Morgridge Academy: Staff Information

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Administrators

  • Jennifer McCullough, MA, holds a Master’s in Educational Administration from Jones International University and a Master’s in Special Education from the University of Kansas. She worked as a teacher at Morgridge Academy from 1999-2008 and returned as director in 2014.

  • Sarah Lent, Administrative Assistant, has a degree in Music Education from Clearwater Christian College. Before coming to Morgridge Academy, Sarah worked in Denver Public Schools. Sarah is originally from Pennsylvania and has been with Morgridge Academy since the summer of 2012.

 

Teachers 

  • Mary Lou Ray, MA, is the kindergarten and first grade teacher and has worked at Morgridge Academy since 2006. She holds a teaching certificate and a Master's Degree from Louisiana State University in Special Education.

  • Lorrie Schroeck, MA, has a Master's in Elementary Education from the University of Florida. She is the 2nd and 3rd grade teacher and has been at Morgridge Academy since 1995.

  • Kat Kimling, MA, has been our 3rd/4th grade teacher since 2008. She holds a teaching certificate and Master's Degree in Special Education.

  • Kelly Dresser, MA, is our 5th/6th grade teacher. Ms. Dresser joined us in the fall of 2012 and has a Colorado Teaching License and her Master's in Education.

  • Janet White, MA, is our 6th/7th grade teacher. She holds a teaching certificate and a Master's Degree in Special Education. She has worked in schools across the Denver metro area and has been at Morgridge Academy since 2008.

  • Dana Christensen, MA, is our 7th/8th grade teacher.  She is a licensed teacher, and joined Morgridge Academy in the fall of 2015.

 

Special Program Instructors

  • Katie Tilton, MA, is our Special Education Coordinator and Problem Based Learning Coordinator. She has been at National Jewish Health since 2008. She holds a Colorado Teaching License and has her Master's in Information Learning Technologies.

  • Jim Gianvito, MA, is our Physical Education teacher.  We like to say, "This is Jim, our Gym teacher."  He has worked at Morgridge Academy since 1985. He has his Master’s in Therapeutic Recreation.

  • Wally Lederer, MA, is our Child Advocate and RtI Coordinator.  He has worked at National Jewish Health since 1984. He has been at Morgridge Academy since 1993. He holds a Colorado Teaching License and has his Master’s in Education.

  • Jessica Burchinal, MA, NCC  is our School Counselor.  She has worked at Morgridge Academy since 2010. She holds a Colorado Teaching License and has her Master's in School Counseling.

  • Dana Delaney, MA, is our Fine Arts teacher.  She primarily teaches music when she is here.  She shares the Fine Arts position with Karen Chapman.  Dana taught here for 20 years before leaving NJH.  With her return, she is now in her 21st year at NJH.

  • Karen Chapman, MA, is our Fine Arts teacher.  She primarily teaches art when she is here.  She shares the Fine Arts position with Dana Delaney.  Karen joined our school in the fall of 2015.

 

Nurses

  • Amy Schouten, RN, is our Coordinator of Medical Health Services and one of our school nurses. She has been with Morgridge Academy since 2005. She has been an RN since 1994, graduating from the University of Colorado.

  • Karen Musselman, RN, is one of our school nurses and has been at Morgridge Academy since 1997. She received her RN from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, IA, and her BSN from Mesa College in Grand Junction, CO.

  • Kathi Carney, RN, is one of our school nurses and joined Morgridge Academy in the fall of 2012.

  • Elaine Cline, RN, is one of our school nurses and has been a part of Morgridge Academy and National Jewish Health (either as a full time, part-time, or sub nurse) for over twenty years.

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´╗┐Morgridge Academy
1400 Jackson St.
Denver, CO 80206
303.398.1103 (main office)
303.270.2158 (fax)
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