Sarah Boerma

    Kindie AM

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        Kathy Chase

        AM Kindie

         
         
         
        Kathy is very excited to begin her 6th year at BFA as a kindergarten aide. She enjoys working with children and loves their smiles and energy. Kathy has been married to her husband, Matt, for 28 years. They are blessed to have 3 sons, Tyler (26), Zach (24) and Spencer (17). In her free time Kathy loves spending time with her large extended family, often hosting many family gatherings for them. She loves to travel, play games, watch cooking shows and read books. 
        Kathy looks forward to another great year with an amazing kindergarten team. 

            Nannette Preciado

            Kindie AM

            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.

             
            Nannette is very excited to be part of BFA and loves working with the kindergarten students.

                Melissa Eframo

                Kindie PM

                    Jillane Disbrow

                    Kindie PM

                     

                    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.

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                        Tiffany deRis

                        Kindie/First Grade Aide

                            Mika Hurd

                            1st Grade

                                Holly Melka

                                2nd Grade AM

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                                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.

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                                    Kristi Watson

                                    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.

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                                        Dana Tromeur-Nach

                                        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.

                                         Dana is very excited to be part of BFA!

                                            Sara Wilkerson

                                            3rd Grade PM

                                            Sara returns to BFA for her third year as an Instructional Aide for the 5th and 3rd grade team.  She grew up in Jackson, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming.  She has her degree in Elementary Education and has been working in that field for the last 10 years.  Sara and her family moved to Colorado 5 years ago from Arizona and absolutely love it here!

                                            Sara and her husband have two daughters Addison (3rd) and Hailey (K) who also attend BFA.  They also are parents to their dog Oliver and a cat named Lucy.

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                                                Heidi Drees

                                                4th Grade

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                                                    Melissa Burke

                                                    5th Grade

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                                                        Susan Hodge

                                                        Middle School Aide

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                                                            Nicole Schmit

                                                            Middle School Aide

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                                                                Jennifer Thompson

                                                                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.

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                                                                    Michelle Ziegler

                                                                    Middle School

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                                                                        Scott Hedges

                                                                        Lunch/Recess IA

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                                                                            Karla Cabrera

                                                                            Lunch Aide

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                                                                                Khristen Fritzsche

                                                                                Lunch Aide