Diane Ristvey: Paraprofessional
Diane has bachelors degree in math and secondary education from Grove City College and a masters degree in secondary education from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. She's taught middle school and high school math for twelve years and then was a stay-at-home mom. During the years her children were in grade school at Tollgate, she was a parent volunteer in their classrooms. She is now happy to be working as a para helping the staff and the students to have a great year. If you ask her, she'll be glad to give you a math problem to solve. Even if you don't ask for one, she might give one to you anyways.
Karen Adair: Paraprofessional
Karen was born and raised in Colorado. She has been at Tollgate for 3 years and counting. Karen works with many grade levels to help support students and help with clerical work. In her free time, Karen loves to hang out with friends, travel to new states, read, and spend time with her dog and family.
Katherine Andrie: Paraprofessional
For Katherine education is a “forever asset”. That's the reason why she feels it is so important to promote learning with our students. She has a teaching license, but is also passionate about balancing her time in education with her other jobs, her health and family. Being a Para allows her to do just that. She grew up in Minnesota, but have lived the last 20 years in Aurora raising her four kids, and enjoying the climate, terrain and educational opportunities. Her kids are now adults and their unique talents and accomplishments in education, athletics and careers continue to impress her. About those other Jobs? She coaches swimming and diving for City of Aurora, Gateway HS, Columbia MS, and Valor Christian. She also loves to keep active through swimming and trail running. If you ask, she’ll share some stories about her close encounters with wildlife while running in our beautiful Colorado mountains!
Madelyn Chandler: Paraprofessional
Madelyn Chandler was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. Madelyn graduated from Arapahoe High School in 2016 and is now enrolled in the UNC-Center for Urban Education Program. Madelyn is studying Elementary Education with a track in Special Education and a Minor in American Sign Language. Madelyn loves Colorado, reading, watching shows and movies about the brain and psychology.