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RANGELY I The RE-4 Rangely School District would like to welcome the following new instructors to Rangely and welcome back returners to the district holding new positions this fall:
Rangely Junior/Senior High School
Kyle Boydstun, RJSHS STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) instructor, will teach integrated physics and chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, and advanced chemistry while coaching eighth-grade boys basketball and assistant coaching track and field throwing events. Educated at Western State College and Adams State College, he holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in school counseling. He has a wife, Kristi, and a 12-year-old son, Riley, and has lived in Pritchett and Springfield, Colo. for the past 17 years. Kyle has worked as a science and physical education teacher, athletics director, and principal and has coached cross-country, volleyball, basketball and track and field.
Regean Saunders, RJSHS science instructor, is originally from Logan, Utah, and has a degree from Utah State University in biological anthropology. “I was sure to take every class on the subject of infectious disease because that was something I wanted to incorporate into my career at some point,” she said. “I am thrilled to be teaching my high school class about my favorite infectious diseases.” Saunders will also teach middle school science and prescriptive intervention science, in which students will learn note taking and study skills as well as learn about the Earth’s water.
Christian Saunders, RJSHS band instructor, is from the Logan, Utah, area and has a degree from Utah State University. He loves music, the outdoors, and traveling. He is very excited to work with the students here in Rangely and looks forward to bringing more music into the community.
Jessica MacMillan, RJSHS English instructor, moved with her family to Rangely from Florida one year ago. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in English Language and Literature from Southern New Hampshire University. She will teach 8th grade reading and writing and high school literature.
Conrad Stanley, RJSHS math instructor, holds a master of science degree in environmental biology from Governors State University and a geographic information systems professional certificate. He is certified to teach most high school sciences and all high school math subjects. Prior to taking this position, Stanley taught subjects ranging from ecology and GIS to physics at Colorado Northwestern Community College. He and wife Bev own a small consulting firm devoted primarily to GIS and environmental services. The Stanleys moved to Rangely in 2005 after living in Illinois for almost 50 years, leaving behind two adult children.
Linda Gladden, RJSHS art instructor, was born in Idaho and moved to Colorado. She is a professional artist and especially enjoys plein air painting (a French expression that refers to painting outdoors). She is married with three grown children and two dogs. She enjoys painting, family and grandchildren, her dogs, camping, music and reading.
Guy Gladden, RE-4 school psychologist, is married with three grown children and two dogs. He has taught school at the preschool, elementary, junior high, senior high and college levels and has been both an elementary and secondary school principal. He enjoys family, dogs, camping, music, reading and construction projects.
Jennifer Fortunato, RJSHS paraprofessional, has lived in Rangely most of her life. She is married with a wonderful 4-year-old son who is starting preschool. Fortunato is excited to start this new chapter in her life and to work with the Rangely Junior-Senior High School staff and students.
Jennifer Hill, Rangely High School science instructor, has two children ages 4 and 1 1/2. She enjoys the outdoors and all of the activities on the family ranch. Hill is a Colorado State University graduate with a strong science background who stepped up to the help the district.
Nicole Mollencopf, RJSHS social studies and Spanish instructor, is from Phoenix, Ariz. She has bachelor of science and master of education degrees from Northern Arizona University. Mollencopf loves to read and do anything athletic.
Angelia Simpson, first grade, was born and raised in Craig. She went to school at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig and Colorado Mesa University. Angelia loves reading, watching movies, working with computers, and spending time with my family, especially her two sisters and their children.
Greg Henry, 5th grade, grew up in Hawthorne, Calif., the home of the Beach Boys. He spent his early years at the beach or at Disneyland, one of the reasons you’ll find him frequently in shorts, flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts in the summer. Henry spent most of his life in the Reno/Carson City area, where both he and his wife became teachers. He has taught fourth through sixth grades, as well as a couple of years of high school. The Henrys moved to Vernal, Utah, three years ago to continue teaching in the elementary grades due to the poor economy in Nevada. They realized this was a great move for them, as they often took extra time on vacations to come to this area and now love living here. Henry said principal Mike Kruger convinced him to move over the border this spring to the Rangely School District because it is the best place in the known universe to teach. He erned a bachelor of arts degree at Biola University in LaMirada, Calif.
Kari Enke, 5th grade, taught math at Rangely High School before moving into a new role for the district. She is excited to be working with a new group of students. Before moving to Rangely in January of 2011, Enke was “a Missouri girl, born and raised in St. Louis.” After spending several summers in Slater, Colo., working as a wrangler on a guest cattle ranch called Focus Ranch, she fell in love with Colorado. As soon as she was graduated from the University of Central Missouri, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to live and teach in Rangely. She looks forward to another great year.
Brooke Lohse, preschool, is a Rangely graduate who earned her degree from Mesa State in 2004. She is joining Parkview after working as the director of the Rangely Chamber of Commerce. Lohse is married and has two children.
Susan Kruger, preschool paraprofessional, is very familiar with the world of education in general and Rangely School District in particular. Her husband and daughters are all professional educators and her entire family has been part of the Rangely school system in one way or another since 1984. Susie looks forward to spending time with the preschool children this year.
Teresa Staley, preschool paraprofessional, is joining the Parkview staff after spending the last several years working at the junior-senior high school.