Meet Our Special Education Team!

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Staci Kapphan

Special Education Coordinator

This is my 4th year at RCA and my 2nd year as Special Education Coordinator.  I have been teaching for 7 years.  In my previous life, I was a certified veterinary technician for 15 years and decided I wanted a change, so I went big.  I am heavily involved in 4-H with my children and spend a lot of time doing that.  When I have a few minutes to myself, I enjoy horseback riding, scrapbooking and crafting. 

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Angela Henley

Special Education Teacher

Hello, my name is Angela Henley.  I am a Special Education Life Skills Teacher and case manager for grades 1, and 3-5.  I am in my 3rd year of teaching at RCA.  I enjoy teaching here because it embodies a teamwork mentality; Our principal, Julie TeNyenhuis, is an all-around terrific, well-balanced, and mindful leader who leads by example, and encouraging words.  I am honored to work among the best teachers, support services staff,  administrative staff, and maintenance staff, and, of course, our parents.  I am on quite an interesting journey at Roosevelt, and I embrace the character building challenges that await me as this year moves forward. After a vigorous and challenging day at the office, I enjoy a relaxing bicycle ride in my neighborhood, where the streets are just steep enough to increase my heart rate.  I am accompanied by the soulful sounds of Sade, and the upbeat vibes of Marieme, Yuna and Indila.  And then, I am ready for another day at the office.   Happy New 20-21 school year!!!!!  

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Jill Hoover

Speech Therapist

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Kamil Baker

Occupational Therapist

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Sandra Jones

School Psychologist

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Pam Merrick

Speech Aide

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Robin Bainer

Special Education Para-Educator

I have been at Roosevelt Charter Academy for seven years in the SPED Department and also the Life Skills room. I have lived in Colorado Springs for 20 years. I am originally from Texas and visit there often. I have a 25 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. I like to snow shoe in the winter and travel in the summer. I love to read and go for walks with my dog, Duke.

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TinaSue Friel

Special Education Para-Educator

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April Dickinson

Special Education Para-Educator

I have worked at RCA for 25 years. I love to take pics of my dog: Castiel. I love to hike. I love to craft.

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Chad Bregg

Special Education Para-Educator

I have been in the Special  Education  Department for 7 years now. I enjoy helping students reach their goals. I enjoy hiking and soccer outside of work.

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Esmeralda Lara

Special Education Para-Educator

I've worked at Roosevelt Charter Academy for 4 years in Special Education. I enjoy working here because of my team and the kids. I especially like that we push kids to do the very best and support them to achieve their goals and become independent. Some fun facts about me are that I love the beach and my favorite to visit is Baja de kino in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. I also enjoy going to Arizona to visit my family. My favorite time of the year is fall. I have 3 dogs and a baby boy who will be one in February.