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Elementary Staff

Abby Dean
Kindergarten and Ameritowne Teacher

abby.dean@everestpoint.org

Hello! I am so excited to be partnering with you in your child's education this year! I will be teaching kindergarten and Ameritowne this year. I have previously taught kindergarten, 2nd grade, and I have been a reading intervention teacher for grades 3-5.  I look forward to working with you and your child!

I have lived in the Brighton area for the past 13 years.  I am married and have a son (Dawson) and a daughter (Gentry) who will also be attending Everest Point. When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family outside.  We love swimming, exploring new parks, walking our dog Riley, fishing, bike riding, hiking, and kayaking.

Hannah Fassett
First Grade and Kid Towne Teacher

hannah.fassett@everestpoint.org

My name is Hannah Fassett, and I am thrilled to be teaching First Grade at Everest Point Homeschool Academy. I grew up in southern Indiana, where I then attended Ball State University and earned my degree in Elementary Education. I moved to Colorado in 2005, and now live in Thornton with my husband Tim, and my two kids, Zoey who is 6 and Wyatt who is 3. I taught First Grade for 10 years before taking a couple of years off to be home with my kids. I am so excited to be back in the classroom, doing what I love which is teaching first graders! It makes me so happy to see the growth my students make each year both academically and socially! My goal is to create a happy and safe learning environment where my students can thrive and have fun! In my spare time, I love to be with my family and friends and enjoy our beautiful state of Colorado!

Dawn Redden

Kindergarten and First Grade Educational Assistant

dawn.redden@everestpoint.org

Hello, I am so excited to be a part of Everest Point!  I am a Homeschool Mom of 3 children. I homeschooled them all the way through HS.  I worked as a Kindergarten Educational Assistant with another enrichment program for nearly 7 years.  I love this age group.  I get a lot of enjoyment from watching the children's progress from the beginning of the year to the end of the school year.  I was born in South Dakota but have been in Colorado since I was 18.  I have been married to my amazing husband for 33 years and look forward to many more. My children are now all grown up and married.  One of them has our first grandchild on the way in August!  I attend Crossroads Church in Northglenn, where I teach Sunday School classes for 1st-2nd graders.  In my spare time I like to read, sew, machine embroider and spend time exploring thrift shops with my husband.  My favorite Bible verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6.

Ami Kovach

Music and Movement Teacher

ami.kovach@everestpoint.org

I knew I'd found my passion when I walked into my first classroom as a music teacher and I've never looked back!  My qualifications include 13 years of music teaching experience in public schools, as well as 7 years as a private piano teacher.  I have a BA in Music Education, as well as a Level III Orff Schulwerk Teacher Certificate.  I attend the Colorado Music Educators Association clinic/conferences and am an active member of the local Rocky Mountain Orff Schulwerk Association. I am constantly looking for fun, new ways to teach.  I believe that children learn best when they are having fun and taking ownership of their learning.  My music classes are student centered and play-based which ensures that everyone is engaged and excited to participate.  I couldn't me more excited to teach at Everest Point during it's inaugural year!

Liza Hein

Elementary Variety Teacher

liza.hein@everestpoint.org

Liza Hein is a Colorado native and graduate from Colorado Christian University. She has been teaching Suzuki violin and working with children professionally in various capacities for the past five years. When Liza isn’t with her students, she can be found exploring the outdoors, enjoying history and the arts, playing with animals, traveling, or spending quality time with friends and family. 

Kalei Kocher

Elementary Variety Teacher

kalei.kocher@everestpoint.org

Hello Everest Point famlies! My name is Kalei Kocher. I was born and raised in Hawaii. I moved to the mainland to attend college in Oklahoma, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I did ½ a year in 2nd Grade & then moved to teaching 4th grade for 7 years. My husband Rylan, accepted a job that moved us which gave me the opportunity to stay at home with my oldest two children (Alohi & Po’okela). During that time we traveled a lot with Rylan’s job, where we met a few homeschool families. That’s when we decided homeschooling would allow us to stay together as a family. Since then we have been homeschooling for going on 6 years. I love homeschooling, but the classroom teacher in me misses the collaborative learning aspect of the classroom. Everest Point is a dream job because our family can continue homeschooling and I get to get back into the classroom for all the extra learning that can happen in group settings.