Special Education

Marisa Jordan
Cross-Categorical Teacher

Marisa Jordan was born and raised in Grantham, New Hampshire. She moved to Colorado in 2008 and now calls it “home”. Marisa attended the University of Northern Colorado in 2015 and earned a bachelor's degree in special education. She recently graduated with a masters degree in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students from the University of Colorado Denver. Marisa enjoys working with her students in a small group setting, where she is able to focus on students' specific academic needs. She is happy to be a part of the amazing Tollgate crew. Outside of work, Marisa enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pup, London.

Email: mdjordan@aurorak12.org

Stefanie Pahler
Cross-Categorical Teacher

Stefanie was born and raised in Colorado. She attended University of Denver for a Bachelors of Fine Arts and University of Colorado at Denver for a Master degree in Special Education. She currently has a special education license and elementary teaching license. She is starting her tenth year teaching in Aurora Public Schools as a special education teacher. She is a first generation college graduate and values the right for an education for all. Stefanie believes in the hands-on teaching that Tollgate provides with expeditionary and social-emotional learning to help all students to take ownership of their learning. Outside of work, Stefanie enjoys cooking, traveling, and painting. It is exciting to be a part of a crew that believes in teaching beyond the normal classroom to excel students’ knowledge and skills.

Email: sapahler@aurorak12.org

Kelly Berrigan
Speech and Language Pathologist

Bio coming soon!

Email: Coming soon

CJ Bohlken
Occupational Therapist

CJ Neubaum was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University for her undergraduate degree and graduated from Creighton University with her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. During her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and going on hikes with her fiancé, Connor. She also recently became a dog-mom and adopted her puppy Reese this last summer. CJ is very excited to be joining the Tollgate CREW this year!

Email: cjbohlken@aurorak12.org

Nicole Johnson
Social Worker

Nicole is a born and raised Colorado Native. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins for her Bachelor's Degree in Social work and the University of Denver for her Master's Degree in Social Work. This is Nicole's 10th year as a school social worker for Aurora Public Schools; she has been at Tollgate all of ten years. Nicole loves helping students at Tollgate as well as working alongside our incredibly talented and dedicated staff. Outside of school, Nicole loves to camp, garden, root on the BRONCOS and spend time with her family and pets.

Email: najohnson@aurorak12.org