Teacher Bios


MUSIC
Carrie Nicholas

 
Hello Devinny students and families. I am so excited to join this wonderful community as your new music teacher! This is my 22nd year of teaching elementary general music, and I love teaching Kindergarten through 5th grade general music classes every day. I have a master's degree in Music Education from Colorado State University. I was a vocal major and I've always loved singing in choir and performing in operas and musicals. I also play piano and ukulele. I am a proud mom of two amazing children: Kason (age 13) and Gwendolyn (age 10) who is also proud to be a Devinny Knight! The Nicholas family enjoys camping, hiking, exploring museums, traveling, and of course...making music together!

Music website: 
https://sites.google.com/jeffcoschools.us/music-with-mrsnicholas/home



ART
Mary Elliott
Mary Elliott has degrees in Business Marketing, Education and Visual Art. She has had the honor of teaching art at Devinny Elementary for six years. In addition, she has been a professional artist for over 20 years. Mrs. Elliott created the murals in the cafeteria with the Student Council in 2010 and she loves ART! She loves sharing art with Elementary students and is very proud of the work Devinny students do every day!



Physical Education
Sara Smith

Greetings Devinny community! I am thrilled to be a part of your school as your new PE teacher. This is my 11th year of teaching physical education and has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have a bachelor's degree in Physical Education as well as a master's degree in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University. I was a softball player my whole life and continue that work at Pomona Highschool as a JV coach. I am a proud mom of two pitbulls and the world's oldest cat (seriously-he's almost 20 years old!) I enjoy taking on any new adventures and in between I squeeze in time with family who all still live back on the east coast. I am excited to be a Devinny Knight for many years to come!
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