Meet Our Special Education Team!


Steve Moody, Special Education Lead Teacher

This is my first year in the position, and the second year at Roosevelt. I was born and raised in California, but I have lived in Colorado longer than I have in California. I retired from the Air Force out of Peterson AFB where I was the NCOIC of the Mental Health Clinic. Upon retiring, I worked at Cedar Springs Hospital as a Community Liaison, a team lead of the Adolescent Residential Program, and as the Program manager of the Inpatient/Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Program, primarily working with patients with substance abuse and PTSD issues. I then worked at Pikes Peak BOCES as a paraprofessional and a teacher for almost 10 years before coming to Roosevelt.


Vianey Guzman, Special Education Teacher


Erica Maxson, Occupational Therapist


Jill Hoover, Speech Therapist

I have been in the field of Special Education for the last 45 years as a Speech Pathologist and Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.  I started my career in Summit County where I was able to teach and ski which is one of my passions.  Most of my career was spent in the Woodland Park School District for 25 years where I worked as a Speech Pathologist.  I also established and taught in the PAL Program, a program for 3–5-year-old children with special needs.  In my retirement years, I have gone back to being a Speech Pathologist and was blessed to be hired on at Roosevelt Charter Academy 7 years ago.    This is a wonderful place to work because of the administration, colleagues and most importantly, the kids!  In my spare time, I play lots of tennis, ski, travel, scrapbook, spend time with my three grandkids and teach Sunday School.


Keith Marcantell, Psychologist

Hello, my name is Keith Marcantel. I am a contract school psychologist working part-time at the Roosevelt Charter Academy, usually on Wednesdays. I grew up on Long Island, NY, attending the State University of New York at Stony Brook there as a psychology major. After completing a master's degree in Educational Psychology and Statistics and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany. I moved to Colorado due to my love of skiing, hiking, and biking. I also enjoy attending live plays and attending jazz concerts. I have been a school psychologist for over 40 years and added school counseling endorsement with a master's degree in Counseling and Human Services at UCCS. I like to stay current in the diverse field of school psychology, so I am currently studying applied behavior analysis through the University of North Texas Behavior Analysis Online program.

Social worker

Marjorie Chisholm, Social Worker

This is my 6th year as a School Social Worker and 15th year working with children with special needs.  I enjoy working with students to improve their social emotional skills so we can all see their success, both academically and socially.  When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time outside with my family, hiking and biking.

Social Worker

Micaya Pugh, Social Worker

Hi! My name is Micaya Pugh, and I am the School Social Worker here at RCA. A little bit about me; I earned my Bachelor's in Social Work at the University of North Texas and my Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Denver. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and gained experience from all of them. It is part of my nature to care for others; that is why being a supporter of our students and family here at RCA is at the forefront of what I do. I work with students on different levels based on their needs. One of my goals is to make sure our students and families have access to resources in our community that will benefit them.


Michele Sneath, Physical Therapist


Ira Huff, Special Education Paraprofessional

"Nya:weh sge: no", I am thankful you are well. Songuyes ni'gyasoh ongweowehka, the name I was given in the Longhouse is Songuyes and my English name is Ira. I was raised on the Tonawanda Seneca Nation in New York State and have called Colorado home since 2018. I have been at RCA since the fall of 2021 and have been working with youth as a teacher aid, coach and mentor for over a decade. I received my BA in English from Syracuse University and my MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. In addition to my role as a Paraprofessional in the Life Skills room. I am an assistant lacrosse coach at Colorado College. In my free time, I like to read, spend time with my wife, and take our dog for walks. I'm very grateful to be a part of this great community, and to be able to work with our students each and every (school) day. Oneh.


Angela Templin, Special Education Paraprofessional

Hi, my name is Angela Templin. I grew up as a military child, so I have lived in; Georgia, Colorado, Washington, and Germany. I graduated from UCCS in 1997 with a degree in mathematics. I have worked with children for 6 1/2 years. It is my first year working at RCA in the SpEd department. I enjoy working with children. In my free time I like reading and spending time with my family.


Marlene Mills, Occupational Therapy Assistant


Shaylee Guyett, Speech Paraprofessional