Deans of Students

Vannesa Cruz

Dean of Students 3th-5th

I love what I do!! I am passionate about what I do, I’ve been working in education since the age of 16. Graduated from University of Colorado Denver Fall 2019. I do modeling, I was Miss Colorado Latina 2019. I am also part of a dance team!

A quote that I try to live by:

“Be a pineapple, wear a crown, stand tall, be sweet on the inside.” —Winston Churchill

Savanna Jones

6-8 Dean of Student Services

My name is Savanna Jones. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I graduated from Manual High School and then went on to further my education at Texas Christian University. After graduating with my Bachelor of Social Work, I came back and attained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver. My hobbies include traveling, eating, shopping, and spending time with my family.

A quote that I try to live by:

“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.” —Maya Angelou



Heidi Lang

ECE-8 Dean of Culture

I have a degree in Psychology and Elementary Curriculum and instruction from CU Boulder and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of New England. I was an elementary school teacher for 7 years and have now been a Dean for 6 years. I love what I do and take Social-Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, Regulation Strategies, and Problem-Solving Strategies very seriously. Outside of my profession, I love traveling, photography, and spending time with my family, friends, and my silly dog Moose.

A quote that I try to live by:

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”