Moffat County School District welcomes 15 new teachers

The Moffat County School District resumes classes Monday, and the district is welcoming 15 new teachers to its staff.

Below are photos and short bios on the educators for the community to get to know these new teachers.

The school district is still in the process of hiring a music teacher for Sandrock Elementary School.

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Heather Dahlberg

Heather Dahlberg

Teaching: Choir and musical director at Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.

Last place I taught: Garden Grove, Calif.

What I like about teaching: “When students have ‘A HA!’ moments.”

What I want you to know about me: “I’ve spent the last seven years performing as a musical theater actress, was a cabaret artist and performer on a cruise ship in Palm Beach, Fla., until March, and I have a 5-year-old Samoyed who sings.”

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Charla Dellit

Charla Dellit

Teaching: Special education in all preschool classrooms

Hometown: Born in Denver, resided in Craig for past 17 years

Last place I taught: Hayden Preschool

What I like about teaching: “I love working with 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds because even the most simple discoveries are exciting to them. They help keep me young.”

What I want you to know about me: “I have been working with special needs students for over 25 years and still find it extremely rewarding!”

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Mariah Doolin

Mariah Doolin

Teaching: Third grade at Ridgeview Elementary School

Hometown: Hayden

Last place I taught: Student taught in Steamboat Springs

What I like about teaching: “Teaching really makes me who I am. Students have up and down days but they can always put a smile on your face. Knowing you’re helping students grow into young adults keeps you motivated to 110 percent every day.”

What I want you to know about me: “This is my first year teaching and I am very excited. I have had experience in different schools throughout the area, but am glad to be back where I feel at home.”

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Julia Elliott

Julia Elliott

Teaching: ACE coordinator at Moffat County High School

Hometown: Craig

Last place I taught: University of Northern Colorado

What I like about teaching: “Assisting students in reaching their full potential to be successful in the world of work.”

What I want you to know about me: “I am a Moffat County graduate and have a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in career development.”

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Brycie Klein

Brycie Klein

Teaching: Fifth grade at Sandrock Elementary School

Hometown: Evanston, Wyo.

Last place I taught: Farmington, N.M.

What I want you to know about me: “My family is originally from the Craig and Steamboat area. I was raised in Evanston, Wyo. I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in equine science. After working some years as an equine insurance agent, I moved to New Mexico and completed teacher certification and have taught five years in New Mexico and Utah.”

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Teresa Laster

Teresa Laster

Teaching: School psychologist district-wide

Hometown: Hayden/Rangely

Last place I taught: Hayden three days per week, Craig two days last year. Rangely for six years prior to that.

What I like about being a psychologist: “I enjoy working with the students, staff and parents of children ages birth to 21. Special education is an evolving process that I have seen many kids grow and become successful adults despite overcoming overwhelming challenges. I was born in Farmington, N.M., and lived in Arkansas for 36 years. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1986.”

What I want you to know about me: “I have been a school psychologist for 24 years. I worked in Arkansas for 13 years prior to moving to Colorado in 1999. Currently I am married to my husband of 33 years who lives in Rangely and works for the parks and rec district. I have a wonderful dog who travels with me everywhere. I enjoy running, mountain biking, hiking and anything outside. I just started my master’s degree in educational leadership through Grand Canyon University.”

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Steven Loveland

Steve Loveland

Teaching: School psych intern district-wide

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

What I like about teaching: “I like observing the classroom, but I could never teach. That’s too hard. I chose to be a school psych because I like working with kids and I like to work with mental health issues in the schools. I love the environment and I like to collaborate with a group of different people to give a student a good chance at a successful future, whatever that may be.”

What I want you to know about me: “I’m a Gemini, like long walks on the beach and I’m a sucker for brownies. I’m also the new head eighth-grade basketball coach, which should be interesting. My area of ‘expertise’ is working with abused kids and divorced families.”

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Sherry Meadows

Sherry Meadows

Teaching: Fifth grade at Sandrock Elementary School

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Last place I taught: Colorado Mountain College – Alpine Campus

What I like about teaching: “I enjoy helping children to be successful.”

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Britni Morton

Britni Morton

Teaching: Fifth grade at East Elementary School

Hometown: Gordon, Neb.

Last place I taught: Chadron, Neb.

What I like about teaching: “There are numerous things I love about teaching. It is so rewarding to see the ‘light bulb’ glow as children learn new concepts. I believe I do have such a rewarding profession! I love being a teacher.”

What I want you to know about me: “My husband and I have lived in Craig for a little over a year. I was an aide at Sunset Elementary last year and had a great experience. This school year I am fortunate to be in my own classroom at East. Moffat County School District has been wonderful to work for.”

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Cammy Ravenscroft

Cammy Ravenscroft

Teaching: Fifth grade at Ridgeview Elementary School

Hometown: Steamboat Springs

Last place I taught: Leadville

What I like about teaching: “I love working with children. I, myself, am a lifelong learner so I enjoy helping others learn. As an educator, each day brings new challenges and adventures and no two days are ever the same!”

What I want you to know about me: “I have been in education for 12 years. I have taught in the classroom, gym and in technology. I am active in many athletics and I love the outdoors!”

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Laura Reid

Laura Reid

Teaching: Spanish at Moffat County High School

Hometown: Geraldine, Mont.

Last place I taught: Idaho Springs

What I like about teaching: “I enjoy being able to meet and work with so many different people. I love getting to know the students and have the opportunity to watch them learn throughout the school years.”

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Stormy Schuler

Stormy Schuler

Teaching: Health at Craig Middle School

Hometown: Evanston, Wyo.

Last place I taught: Student taught in Evanston, Wyo. — eighth-grade physical education and health

What I like about teaching: “I love getting to know the students and their personalities, seeing them have success in their learning and being able to teach them skills they will use the rest of their lives.”

What I want you to know about me: “I’m from Wyoming. I’m the assistant volleyball coach at the high school. This is my first teaching job and I could not be more excited to start here in Craig!”

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Jennifer Shirley

Jennifer Shirley

Teaching: Special education at Craig Middle School

Hometown: Gillette, Wyo.

Last place I taught: Torrington, Wyo.

What I like about teaching: “The relationship with the students and that ‘ a ha’ moment when a concept clicks!”

What I want you to know about me: “I have a 2-year-old and a 3 ½-year-old. I love to read and be with my kids, Owen and Ethan, and my husband, Justin.”

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Lara Sigmon

Lara Sigmon

Teaching: K-5 counselor at Sandrock Elementary School

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Last place I taught: Yuma School District — K-8 counselor

What I like about teaching: “I have a passion to work with kids. I love their enthusiasm to learn new things.”

What I want you to know about me: “I lived here with my 2 ½-year-old son from Yuma. I have been a school counselor for five years and worked in a residential treatment center before that. I am so excited to be here and really love the Craig community.”

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Rachel Wattles

Rachel Wattles

Teaching: Art at East and Sandrock elementary schools

Hometown: Steamboat Springs

Last place I taught: Ault

What I like about teaching: “The kids! I love teaching art because we get to be very creative and explore many fun and interesting materials.”

What I want you to know about me: “I’ve been teaching art for several years now, primarily at the middle school level. I’ve very excited to be back on the Western Slope after quite a few years of exploring different places. I have been married to my husband, Ryan, for close to five years and have a beautiful baby girl, Sydney.”

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