Who We Are

The GT Center team is uniquely qualified to meet the social and emotional needs of gifted learners. All core classes are taught by CDE GT-endorsed teachers, most of whom also have a Master’s degree in their field. The GT Center program also offers unique opportunities for students to explore their passions in hands-on electives that are taught by experienced, engaging teachers. GT teachers and students are supported by a full-time counselor who specializes in working with gifted learners, a Social Emotional Learning Specialist, and the GT Resource Teacher

In 7th and 8th grade, students stay with the same teacher for 2 years, allowing teachers to get to know their students both on an academic and personal level. Looping also helps build strong teacher/student/parent relationships.

Meet The GT Center Teachers

 Picture of Alana Bloom  Chris Bleau, 6th Math teacher at Creighton M.S. GT program, holding a fish  image of Jenny Boehlke, 7/8 science teacher at the Creighton M.S. GT program
 Alana Bloom - Social Studies 7/8
B.A in Psychology
M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction This is her 15th year teaching, 11th year in Jeffco and second year at Creighton
Chris Bleau - Math 6
B.F.A. in Film/Video Production
M.A. in Education & Human Development
GT Endorsement
This is his 11th year teaching, 5th year teaching  GT, and his 4rd year in Jeffco. 
 Jenny Boehlke - Science 7/8
B.S. in Environmental Science with a Secondary Teaching Emphasis
M.A. in Science Curriculum and Instruction
GT Endorsement
This is her 13th year teaching and her 5th year at Creighton.

 Photo Coming Soon  Brady Yarletts, a 7/8 GT Math teacher at Creighton M.S.   Picture of Svaya Mikulionis
Gabi Bowles - Language Arts and Social Studies 6

 Brady Yarletts - Math 7/8
B.S. in Secondary Education in Math/Science
GT Endorsement.
He has been teaching in Jeffco for 11 years, both at Creighton and Jefferson Virtual Academy.
Svaya Mikulionis - Language Arts  - 7/8

Meet The GT Counselor and GT Resource Teacher

 Laurie Perea GT counselor and SEL specialist at CMS Photo of Erin Shea
 Laurie Perea - GT Counselor for Social Emotional Learning
B.F.A. in Fine Arts
M.A. in Art Therapy
M.A. in School Counseling
Certified in Gifted Education
She has worked in Jeffco for 19 years, including at the elementary and middle school level.
Erin Shea - GT Resource Teacher
B.A. in Creative Writing
M. Ed. in Educational Psychology
GT Endorsement
This is her 17th year in Education, and her 1st year at Creighton.

Meet The Elective Teachers

Picture of Rachel Bryan  Julie Goldanloo  Stephanie Heinz, Spanish teacher at CMS
Rachel Bryan  - Family & Consumer Science
B.A. in Behavioral Science and Secondary Education
Endorsement in ESL Education
Certificate in Personal Economic Education
11th year in teaching, 6th year at Creighton

Julie Goldanloo - Computer Information Technology/Stem
B.S. in Business Finance and Accounting
B.A. in Communications/Public Relations
M.A. in Business Administration Certificates: Alternative Teacher Educator, Linguistically Diverse Education, CS Fundamentals and CS Discoveries Education. CTE
She has taught in Jeffco for 18 year and has been at Creighton for the last 10. 
Stephanie Heinz - Spanish
Degree in International Relations with an emphasis in Latin America and Spanish
M.A. in the Art of Teaching
K-12 Certification for Spanish
This is her 5th year at Jeffco and her 13th year teaching.

 Photo Coming Soon  Picture of Alison Murphy  Kevin Larsen
Christian O'neal Physical Education

Alison Murphy - Physical Education
B.A. in English/Education (CSU)
M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology (CCU)
Taught since 2001 (WRHS & CMS)

Kevin Larsen - Band 
B.A. in Music Education
M.A. in Music Education with an Emphasis in Conducting and Musical Education.
This is his 15th year teaching and his  7th year in Jeffco.


photo of Chris Sorency smiling and holding a football trophy   Phillip Runyan, art teacher at CMS  Jonathan West
Cris Sorency - Tech Ed
B.A in Social Sciences
K-12 Teacher Licensure
CTE Certified
Started Teaching in 2013
 Zephyr Runyan - Art
Art Education K-12
This is their 7th year teaching.

 Jonathan West - Orchestra
B.A. in Music Education
He has been teaching in Jeffco for 3 years.

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