Diane DunneHead of School
Beth SteklacAssistant Head of School and Director of Admissions
Arleen Brogan-SmithBusiness Manager
Sharon MuenchCurriculum Coordinator and Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Kristi Holmes EspineiraDirector of Marketing
Tami VinsonDirector of Development
Philanthropy and mission have been in Tami’s vocabulary since she was a young volunteer. Today, Tami still gives her time actively to various nonprofit organizations including serving on the Steering Committee as the Chair of Mentoring for the Institute for Leaders in Development program at the University of Denver. A program for which Tami is also a graduate. Tami has also served as President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Colorado Chapter and National Philanthropy Day Chair.
Tami is thrilled to join the Mackintosh community where she can merge her professional experience and personal life. Tami comes from a family of educators and is inspired and fueled by Mackintosh Academy’s mission of keen minds, compassionate hearts and global action. Tami, her husband and their daughter, Zoe, are excited to have found this wonderful community.
Denise SironenSchool Psychologist & SEL Coach
Sarah SchultzOffice Manager
Ocean SehlmeyerPreKindergarten Lead Teacher/Director
Ocean lives in downtown Littleton with her husband Jesse and their two daughters, ages 18 and 15. As a family they care for several pets and travel, both locally and abroad, whenever possible.
Greg Ashworth FanchPreKindergarten Associate Teacher and School Safety Coordinator
Kellyrae MeadowsKindergarten Teacher
In her free time you might spot her at the local rock climbing gym, perusing a book store, in the mountains with her two rescue pups (Koda and Puccini) or teaching a yoga class. Mindfulness is very important to Kellyrae and she hopes to share her mindfulness practice and strategies with our community.
Delaney Monroe1st Grade Lead Teacher
Lara Pausback2nd Grade Lead Teacher
Lula Guilbert3rd/4th Grade Lead Teacher
Mia Dixon3rd/4th Grade Lead Teacher
Outside the classroom she enjoys rock climbing, travel, sewing, hiking, scuba diving, cooking, and, most recently gardening, and raising chickens in her backyard.
Darrah O'Flaherty3rd/4th Grade Associate Teacher
In her free time, Darrah is an avid traveler and lover of the outdoors who enjoys rugby, hiking with her rescue greyhound, camping, reading, and snowboarding. Darrah feels lucky to enjoy the creativity, inquisitiveness, empathy, and sheer joy that children bring to their studies and daily lives.
Nancy Muhich5th/6th Grade Lead Teacher
Roger Chow5th/6th Grade Lead Teacher
Joe Pausback7th/8th Grade Math and Science Teacher
Tari St.Marie7th/8th Grade Language & Literature/Humanities Teacher
Josh OnderdonkPhysical Education Teacher
When not teaching at Mack, Josh is doing something pertaining to sports or outdoor activities. He loves hiking in the mountains with his wife Sam, and takes any chance he can get to hit the links. Josh and Sam are also the proud parents of a 140 pound St. Barnard/Great Dane mix.
Christy AllenVisual Arts Teacher
Kelly KatesPerforming Arts Teacher
Kelly was a counselor and teacher for ten years at Options Alternative High School, where she led the school drama, dance and choral programs. Kelly has worked as an actress and choreographer in Denver for the past twenty years, receiving recognition from the Denver Post and the Colorado Theatre Guild. She loves sharing her passion for the performing arts with children and youth. Fifteen years ago, she founded the children’s program at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton. Before coming to Mackintosh, she taught musical theatre and tap dance for Centennial Academy of Fine Arts Education and the drama enrichment program for Wilder Elementary. Kelly and her husband live in Littleton with their two dancing daughters. She enjoys international travel with her family, and has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in El Salvador and Canada.
Maria CardonaWorld Languages Teacher - Spanish
Alison WeemsSustainability Coordinator
Val SteklacTech Specialist & Afterschool Childcare
When not diving into news around the latest computer technology, Val enjoys searching for new and exciting tabletop games to learn and share.