Jillane is very excited to begin her sixth year at Ben Franklin Academy as the afternoon Instructional Aide for kindergarten. Originally from Wyoming, she attended the University of Wyoming where she received a B.S. in Psychology focusing on Child Psychology. She has been married to her husband for 24 years. They have two daughters, Jensen, who will be a senior at Arapahoe High School and Marin, who will be a freshman at Arapahoe.
Jillane looks forward to working with the kindergarten teaching team again and helping sweet kindies learn and grow during the 2019-20 school year.
Nannette is excited to be an Instructional Aide at Ben Franklin Academy. She has worked at Bear Canyon Elementary as a Instructional Aide and Health Room Assistant and at Ranch View Middle School with Nutrition Services. Nannette moved to Highlands Ranch in 1995 from California. Nannette and her husband have two children, Rob and Lauren. Rob attends University of Northern Colorado, and Lauren attends Colorado State University. Nannette enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her family.
2nd Grade AMEmail
Holly is an Instructional Assistant for the 2nd grade team. She is a Colorado native. She graduated from Metro State with a BA in Sociology and minored in Psychology. Holly has been married for 21 years and has 3 teenage children. Justin her oldest, attends The University of Northern Colorado. Evan and Allie(twins)are juniors at ThunderRidge HS. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, reading, crafts and taking walks with her Golden Retriever, Baylee.Faculty Favorites
4th Grade AM/2nd Grade PM
Kristi is very happy to be part of the Ben Franklin Academy staff as a 2nd & 4th grade aid. She is from Iowa and moved here when she was 12 years old. She and her family have lived in Highlands Ranch for 12 years. They are the owners of two adopted cats and two adopted dogs. In her free time, Kristi enjoys gardening, jogging, crafting, reading, movies and hanging out with her daughter.Faculty Favorites
3rd Grade AM
Dana is an Instructional Assistant for the third grade team. Before coming to Ben Franklin Academy, she worked at Coyote Creek Elementary as an Educational Assistant. Dana moved to Highlands Ranch in 2009 from New Jersey, and she absolutely LOVES it here!! She loves the sunshine, mountains, and the people. Dana and her husband have three children, three cats, and a dog.
3rd Grade PMEmail
Middle School AideEmail
7th Grade AM/8th Grade PM
Jennifer is excited to start her sixth year as a Middle School IA. She enjoys working with all the Middle School teachers, and students.
Married for 17 years to Rod, they have two children (Rodger, 9th, and Ashley, 6th grade) In her spare time Jennifer loves to read, write, do puzzles, and swim with the kids.Faculty Favorites