Here’s a summary of the six new staff members we will have on board next year:
Lisa Rutenberg will be our new Technology Director. Lisa comes to RMAE with a variety of IT experience, including time with Harvard University Health Services and Jones and Bartlett Publishers. In both cases she was an IT Consultant and Manager. Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge to the school. She also has two kids in the Pre-K!
Mary Gordon will be one of the new 4th grade teachers. She comes to RMAE from West Jefferson Elementary. Mary previously did her student teaching at Bergen Valley and Green Mountain Elementary. She has a daughter in the RMAE middle school!
Betsy Bartelt will be the other new 4th grade teacher. Betsy brings over twenty years of teaching and working with kids to our 4th grade. She has worked at several mountain area schools, as well as Aurora and Cheery Creek schools.
Emily Johnson will be the new 7th & 8th grade History teacher next year. Emily comes to RMAE from the Noel Community Arts School, a turnaround school in Denver. Emily twice had the opportunity to study abroad in Brazil and Turkey!
Laura Benninger will be the new 6th grade Math & Science teacher next year. Laura has over ten years of experience working with middle school and upper elementary, including Aurora Hills Middle School. Of note is Laura’s graduate work in the Improving Middle School Mathematics Consortium at the College of William and Mary.
Dwight Koch will be the new 7th & 8th grade Math teacher. Dwight has more than ten years working with middle school students in a variety of modes including teaching Math & Science and coaching girls’ and boys’ sports. Dwight spent some of his time in Montessori schools, as well as the Denver School for the Arts, a DPS school.
Please welcome the group later this summer!