Staff Highlights

Crystal Day-Hess, PhD, Assistant Director at the Marsico Institute was part of a team that received funding from the Institute of Education Sciences to complete a four-year efficacy study of a pre-K curriculum. This is Crystal’s first co-Principal Investigator position on a federal grant. 


Joshua Davies, MA, Head of Information Technology, attended a robotics training led by Lego Robotics experts at our own Ricks Center for Gifted Children. Davies was trained on the Lego We Do and Lego Mindstorm EV3 curriculum sets. 

Katlin Davies, Finance Assistant, was appointed Vice President of the Executive Board of Directors for The Initiative, a nonprofit advocacy group for persons with disabilities who are victims of abuse. The Initiative strives to create an abuse-free culture for all. 

Adriana Lopez, MA, Director of Marketing and Communications, spoke to high school students about career opportunities in journalism and communications at Colorado State University’s 2019 Communications Institute Panel. The goal of the event was to raise the expectation that all students can pursue an education beyond high school. 

Sean Montoya, MS, Human Resources Coordinator, participated in the annual AIDS/LifeCycle race from San Francisco to Los Angeles as a Roadie. Roadies accompany the cyclists on their 7-day journey down the California coast, moving gear, tables, tents, and other race necessities to the next stop. 

Rachel Riley and Noah Schlueter, Admissions Counselors, were identified as two of the top Slate Super Users at the Slate Innovation Conference. Slate is software used by recruiting professionals to manage the admissions process. 

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