Administration and Support Staff for Elementary

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Khristian Brace, Elementary Principal -Khristian_Brace@dpsk12.org

I am almost a native of Colorado. I was born in Denver, raised in Mexico City until the age of four and have lived in Colorado ever since.  I went to DPS schools from Kindergarten through high school. I am married and have two little girls, Brooklyn and Liliana.

As a lifelong learner, traveling has always been one of my passions. I started when I was 16 years old and spent a summer in Brazil as a youth Peace Corp member with an organization called Amigos de las Americas. It was a life shaping experience. While in college, I traveled to Europe for fun but also spent six weeks in Kenya, Africa studying the effects of globalization on indigenous tribes. This trip was part of my undergraduate studies in Psychology and was one of the best experiences of my life. Although traveling is tougher with two little ones, we still go on as many adventures as we can. To stay grounded, I run and practice yoga as often as I can.

I have been an educator for ten years. I was an English as a Second Language teacher for eight years as well as an instructional coach. I participated in the Ritchie Program for School Leaders and continued to receive my Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Denver.

Cori Herbst-Loehr, Assistant Principal  – Cori_Herbst-Loehr@dpsk12.org

Cori Herbst-Loehr is proud to be a KCAA school founder and taught Digital Media Arts at KCAA for 5 years. This will be her second year as part of the administrative team, joining as the Dean of the Arts supporting arts instruction and arts programming at KCAA. Mrs. Loehr graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sculpture and Classical Art and a concurrent BFA in Design. Mrs. Loehr practiced graphic design professionally for a number of years, before receiving her education degree from Metro State and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Denver. Mrs. Loehr enjoys cooking, camping, traveling, experiencing great art and movies, spending time with friends and most of all lazy days hanging out with her son and husband.

RenataRenata Martinez– Elementary Secretary Renata_Martinez@dpsk12.org

My name is Renata I am 20 years old and I am a Denver, CO native. I enjoy short walks on the beach (as short as possible) and getting lost in the mountains is my specialty. I adore giraffes because they are tall and awkward like I am. Dogs have a special place in my heart and my ultimate life goal is to be-friend a wolf and kiss its nose.