Meet Our Second Grade Team!

A. Barela

Angelina Barela

Second Grade Lead

My name is Angelina Barela. I was born and raised right here in Colorado Springs. I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Psychology with a minor in Ethnic Studies. I went to Regis University for my Master's Degree in Elementary Education.

This school year will be my ninth year at Roosevelt Charter Academy. Each year I am here I grow to love the school, staff, students, parents, and the whole community more and more. I have also taught first grade here.

I am a BIG DENVER BRONCOS fan. I have gone to a few of their games, but whether I see them on television or in person they are my FAVORITE team.

If you cannot find me at work, you might find me at home relaxing, watching television, cooking new foods, or learning something new. These are some of the ways I like to relax. My favorite way to relax, though, is to attend kickboxing; this gives me a great workout-both physically and mentally.

I am very excited for this year and cannot wait to get to know you more.  

You can find my classroom website HERE!

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Becky DeGarmo

Second Grade Teacher

I have been a teacher at RCA for 18 years. I have the pleasure this year of joining the 2nd Grade team. I am so excited to work with my students and see the growth they will make throughout the year. 

When I am not at school, I love to read and spend time with my family. 

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Alisha Kurtz

Second Grade Teacher

My name is Alisha Kurtz. I have lived in Colorado Springs for 14 years. This is my first year teaching at Roosevelt Charter Academy. I am truly so excited to be here!

I love reading, cooking, home remodeling, decorating, traveling, and going for long walk/runs. I also enjoy spending time with my husband of 26 years, 3 kids, and two Australian Shepherds.

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Teresa Bernier

Second Grade Teacher