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West Campus
P: 303.691.2384
F: 303.226.5529

East Campus
P: 303.338.4110
F: 303.338.4129


West Campus
801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

East Campus
17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

Vanguard West ELD

As we close out the 2019-2020 school year at VCS West, we want to thank you for all of your hard work and flexibility this quarter with remote learning. We miss you and hope to see everyone back at school soon. Please call or visit the front office if you any have questions or concerns over the summer. Take care and have a wonderful summer break! 


Important Announcements

Listed below are several websites to keep you informed and engaged in conjunction with the menu items and resources above: (Core Knowledge curriculum)

ELD resources:

Virtual Museum Tours:

30 Virtual Field Trips:

National Park Website -


Colorin Colorado:

British Council:


Click here for 2019-2020 yearbook information:


                                                                           Virtual Field Day

Since we aren't able to have our annual end of the school year picnic at VCS West this year, check out Ms. Heilmann's field day activities below!

ELD Teacher

Ms. Sullenberger

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Mississippi, where I studied Spanish and Journalism. Traveling, language and teaching are my passions and I have studied and worked abroad in both Spain and Costa Rica. As an educator, I have worked with a variety of age groups around the globe in some capacity. I moved to Denver from Jackson, MS, where I taught middle school ESL, and was most recently a kindergarten teacher at Vanguard West. I am excited to join the ELD team here at Vanguard Classical School for the 2019-2020 school year!

ELD Teacher

Mr. Huyer

My name is Chris Huyer and I look forward to working this year at Vanguard Classical Academy West as an ELD teacher. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in History in 1994 at Metropolitan State University of Denver (formerly known as Metropolitan State College of Denver). . In 2006, I received my teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State University of Denver and in 2019 I obtained my CLD endorsement. In addition I obtained a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy through the Lesley University cohort program in 2008. I taught 3rd grade for several years at Pinnacle Charter School, 4th grade at Twin Peaks Charter Academy, and 5th grade in Aurora Public Schools. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in both Denver Public Schools as well as Adams 12. I chose education because I am passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of the students I am teaching. When I am not working I enjoy running, kickboxing, hiking, camping, backpacking, and listening to classic rock. I look forward to an awesome school year.

7/8 ELD Support

Ms. Curran

I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, specifically Crystal Lake, IL. I moved out to Colorado to attend Colorado State University and graduated with my Bachelor's in Science as a Biology major. This is my fifth year teaching at Vanguard West as the 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher, and my third year as Upper School Department Chair. When I'm not working, I like to spend time with family and friends. I also spend a lot of time supporting various animal rescue efforts.