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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

VCS West - Special Education Team

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Special Education Teacher

Haley Luedike

My name is Haley Luedike and I teach kindergarten and first grade special education. I lived in south Florida for most of my life. I obtained a Bachelors Degree in Special Education. I moved to Colorado 2 years ago and fell in love with hiking with my dog.

5th & 6th Grade Special Education Teacher

Karen Mortensen

My name is Karen Mortensen and I am the 5th and 6th grade special education teacher. This is my seventh year as a teacher and my sixth year at Vanguard West. I graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in Elementary Education. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my two young children. I enjoy teaching because I love working with kids and I enjoy seeing students discover a love for learning!

7th & 8th Grade Special Education Teacher

Tanya Novak

Hello! My name is Tanya Novak and this is my 3rd year teaching 7th and 8th grade Special Education at Vanguard West. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree from Regis University in Denver and graduated with my Master’s Degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I enjoy reading, sewing, listening to music, and spending time with my family.


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