Eighth Grade

Davis Hirschfeld

8th Grade Math Teacher

Heather Kill

8th Grade Science Teacher/Instructional Coach

I am from Crystal Lake, Illinois. I received my Bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where I was a college athlete. I also received my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Regis University. This is my 7th year teaching and I am extremely excited to be at McGlone. In my free time, I love to go snowboarding, swimming, hiking, boating, and going to sporting events (especially if Chicago is playing).

A quote that I try to live by:

“Tough Times Never Last, Touch People Do.” —Robert H. Schuller

Jesús Nicho

ELD Teacher/Instructional Coach

Before coming to Colorado in 2015, I was a cultural exchange teacher at WCPS in North Carolina. Here I taught ESL and Spanish as a World Language and met beautiful people through School and Zumba Fitness Instruction. This is my 8th year at DPS. I’ve been supporting our community in different roles. I am originally from Lima, Perú, and received my Bachelor’s in Education from Federico Villareal National University and my Master’s in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education from the University of Colorado. In addition to teaching, I’m a part-time Zumba Fitness Instructor at Denver Recreation Centers. Apart from work and Zumba, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and seven-year-old son.

A quote that I try to live by:

“We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.” —Kofi Annan

Gusten Lutter

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

My last school of many was UC Denver, for my teacher certification. I have studied for many years, been a computer programmer and a computer salesman, cooked Indian and Nepali food for 500 at a camp, and my most important hobby is reading and personal research into the areas I teach.

A quote that I try to live by:

The goal of the school is to teach every child. Teachers no longer say, “I taught it, I’m sorry they didn’t learn it.”