Van Luit
Emily Van Luit, K-8 Principal, East Campus 

Emily Van Luit is delighted to continue being a part of the Vanguard Classical School East community as the K-8 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!

Angela Keedy, Upper School Principal, (9-12) East Campus

Angela Schendel Keedy, Upper School 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.  She recently served as the Interim Executive Director of Vanguard Schools.

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. 

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. 

Marvra Winner, K-8 Assistant Principal, East Campus

Ms. Winner is the Assistant Principal for K-8 at Vanguard Schools East.  

Prior to working at Vanguard, Ms. Winner was a special education teacher for nine years.  She most recently was a school leader in the Falcon School District for two years.  Additionally, she served in the United States Air Force for seven years.

She received a Masters Degree in Special Education.  Additionally, she has obtained a Master's certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Most recently she has completed the requirements of School Leaders of America's Troops to Principals Program.

Ms. Winners is married and has two children.  She values the time she has with her family. She looks forward to watching our students soar to new heights.