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Vanguard Community Letter from the East Admin Team

Angela Keedy, Secondary Principal, East Campus

Angela Schendel Keedy, Secondary Principal at Vanguard Classical East, earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Flute Performance from the University of Montana. Additionally she earned a Masters in Music from the University of Northern Colorado and has taken principal licensure classes at Colorado State University. 

Ms. Keedy has taught in all areas of music including band, choir, orchestra, jazz, and general music. Her students and ensembles have been featured on NBC Nightly News, been invited to perform at the Beijing Olympics, and collaborated with the Wally Cardona Dance Quartet on a National Endowment for the Arts grant project that was performed in New York City to critical acclaim.

Prior to joining Vanguard, Ms. Keedy has served as assistant principal and principal at Union Colony Preparatory School in Greeley. She is most recently a founder and the principal at the newly opened Union Colony Elementary School in Evans, Colorado. 

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Emily Van Luit, Elementary Principal, East Campus 

Emily Van Luit is delighted to continue being a part of the Vanguard Classical School East community as the Elementary Principal. 

Prior to Vanguard, she has been affiliated with Aurora Academy Charter School in various capacities since its opening in 2001, and employed with the school as a classroom teacher for eleven years; four years teaching 4th grade, and seven in 5th grade.

Currently, she holds a B.A. in Behavioral Science from the Metropolitan State College of Denver, an M.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.

In her personal life, she loves spending time with her family: Hannah, Michael, and their little Yorkie, Penelope. Together, they enjoy traveling with friends and relaxing on their front patio while waving at the passersby. She  is looking forward to a great year!

Marvra Winner, K-5 Assistant Principal, East Campus

I am thrilled to be a part of the Vanguard Classical School East Campus as the Elementary Assistant Principal. I proudly served my country for 7 years in the United States Air Force. I was a special education teacher for 9 years before joining the leadership team in Falcon District 49 for 2 years. I received my Masters Degree in Special Education, obtained a Master's certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and recently completed the requirements of School Leaders of America's Troops to Principals Program. I have a wonderful husband and 2 amazing middle school children. We have 2 dogs and have been growing accustomed to all the wildlife we have seen since moving to Parker--in particular the snakes. My family and I love quality time together. We have started a new family tradition of cruising out to sea at least once per year. I am so excited to, within a forward thinking company, work with people who share such a rich and diverse background. I am thankful that you all have provided me a warm welcome and I look forward to watching our students soar through the year!

Troy Stevens, 6-12 Assistant Principal, East Campus 

Mr. Stevens is the 6-12 Assistant Principal at Vanguard East. Prior to Vanguard, he has spent over twelve years in education; nine teaching Social Studies, Dean of Students, Assistant to the Principal, and Social Studies department head. As an administrative leader, he brings experience in curriculum development, Restorative Justice training, instructional leadership, coordinating assessments, and developing a strong school culture. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and a Master's degree in Education from Regis University. He also has a Professional Teaching license in Social Studies and a Principal license in School Leadership. Mr. Stevens is a Colorado native, and has lived in Aurora all of his life. He is married and has two wonderful children. His hobbies are lifting weights and coaching his children in both softball and baseball. He is a strong advocate for cancer research, especially the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Audrey Monaco, Special Education Coordinator, East Campus Audrey Monaco is currently serving as the Special Education Coordinator for Vanguard Classical School East. She grew up in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York and attended the State University of New York at Potsdam for her undergraduate degrees. She also attended CUNY Brooklyn College for her dual master's degrees in Elementary Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities. She has 10 years of experience teaching a variety of positions and grades from Kindergarten to 6th grade. She has been a committed Special Education teacher at Vanguard Classical School for the past 3 years in 1st and 2nd grade. Previously, she has worked in New York City Public Schools in both General Education and Special Education. Her interests include collecting vintage clothing, thrift shopping for vintage Pyrex bake ware, petting Bernese Mountain dogs, kayaking, playing trivia, rooting for the Broncos, playing the french horn, and raising chickens.