​Natalie (Mishie) Littlefield—K-1-2

    Mishie is originally from New York and grew up in Queens and Long Island. Her love of travel and adventure brought her to Flagstaff, Arizona to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management. This degree focused not only on management but also on the culinary arts and other modalities of service. Prior to working in education Mishie worked in business management and practiced massage therapy. Mishie managed and practiced massage at a destination spa in Sedona, Arizona, a day spa in San Francisco, a medical spa in Denver and a raw food restaurant in Los Angeles. 

    Mishie loved the work but wanted to explore talents as an educator. During her work in management, she discovered her love for training and educating staff. Her start in education began five years ago as the supervisor of the School Age Care (SAC) program at Douglass Elementary in Boulder. Mishie pursued her graduate degree at Regis University and received a Master’s in Elementary Education. Teaching is a family profession and one through which she is able to share her love of life and learning with our future great minds!

    Christine McCaul —3-4-5​

    Christine has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership. Her education endorsements include elementary education, linguistically diverse education, gifted education, exceptional student education, secondary science education, K-12 physical education, and educational leadership.

    Christine has worked in multi-age assignments with students of all ages and has a particularly strong background in experiential science education. She has worked with special needs students, English language learners, and gifted learners, as well as with students of all socioeconomic levels. She also spent four years working with minority juvenile offenders from the inner-city of Miami, most of whom were illiterate and had previously dropped out of school. For her work at this school, Christine received several awards, including Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Staff, and Leadership Excellence. She was even invited to serve on the national Educational Excellence Committee for her expertise in serving at-risk youth through experiential education programs.

    Christine has a strong background in outdoor adventure programs, having planned and facilitated backpacking, spelunking, kayaking, rock climbing and rafting trips. At the same time, she is committed to providing a rigorous academic curriculum which captures students’ interests and strengths and incorporates hands-on teaching while providing instructional differentiation to meet a wide range of student needs. Christine prides herself in creating a classroom where students are excited and eager to be –a classroom that is creative, stimulates divergent thinking, and which keeps students engaged and having fun.