Meet RIO and Counselors

Meet the Rio Team

Silvas, Alexis


Alexis Silvas   

Restorative Justice

Ms. Alexis Silvas works in the RIO dept. as our Restorative Justice Coordinator. Ms. Alexis is now in her 4th year here at KCAA. Ms. Alexis got her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a double minor in Law Enforcement and Law. Ms. Alexis then went to on to get her Masters in Criminology from Regis University. Ms. Alexis has coached for three years at KCAA- coaching both volleyball and girls basketball. This year she will also serve as KCAA’s Athletic Director. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.



Matt Silvas Pic Matt Silvas

Restorative Justice

Matt Silvas is a recent graduate of Colorado State University where he studied Political Science and Criminology. He has spent the last 5 years helping student-athletes develop their basketball talent while also providing mentorship for on and off-the-court issues. With a desire to help students succeed in all areas of their lives, he hopes to one day implement restorative practices on both a state and national level by working with school districts to ensure every child stays in the classroom and reaches their full potential. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing acoustic guitar, reading American History books, hiking, and playing basketball.


Meet the Counseling Team


Shaheen, Madi HS CounselorMadiha Shaheen

High School Counselor

Ms. Shaheen is a DPS East High School Alum and a returning High School Counselor at KCAA; her passion for living the DPS values are inherent in her work, and her passion for post-secondary readiness are evident around initiatives of Advanced Placement, SAT, Concurrent Enrollment and other college and career avenues.  She enjoys working with all students to support their overall success.

In her free time, Ms. Shaheen enjoys outdoor recreation including snowboarding, mountain biking and whitewater sports.