MEET THE Kindergarten TEAM



Phone: 720-424-0157

Hi. I’m Erica Atchison and love teaching my kindergarten class. Is is so fun and rewarding. I grew up in Incline Village, Nevada, a small town on the the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. I graduated from the University of Nevada in Reno and earned my masters degree from UNLV. I’v taught in Nevada, Arizona and now Colorado. I have a wonderful husband, James, and two very active dogs who love to run.




Phone: 720-424-0179

Jennie Clarke is a graduate of the Denver Teacher Residency Program where she earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. This will be her fourth year teaching kindergarten, at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy. KCAA is her dream job, because of our mission of ?Imagine and Achieve?, the community we serve, and the dedicated staff! She taught kindergarten during her residency year at Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment and fell in love with age. She is endorsed in Linguistically Diverse Education as well as in Special Education. Jennie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Michigan State University, and has a long background in outdoor education and post-secondary and career readiness education. She is passionate about the power of experiential learning and leadership development for her students. Jennie loves to teach through song and dance, and passionately believes in building a classroom environment based on a sense of joy and wonder! Originally from Michigan, Jennie has lived in Colorado for 17 years and considers it her home. She lives with her husband Ethan, their two daughters, Cassidy age 4 and Bryn who is 18 months, and their sweet coon hound Winnie!

Maria VeraRITA VERA – K/1 ELA-S Classroom


Phone: 720-424-3531