Diane Morrison has
over thirty years of teaching experience and more than twenty years
of experience studying and teaching The Enneagram.
She has taught Enneagram Personality Training to hundreds of educators,
administrators, business people, and health care professionals throughout
Colorado and Hawaii. Diane is an associate professor for Adams State University in Denver. Diane is also the founder of The Coaching Niche helping professionals as a life coach.
Sid Rundle is
a passionate teacher advocate. His presentation style mixes research,
common sense, humor, and an all out assault on small
mindedness. Sid brings a wealth of instructional strategies and
experiences based out of his 10 years as a Humanities and Special Education
teacher. He worked as a staff developer and teacher mentor
in Douglas County. Sid currently serves as principal at Cresthill Middle School in Douglas County. Sid emphasizes teaching as an art, and encourages
his colleagues to grapple with their practices and continually refine
Joe Mascarenas’s career began as a geologist with the US Geological Survey doing fieldwork and research. He has over 25 years of teaching experience, including science, technology, and photography. Presently he is teaching science in a high school dropout retrieval program where he uses technology as an instructional/learning tool for students in his classroom. In addition, as the School Tech Rep, he provides technology support to teachers, students, and for district initiatives. He has a passion for working with students and has been selected by his colleagues as teacher of the year. While teaching middle school science he was nominated for bilingual teacher of the year. Joe has been published in professional scientific journals and most recently his photography has been published in the Colorado Water Garden Society journal and in the Water Garden International journal. He is also a guest lecturer on photography for annual events at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Joe is friendly, approachable, and always willing to help teachers and students.puters
in Education and provides technical support and training for his home
Carla Mosher-Mascarenas is celebrating twenty-seven years of teaching for Denver Public Schools. During her first fifteen years she taught middle school English, working with a variety of students from Title 1 at-risk to the highly gifted and talented. Currently she is a Technology and English teacher at an alternative high school in a dropout retrieval program. She also coordinates site assessments and data. Carla has been chosen Teacher of the Year at her school and nominated for CDE Teacher of the Year and 9 Teachers Who Cares. She credits all her success and enjoyment of teaching to a positive attitude, humor, and being organized. Carla also specializes in organizing classrooms and in organizational solutions for the elderly.
Bruce Morgan is a multiple "Who’s
Who In American Education" award winner. He has taught
for 29 years in Douglas County Schools and is currently a literacy
specialist. Bruce has published a book called "Writing Through
the Tween Years" and is currently working on his second book. His work as a literacy consultant for
the Cornerstone Literacy Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania
has brought him to some of the poorest school districts in the United
States including the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the Badlands
of South Dakota.
Kiley Eberly has taught for six years in a variety of diverse and challenging classroom settings. Most recently, she helped successfully open a brand new elementary school in Cherry Creek. In 2003, Kiley earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and graduated with honors from University of Denver. In 2007, Kiley earned her Elementary Writing Certificate from Cherry Creek. She enjoys leading staff development and designing new curriculum. Kiley empowers reluctant learners through passion, dedication, and creativity.
Clark Wilhelm has 20 years of practical counseling, administrative and Special Education experience in public education. His passion for landscape design and horticulture has created a unique opportunity for him to create optimal learning environments for teachers and their students. His down to earth style and humor will make him and eternal middle school student.
Tim Taylor has always pursued excellence in education through the principles of movement, kinesiology, psychomotor and active learning. As a physical education teacher for the past 21 years, Tim has brought new ideas and concepts to his gym classes. While teaching in Littleton Public Schools, he was voted “Teacher of the Year” and was a State of Colorado top ten finalist for the same award. He owns a Masters of Education in Physical Education and his innovative curriculums include designing and building the first indoor ropes course for elementary students in Colorado. He was the co-founder and President of JungleQuest® a private indoor climbing educational facility for adolescents. Tim currently teaches adventure classes in physical education at Mountain Vista High School in Douglas County.
Mark Wakefieldis a teacher’s teacher, loving his current calling as Instructional & Technology Coach for Cresthill Middle School in Douglas County. He spent twelve years in the classroom as a social studies teacher and member of a Gifted and Talented “magnet team.” He has a degree in Integration of Technology in Education and is passionate about helping teachers find ways to make learning experiences relevant to 21st Century learners – all the while helping educators enjoy their vocation to the very fullest. Mark was chosen by his peers and students to receive the 2008 Apple Award for Cresthill. He believes that inspired teaching often is the result of intentional personal and professional growth.
Leslie O'Breza has been in education for over 30 years. For most of her career she was an elementary classroom teacher, she also worked as a Building Resource Teacher/Mentor and Staff Developer in the Douglas County Schools. Leslie hosted several Lab Classrooms for the Public Education Business Coalition as well. Leslie earned her Masters Degree in Literacy Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver. Leslie has a passion for reluctant learners, and empowers her students through her positive and supportive approach to learning.