Mackenzie Johnson: Interventionist
Mackenzie is from Goldsby, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Elementary Education. Before moving to Colorado in the summer of 2016, she taught Kindergarten for half a year in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In the Fall of 2016, she joined Tollgate's Crew as a first grade teacher and continued her work as a Kindergarten teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. She loves working at Tollgate because of the teachers and the passion they show for the students. In her free time, she loves listening to all genres of music and attend concerts. She loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Paige Ozegovic: Speech-Language Pathologist
Paige was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois. She attended Elmhurst College, where she played volleyball, earned her Bachelor of Art in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), and later attended Governors State University where she earned a Master of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Paige began working as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in Chicago, Illinois at District 54 Early Learning Center and continued in Nashville, Tennessee, at Walnut Grove Elementary School. She currently lives in Westminster, Colorado with her husband, Stojan, and two kittens, Pička and Winston. Paige loves being a part of the incredible CREW of educators and administrators at Tollgate Elementary School and Fletcher Community School in Aurora Public Schools. Outside of school, Paige loves to cook, spend time with her family and friends, and immerse herself in Nature. She especially enjoys hiking, camping, and rock climbing.
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. She attended the University of Denver for her Master's Degree in Social Work. Nicole has been a school social worker for Aurora Publics schools for the past five years. She has been at Tollgate all five of those years while also spending time on the district's Behavior, Evaluation and Support Team. Nicole loves helping students at Tollgate as well as working alongside our incredibly talented and dedicated staff. Outside of school, Nicole loves to root on the BRONCOS and spend time with her family, including her husband and two cats, Champ Bailey and Von Meower.
Dr. Philip W Keesee ND, MSAc, BSN, RN: District Nurse
Philip graduated from Florida International University, Miami, FL with a Baccalaureate in Nursing in 1985. In 1993 Philip received a Masters of Science in Acupuncture, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, Seattle, WA. He worked in a variety of hospital nursing positions in Miami, Boston, Seattle, Hawaii, and Colorado for 26 years including Medical Surgical, Telemetry, Interventional Cardiology, and Pre and Post-op Surgery. Philip started working for Aurora Public Schools as a site-based school nurse at East Middle School in 2006 to 2011. He began working as an itinerant school nurse in 2011 to present working with Sixth Avenue, Lyn Knoll, Peoria, Virginia Court, and Tollgate Elementary Schools.