I am so thrilled to be a part of the Vanguard Classical School community as the Principal at the East Campus! Before my Vanguard life, I had the privilege of teaching 5th graders for 7 years and 4th graders for 4 years at another well-known Aurora charter school. I have a B.A. in Behavioral Science, an M.A. in Elementary Education, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. Currently, I hold an active Principal License and Teacher License in the State of Colorado. I like to spend my “spare time” thinking about how best to serve our VCS community, traveling, sitting on my front porch waving to the passers-by, and hanging out with my family.Email
Prior to working at Vanguard, I was a special education teacher for nine years.Most recently, I was a school leader in the Falcon School District for two years. Additionally, I served in the United States Air Force for seven years.
I am the Assistant Principal for K-5 at Vanguard Classical School East. Prior to working at Vanguard, I was a special education teacher for nine years. I most recently was a school leader in the Falcon School District for two years. Additionally, I served in the United States Air Force for seven years. I received a Master’s degree in Special Education, and I have obtained a Master's certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Most recently I completed the requirements of School Leaders of America's Troops to Principals Program. I am married and have two children. I value the time I have with my family. I look forward to watching our students soar to new heights.
Hello, I am Troy Stevens. I am entering my second year here at Vanguard. I am entering my fifteenth year in education. I have been in the classroom as a Social Studies teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant to the Principal, and my current role of Assistant Principal all at the secondary level. I am a Colorado native and grew up in Aurora and I currently reside in this beautiful city. I am a graduate from Overland High School. I am married to my best friend and wife, Brandy, of 21 years. We have two beautiful children. I love to lift weights as I use it as a stress reliever, volunteer in the community, officiate youth and high school football, spending time with my family and play baseball which I have played at the college and professional levels. I also believe in doing blood cancer awareness through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My family has been effected by both of these blood cancers.Email
Hello Vanguard Hawks and Families! My name is Linda Richardson and I am the new English Language Development Coordinator. I have been a classroom teacher for four years and am excited to move into my new role working with our English language learners. I hold a B.A. in Humanities from San Diego State University, an M.Ed. in Urban Education with an endorsement in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education from Regis University, a certificate in Early Childhood Leadership from the University of Colorado-Denver and have served a year researching flamenco dance as a Fulbright Scholar to Spain. When I’m not at school I love to practice copperplate calligraphy, attend Korean classes and cook for my friends.Email
I oversee the Special Education Department at both the East and West Campuses. I am responsible for directing programs that provide educational assistance to children with mental, psychological, learning, behavioral, or physical disabilities within an inclusive environment. I also manage all Section 504 plans to ensure that programs and services are implemented with fidelity.
I have previously served as a Special Education (SPED) Coordinator at the West Campus, as well as a first grade teacher for four years at the West Campus. While in New York City, I worked as a high school special education teacher at a High School for Environmental Studies and as a private behavior interventionist.
I hold a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and a Special Education Generalist professional teaching license. Additionally, I received a M.A. in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado. I recently received a Director of Special Education License from the Colorado Department of Education.
My husband and I moved to Denver from New York City in 2012 to pursue more of our outdoor passions. We are both avid ultra-trail runners, rock climbers, and backcountry snowboarders. We are rarely seen without the company of our Greater Swiss Mountain dog, Otter.