Diane Aretz

ELA-E Teacher

I received both my Master’s in Curriculum Instruction and BS in Human Resource Management at Colorado Christian University. My interest is to live each day to its fullest and to bring joy to others when and wherever possible.

I quote that I try to live by:

“A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.” —Darwin D. Martin

Sydney Ivey

ELA-E Teacher

This is my 5th year teaching. Before coming to McGlone I was teaching in Rwanda for 2 years with the Peace Corps. I returned to the US during COVID and began teaching at a charter school in Aurora. I have 2 dogs, Oliver and Odin, and a small embroidery business on the side.

A quote that I try to live by:

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandala

Karina Asitimbay

ELA-E Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Northern CO. Masters Degree in Culturally Linguistic Diverse Education from the University of Northern CO.

A quote that I try to live by:

“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.” —Old French Proverb

Emilie Kelley

ELA-E Teacher

While I am technically a native of Denver, I grew up in Idaho. I love outdoor activities like camping and fishing, as well as being snuggled up indoors with a good book or cooking for my friends and family. I went to the University of Denver for my undergrad in Spanish and international studies but graduated from Relay School of Education for my Master’s. I have been at McGlone for the last 6 years and worked as a math fellow, paraprofessional, and now homeroom teacher. I love our McGlone family!

A quote that I try to live by:

“While we may come from different places and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one.” —Albus Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling)