Autism CREW

Kara Burroughs
A1 Teacher

Kara is an autism specialist teacher at Tollgate Elementary. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading, and exercising. Kara is an alumni of Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she earned a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. She completed her Masters program in Special Education from Walden University. She loves her students and is proud of them.

Email: KKBURROUGHS@aurorak12.org

Jennifer Zevin
A3 Teacher

Jennifer is from Aurora, Colorado. She graduated from CU Denver in Vocal Performance and attended UNCO for her Masters in Special Education. This is Jennifer's second year at Tollgate and was a Significant Support Needs para in Cherry Creek for 5 years prior. She loves working with all of the dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Most of all, Jennifer loves building relationships and working with the amazing students. Outside of school, you can find Jennifer hiking, lifting weights, and walking her dog, Kaya. She is very passionate about cooking and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen.

Email: JVZEVIN@aurorak12.org


Autism Paraprofessionals


Syeita Douglas
A1 Paraprofessional

Bio coming soon!

Email: stdouglas@aurorak12.org

Yelma Gasson
A1 Paraprofessional

Bio coming soon!

Email: ymgasson@aurorak12.org

TBD
A1 Paraprofessional

Bio coming soon!

Email: email coming soon!

Motilma Curry
A2 Paraprofessional

Motilma is commonly known as Tilma. She was born and raised in Liberia where she achieved her high school education, after that, she moved to the United States and was able to achieve a certificate in early childcare from the American Partnership Services Training Institute as well as Tomball College. She has been working with Aurora Public schools for 14 years, 11 years in the ECE Classroom, and 3 years in the Special Education Classroom.

Tilma, enjoy working with all of the kiddos knowing that they are all very special in their own ways means a lot to her. She is a wife and mother of four. When she's not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, planning events, and shopping. She loves working hard to accelerate learning for all students every day because she knows that her community needs her to do her job.

Email: Mncurry@aurorak12.org

Daryl Marshall
A2 Paraprofessional

Daryl was born in Detroit, Michigan and is the youngest of 5 boys. His interests are listening to and singing gospel music and watching action movies. He also loves to draw. He worked at Mile High Child Care for about 10 years and worked closely with 5-year-old children in the Montessori setting. Daryl is an outgoing person who has a lot of energy, he likes to be moving all the time. He has been in the hospitality field most of his life. Since been at Tollgate, the children have captured my heart. So, I have decided to become a para-professional here. I want to be a person of trust for the new generation.

Email: DZMARSHALL@aurorak12.org

Olivia Whittington
A3 Paraprofessional

Olivia W. enjoys working with the children and staff at Tollgate Elementary. She is a Colorado native who loves spending time with her family. Olivia enjoys singing and bargain shopping for fun.

Email: OJWHITTINGTON@aurorak12.org

Anabel Badilla Gonzalez
A3 Paraprofessional

Anabel has been A CREW member for three years, before coming to Tollgate Anabel worked in Baja California, Mexico in Bilingual International School teaching Kinder and elementary school for over 10 years. Anabel loves to spend time with her Family. On her free time Anabel likes to bike and enjoying wild life outdoors.

Email: ABADILLAGONZALEZ@aurorak12.org

Terri Thompson
A3 Paraprofessional

Terri has been with the A3 crew for 4 years. She loves working with the amazing kids and fellow team members.

Away from school, Terri enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves travel, the Broncos and her crazy dog Arthur.

Email: tfthompson@aurorak12.org