Meet Our Teachers and Staff
We are very fortunate to employ such talented and committed faculty members at Littleton Elementary STEM Academy. Our qualified staff strives to keep lines of communication open and is happy to receive any questions or comments. Please feel free to contact us as needed.
Meet James Verrill
HobbiesHiking, camping, and CrossFit.
MessageMy passion for education has continued to grow throughout my 20 years as a teacher, technology coach, curriculum director, and principal. I look forward to sharing my strengths with the Littleton Elementary community.
Meet Steven Rickert
HobbiesPlaying and watching sports, attending concerts, and traveling.
MessageIt is an honor to serve the students and families of our district, and I look forward to partnering with each of you to ensure our students' success.
Meet Richard McCormick
HometownSturgeon Bay, WI
HobbiesFishing, golfing, skiing, kayaking, hiking, and anything outside.
MessageThank you for letting me help your student reach their optimum learning potential. Attitude is altitude.
Meet Jennie Harstein
Favorite SubjectReading, writing, and art.
HobbiesHiking, dancing, reading, crafting, and volunteering.
MessageI am excited to help children become lifelong learners through play exploration, experiences, and meaningful discoveries. My hope is that each day, having learned something new, children will leave the classroom smiling a little brighter and more confident in who they are and who they can become than when they first entered the doors.
Meet Danielle Lowrie
HometownHuntington Beach, CA
Favorite SubjectLanguage Arts
HobbiesCrafting, traveling, and going to antique shops.
MessageI just want to express how amazing it is to get to know your child throughout the school year. They offer valuable insights, unique personality traits, and creative ideas to our classroom culture. We learn to work together, even with those who may be completely different from us. In doing so, we gain lifelong lessons about tolerance, acceptance, and compassion. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child's educational journey.
Meet Napua Alvarez
HobbiesSpending time with my two beautiful children, my husband, and family. I also enjoy watching sports and getting outside whenever I can.
MessageMy mission is to bring the aloha spirit to my kindergarten classroom so that I can inspire your student's first love of learning. I would like to share my Hawaiian culture to all of Littleton in hopes of being that happy, encouraging teacher that students come back to, even after years of kindergarten have gone by. E komo mai (welcome) to my ohana (family).
Meet Jordan Thompson
HometownEl Paso, TX
HobbiesReading, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
MessageHello. I am really excited to get to know you and your student while motivating them to learn and grow as the year goes on.
Meet Elisabeth Coco
HometownColorado Springs, CO
HobbiesReading, hiking, and drinking coffee.
Message"The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, believing in, and just never letting go of." -Unknown
Meet Ashley Davis
HobbiesSinging, baking, cooking, painting, and playing with my two beautiful boys.
MessageMy goal is to grow all student's minds, guide their hearts, and instill a love for lifelong learning through positive character development.
Meet Eliana Romero
HometownSanta Fe, NM
Favorite SubjectReading and Music
HobbiesReading, dancing, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.
MessageI am excited to have your students in my classroom, and I am ready to learn and grow with them.
Meet Kasey Hauck
HometownInver Grove Heights, MN
HobbiesRunning, kickboxing, reading in the sun, and spending time with my family.
MessageI am very excited to get to know the students and families at Littleton. I believe that learning should be fun, exciting, and hands-on.
Meet Bonnie Martin
HometownLaguna Niguel, California
Favorite SubjectReading, writing, and social studies.
HobbiesSpending time with family and friends, working out, and swimming.
MessageAll children are capable of success. No exceptions.
Meet Cassandra Lockard
Favorite SubjectHistory and Art History
HobbiesRugby, reading, cooking, hiking, video games, and kick boxing.
MessageMy favorite quote is: "You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." I look forward to helping our students cross the oceans of learning with courage, excitement, and dedication.
Meet Rachel Mullens
HobbiesI love to cook, spend time with my pets, play video games, scroll Pinterest and Netflix, travel to new places, and learn anything new I can learn.
MessageIt is my first year as a teacher, but I am so excited to begin the journey as a Littleton Firebird. My classroom will be full of exploration, creativity, and problem solving. The 2018-2019 school year will be the best school year ever.
Meet Darby Vance
Favorite SubjectSocial Studies and Language Arts
HobbiesReading, cooking, traveling, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.
MessageHello. I am very excited about the upcoming school year. It is going to be full of fun, adventures, and learning. One of my favorite quotes is: "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." I cannot wait to involve my students in learning and watch them grow. In my eyes, all students are capable of success. I can hardly wait to meet you all.
Meet Jeanine Jones-Rankins
HobbiesGenealogy research, writing poetry, and walking.
Message"You know more than you think you do; you are smarter than you think you are. Don't tell me what you can't do; show me what you can do."
Meet Daniel Mainord
Favorite SubjectU.S. History
HobbiesChurch activities, cross-country running, and cars.
Message"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for the country." - John F. Kennedy
Meet Benjamin Bassey
HobbiesBasketball and soccer.
Message"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better." - Tim Rohn
Meet Erin Mitchel
HometownApache Junction, Arizona
Favorite SubjectEnglish and Earth Science
HobbiesI like to read, travel with my family, watch movies, and relax.
MessageI am excited to get to know my students and their families. I look forward to working together to make sure everyone is successful, and I am motivated to make a difference in everyone's lives.
Meet Julie Cole
MessageMy goal is to make learning math simple. I enjoy helping adults with math just as much as I enjoy helping children. Never be afraid to ask me questions. We are all in this together.
Seventh and Eighth Grade
Meet Rosa Cruz Cova
HobbiesPainting and watching movies.
MessageI am excited to meet you all and look forward to working together in order to have a successful school year. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you imagined." - Henry David Thoreau
Meet Dallas Gilleland
Favorite SubjectUS History
HobbiesWatching the Cubs and Hawkeyes, hiking, and taking my dog to the dog park.
Message"Learning is not a spectator sport." - Ehrmann and Chickering
Meet Stephanie Rudzki
HometownSimi Valley, CA
HobbiesTraveling, writing, spending time with friends and family, and attending concerts.
MessageI am beyond excited to work with your child this year, and to better prepare them for their upcoming years in high school. "One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai
Exceptional Learning Teachers
Meet Marissa Bryant
Favorite SubjectReading and History
HobbiesReading, painting, and spending time with my family.
MessageEvery child has a success, a lightbulb moment, and wants to be heard. In my class, I am here to help them achieve all three.
Meet Anna Coker
HobbiesShopping, watching sports, and playing pool.
MessageI look forward to getting to know your student this year. I am excited to contribute to the learning process that will assist in your student's continued educational growth.
Meet Bernadette Daite
Favorite SubjectAsian History and Math
HobbiesPhotography, hiking, camping and reading.
Message"They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it." - Analects
Meet Savannah Meredith
HobbiesShopping, hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, and relaxing.
MessageI'm really excited to be starting my first year of teaching here at Littleton and am excited to work with parents, students, and staff.
Meet Beaney Payan
Favorite SubjectMath. Science, Art
HobbiesI love to do arts and crafts in my spare time. I enjoy hiking and being outdoors; this is something that relaxes me. I also enjoy to read inspirational books and watch movies.
Message"Wisdom begin in wonder." - Socrates
Meet Ashley Perman
Favorite SubjectLanguage Arts, History, and Band
HobbiesSnow skiing, CrossFit, crafting, and hanging out with friends and family.
MessageWelcome parents and students. My name is Ms.Perman, and I am so excited to start working with each of you this school year. This is going to be a fun year full of learning, making new discoveries, and having fun with our friends. My room is open to all, and if there is ever any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I cannot wait to meet all of you very soon.
Meet April Quinones
Favorite SubjectHistory and Music
HobbiesFood catering, running, and camping up north at Woods Canyon Lake.
MessageYou're capable of anything. You matter to me and everyone else in your life. My classroom is for practice, not performance. Learning is practice.
Meet Nathaniel Short
Favorite Subjectmath, science, history
HobbiesPlaying chess, gardening
MessageMy goal as a teacher is to do everything I can to give students the tools and strategies they need to figure out anything.
Meet Benjamin Sullens
Favorite SubjectMath and Reading
HobbiesReading, crafting, and relaxing with friends.
MessageI look forward to getting to know the families and students of Littleton. I am excited to find ways to support our students in developing their skills and connecting with technology.
Student Achievement Coach
Meet Jackie Older
HobbiesCamping, fishing, hunting, hiking, reading, decorating, sketching, gardening, and playing scrabble with my mom.
MessageI truly believe that every child is capable of success. My goal is to build self-confidence and foster a love of reading in every student I work with.