Faculty and Staff

Committed, Caring and Highly Skilled

Havern School’s faculty and staff consists of highly skilled and passionate professionals committed to educating children with learning disabilities. All Havern lead teachers, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists possess a master’s degree or above in their field. All faculty and staff regularly attend professional development in order to stay current with research-based strategies for students with learning disabilities. In addition, all of staff are certified in CPR, first aid and medication administration. The average tenure for our faculty and staff members is 7.4 years. Additionally, Havern serves as an observation site for college students. The Havern therapy department has hosted interns from across Colorado and the nation.

We realize how difficult it can be for children with learning disabilities to come to school every day and face the areas that are the most challenging for them. Havern’s staff works together to create a nurturing environment and an encouraging atmosphere for our students. Teachers and therapists meet with the head of school in monthly staff meetings to discuss strategies for individual students. No one “falls through the cracks” at Havern.

“One reason Havern is so special is because we are able to treat each student as an individual.”

– Havern School teacher

Our Leadership and Administrative Team

Our Teaching Teams

Room 137 (Kindergarten–Grade 1)

  • Jenny Troxler, Lead Teacher
  • Debbie Fauskee

Room 138 (Grades 2-3)

  • Kathleen Riley, Lead Teacher
  • Lesa DeLand

Room 134 (Grades 3-4)

  • Pam Vernon, Lead Teacher
  • Shawnna Jantz

Room 140 (Grades 4-5)

  • Meghan Orchard, Lead Teacher
  • Jill Hoylman
  • Jan Welch

Room 158 (Grades 5-6)

  • Tiffany Fitzwater, Lead Teacher
  • Hannah Joslin
  • Jan Welch

Room 217 (Grades 6-7)

  • Leslie Barth, Lead Teacher
  • Ali Birtwistle

Room 221 (Grades 6-7)

  • Meghan Talotta, Lead Teacher
  • Penny Best

Room 220 (Grades 7-8)

  • Mary Ann Knutson, Lead Teacher
  • Alyssa Moore
  • Becky Romero

Speech and Language Team

  • Sharon Fish
  • Dana Green
  • Margaret Brown
  • Mandy Davenport

Occupational Therapy Team

  • Maggie Bronson
  • Katie Crelly

Technology Instructor and Coordinator

  • Maria Cunningham

School Psychologists

  • Dr. Bronwyn

Fine Arts Team

  • Sherri Pritchett, Visual Arts
  • Rita Brockway, Music and Drama

Library and Communication Specialist

  • Amanda (Mandy) Piscopo