Teacher Bios


Hello! I’m Michael and I am privileged to be the school psychologist at Devinny! I am a Colorado native and Jeffco alumni.

I did my undergraduate work at Colorado State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Minors in Sociology and Instrumental Music. As a school psychologist, I have an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in Therapeutic Interventions for Children and Adolescents from the University of Colorado-Denver. My professional interests are school culture and climate, crisis response, and gifted and talented. I've had the honor of being at Devinny for the last 9 years, and feel privileged to continue serving this amazing community. I also currently serve on the Jeffco's Mental Health Advisory Board, and Crisis Response Team.

In my free time, I enjoy the great outdoors with my wife and two daughters.


Heather Wacinski

I am proud to say I am a product of Jeffco Schools. I attended Dennison for K-8th grade and then graduated from Bear Creek High School in Lakewood.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Elementary Education and Spanish from Metro State College of Denver.  I then went on to receive my Master's in
 Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University and finally earned my English Language Learners (ELL) certificate from CU Denver.  Most recently I earned my Cognitive Coaching certificate.
This is my fourteenth year in education. I started my career at Deane Elementary in Lakewood, moved up north to Fremont Elementary in Arvada, and then happily moved to Devinny in 2006.  I am lucky to work in such a supportive and caring community. I taught sixth grade at Devinny for ten years and am excited to take on the new role as Instructional Coach.
In July 2011, I married my husband Chris at the top of Beaver Creek Ski Resort. We then moved to Northern California for a year and enjoyed the many sites San Francisco had to offer.  We missed Colorado and our families so we moved back in July of 2012.  In April of 2014, we welcomed our first child William Russell Wacinski. He is a sweet boy with a great smile.  In addition, we have a dog named Winnie who is a great "sister" to William.
Life is busy with a little one, but we like to travel. Recently we have been to Jamaica, Italy, and Mexico.  This summer, we plan to go to South America and the Bahamas. 
Anywhere with a beach is on my list of favorite things.   I enjoy reading, movies, spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, Starbucks, and shopping.

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