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Spring 2021 Reaching In and Out Winners

This year, our schools have found themselves on the front lines of a national crisis. Whether it has been educating our students, preparing thousands of meals, extensive cleaning of all of our buildings, or transporting students while following ever-changing guidelines, our staff and community have continued to persevere. During this evening's Board of Education meeting, we will recognize outstanding 27J staff members who have gone above and beyond in being magical motivators for their students and staff. 


Watch live this evening at 7:00 pm on the 27J Schools Youtube channel:

To listen to the meeting, please call 720-572-1628.


Congratulations to our Reaching Out recipients and the entire 27J Schools team for making the impossible, possible!

Reaching Out Winners:


Rhonda Plambeck - Student Health & Wellness Coordinator

Kristin Setzer - COVID Call Center Coordinator

Greg Martin - Quist Middle School Office Team

Jamie Spotts - Quist Middle School Office Team


Amber Buczkiewicz - Pennock Elementary Achieve Institute K-1 Teacher

Dionne McGrady - Brighton High School English Teacher

Barb Umsted - Bright Beginnings (PreK) Dean of Students

Amanda VanBlaricom - Quist Middle School 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher


Michael Clow - Chief Human Resource Officer


Reunion Elementary Specials Team - Josh Linville, Abigail Vajda, Cassie Day, Ashley Serna, and Callie Anderson

Overland Trail Middle School 6th Grade Machu Picchu Team - Alicia Marquez, Rebekka Herreras, and Brendan Jones

Prairie View High School 9th Grade Academy Team - Nicole Ramirez, Joelle Galceran, Jenny Baldoni, Chris Martinez, Kevin O'Brien, Jacquie Brown, Lora McCabe, Molly Whitaker, Monica Shattuck, Lindsey Kavallar, Mauna Mazzola, Sean Mallander,Nate Howard, Kelsey Estes, Joe Sabo, Tamra Lowe, Corissa LaPanse, Jose Cardona, Kristi Nistel, Delaney Burchfield, Rachel Bilardi, Gina Francalancia-Cancienne, Brooke VanderWeit, Dulce Herrera, Teresa Woolworth & Mark Gonzalez

Reaching In Award Winners

Danielle (Dani) Jayne - West Ridge Elementary Parent

Roger Lance - Brantner Elementary Volunteer

Mary Lou Steinbacher - Anser Advisor as Owner's Representative Managing Associate

Rosie (Alma) Haage, Jennifer Gamble, Vanessa Roll, and Katie Southland - Henderson Elementary P.T.O. presidents, past & present and the core P.T.O. volunteers

Simply Pizza Truck - Melinda Carbajal and Mary Littler owners