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 14th year teaching, 11th year in Jeffco and first 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 10th year teaching, 5th year teaching  GT, and his 3rd 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 12th year teaching and her 4th year at Creighton.

 GT teacher Colby Hansen is abysmal at selfies... this ain't Tinder, dude  photo of Holly Schopfer smiling and wearing a pink shirt  Brady Yarletts, a 7/8 GT Math teacher at Creighton M.S.
Colby Hansen - Language Arts and Social Studies 6
B.A. in English
M.A. in Education
GT Endorsement
He has taught for 19 years in Jeffco and has been at Creighton for 3 years.
Holly Shopfer - Language Arts 7/8
B.A. in English & Secondary Education
M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction
She has taught for over 12 years, served as a DTL, and taught for Colorado Preparatory Academy.

 Brady Yarletts - Math 7/8
B.S. in Secondary Education in Math/Science
GT Endorsement.
He has been teaching in Jeffco for 10, both at Creighton and Jefferson Virtual Academy.

Meet The GT Counselor and GT Resource Teacher

 Laurie Perea GT counselor and SEL specialist at CMS
 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 18 years, including at the elementary and middle school level.
Lauren Berdofe Stewart -
GT Resource Teacher
B.A. and S. in Urban Planning and Design
M.A. in Educational Psychology
Certified in Gifted Education
Lauren has worked in education for 19 years in K-12 alternative, K-12 gifted, K-5 art, and early childhood education, and as a professor of graduate students at UCD.


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
10th year in teaching, 5th year at Creighton



Julie Goldanloo - Computer Information Technology
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 17 year and has been at Creighton for the last 9. 
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 4th year at Jeffco and her 12th year teaching.









 Terry Muilenburg, PE teacher at CMS  Picture of Alison Murphy  Kevin Larsen
Terry Muilenburg - Physical Education

B.A. in Science
He has been teaching in Jeffco for 27 years.
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 14th year teaching and his  6th year in Jeffco.


 


 Sam Stapleton, STEM teacher at CMS  Phillip Runyan, art teacher at CMS  Jonathan West
Sam Stapleton - STEM
B.S. in Environmental Biology
M.A. in the Art of Teaching
He has been teaching for 6 years and has been at Creighton for 4 years.
 Zephyr Runyan - Art
Art Education K-12
This is their 6th year teaching.

 Jonathan West - Orchestra
B.A. in Music Education
He has been teaching in Jeffco for 2 years.



photo of Chris Sorency smiling and holding a football trophy
Cris Sorency - Tech Ed
B.A in Social Sciences
K-12 Teacher Licensure
CTE Certified
Started Teaching in 2013

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