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Hello Mountain Vista Families,
Welcome to the home of the Mammoths! My name is Megan Carkhuff, and I am absolutely honored to be chosen as the interim Principal of Mountain Vista Elementary for the 2021-2022 school year. I am excited to carry forward Mountain Vista’s legacy of excellence. I believe that all students can achieve at high levels when supported in partnership by the community around them. I am proud to be part of your child’s educational journey.
In the 2020-2021 school year I served as the assistant principal of Mountain Vista and was able to witness first-hand the joy and excitement of our young learners, the love and compassion of our families, and the expertise and strength of the Mountain Vista staff. I am humbled to lead in this community with such a knowledgeable and hardworking group of educators who always put students first. Mountain Vista is truly a special place.
On a personal note, I live in Aurora with my husband, Sam, and our two sons, Lyle and Boyce. I am originally from Michigan (Go Green!) and taught 2nd and 4th grade for eight years prior to joining the administration team in Cherry Creek in 2017. As a family, we enjoy camping in the mountains on weekends and spending time at local parks. It’s very likely you’ll catch us on the playground here at Mountain Vista after hours!
As the newest leader and with our amazing staff, I want to welcome each of you to the Mountain Vista family. I promise that we will continue doing right by our children. We will continue to collaborate with each other and with you to best meet the needs of our students and community. We will continue to inspire our young Mammoths to DREAM, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE!
With great respect,