Arizona State University — B.A. Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Cincinnati — M.A. Speech-Language Pathology
Certification: ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency
Endorsement: Special Education Generalist
“When you value people, accepting them and including them comes naturally.” -unknown
Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University
Master of Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University
“Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference -- in our own lives and those of others.” -Sharon Salzberg
EducationBachelor of Art in Psychology, University of VirginiaMasters of Teaching in Special Education and Elementary Education, University of VirginiaProfessional Teachers License: Special Education Generalist, Elementary Education K-6
"I have learned that people will forget what you have said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Bachelor of Arts in Nutrition - University of Northern Colorado
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education- Colorado Christian University
Endorsements: -Special Education Generalist (Ages 5-21)
- Elementary Education (K-6)
"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Moderate Needs Teacher
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Denver
Master's Degree in Special Education from Regis University
"Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson
BA History from Colorado State University
MA Special Education University of Northern Colorado
“A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” — Chinese proverb
Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology (Ed.S)
“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.”
Philosophy and Goals
The mission of the Cherry Creek District is to educate each student to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care. We are committed to this mission and to collaborating with general education teachers to provide quality education for all students, including those with special needs. We recognize the critical need for all students to achieve their highest potential.
Mrs. Manspeaker and Mrs. Estes provide assessments and services for students with perceptual and communication disabilities that significantly affect student achievement.
Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Lee provide services for students with significant support needs and Autism. The ILC classroom is a place where students learn life skills and instruction driven by the student's individualized education plan. The ILC program also includes adaptations for general education curriculum, and provides opportunities for inclusion within the general education classroom for students with significant disabilities.
Mrs. Creech provides assessments and services for students with communication disabilities that have an adverse effect on educational performance.
Ms. Frankhouser provides assessments and services that help students with fine and gross motor needs as well as sensory needs that significantly impact classroom functioning.
Mental Health Services — Psychologist
Mr. Parker provides individual, small group and classroom mental health interventions and supports so students can more readily access learning and be successful. Additionally, Mr. Parker consults to support parents and teachers, administer assessments to understand how students learn best with the goal of teaching that builds on strengths and target areas of need.