We are a K-5 school where students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.

For over twenty years, we have served as a cornerstone of learning and community in the Whittier and Cole neighborhoods. By cultivating an environment that supports community, opportunity & wonder, we nurture students to reach their full potential.

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Over the past 4 years, our Student Performance Framework (SPF) has improved by 3 levels, making us one of the best ranked schools in the Cole neighborhood—and we’re growing better every day.

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Our Academics

Our K-5 classes incorporate the following instructional methods & programming:


Literacy forms the foundation for learning and a lifetime of success, which is why everyday our students participate in over two and a half hours of:

Amplify CKLA K-2
Expeditionary Learning (E.L.) 3-5
Interactive read-alouds
Writing workshops | Reach Associates Units
Reading interventions | Sipps Program

Math & Science

Cognitive guided math instruction
EngageNY Eureka Math
FOSS Science Instruction

English Language Development

EL Achieve
Amplify ELA

Art & Physical Education

Visual arts | CCSS Aligned
Fitness instruction | CCSS Aligned
Music | CCSS Aligned
Spanish Instruction
Ranked DPS school for Math and ELA student growth for the 2018-2019 school year.

Beyond the Classroom

Wyatt Academy is more than a school; we’re a community hub where every student & family is supported.

Family Empowerment Center

At no cost to our community, our Family Empowerment Center provides wraparound services, including laundry, clothing, groceries and more.

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After School Programming

We offer all students the opportunity to participate in free after-school programming from a variety of organizations, including the YMCA and Open Door.

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Support Services

English Language Development

After students are identified as an English learner during the registration process, they are given an initial screener to assess their English language ability using the W-APT.  

English learners receive a 45 minute dedicated English Language Development (ELD) block daily to explicitly teach and support scholars with language development in reading, writing, speaking and listening. ELD blocks use the EL Achieve curriculum. English learners are assessed each January on the ACCESS test to determine their current English proficiency in each of the four domains. When English learners show a proficient level of English on their ACCESS test, the CH-ISA team reviews a body of evidence to determine if scholars will continue in ELD services. English learners who are no longer in ELD are monitored for two years to ensure that scholars are academically successful.

Special Education Services

Our team is comprised of multiple licensed individuals with advanced degrees in special education.  Our students deserve a world class education with unrestricted access to all curriculum, school programs, and activities.  Our instructors provide access through accommodations and modifications as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Act, 2004, (IDEA, 2004).

Take Note Colorado!

We’re excited to offer all Wyatt students the opportunity to participate in Take Note Colorado’s “Little Kids Rock” band, a program that inspires children with culturally responsive music education.

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Our Staff

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Verna Rolland
Kindergarten Teacher
Josie Anderson
1st Grade Teacher
Silmarie Wells
1st Grade Teacher
Ayah Attal
2nd Grade Teacher
Jessica Shagalski
3rd Grade
Tim Lewis
4th Grade
Lisa Grant
5th Grade Teacher
Kami Osborne
Business Office Manager
Kate Garcia
Dean of Instruction
Maria Estrada
Director of Family & Community Engagement
Melody Means
Sarah Grant
Alma Guinto
Citlaly Lopez-Juarez
Elementary Paraprofessional
Corina Martinez
Health Paraprofessional
Emily Maldonado
Kinder - Paraprofessional
Jamie Ehrenkranz
Social Worker
Jed Marrs
Special Education Teacher
Maria Palicios
Nestor Cardenas
Vanessa Munoz
Yesenia Perez
Kinder - 1st Grade Paraprofessional
Celeste Delia
Jessie Byrnes
Visual Arts
Stephen Whitfield
Albus Brooks
Board Member
Amy Swieringa
Vice Chair
Brandon De Benedet
Board Member
Katie Brown
Board Chair
Rob Hayes
Board Member
Rodney Bates
Board Member
Stephanie Frances
Board Member
Terry Usry
Board Member
Amanda Terkun
Super Star Volunteer
Charisse Miller
Super Star Volunteer
Maira Delgado
Super Star Volunteer
Maria Lomeli
Super Star Volunteer
Maria Villanueva
Super Star Volunteer
Marlin Fleites
Super Star Volunteer
Rosa Lomeli
Super Star Volunteer
Steven Glasser
Super Star Volunteer

Our Partners

Shoes that Fit

Gives kids new athletic shoes, so they can play and thrive at school.

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Coats for Kids

Supplies children with brand new winter coats. 

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Conscious Alliance

Supports communities by empowering youth and providing hunger relief. 

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Wish for Wheels

Provides bikes and helmets for second graders. 

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Operation School Bell

Invites students to shop for new school clothes.

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A Precious Child

Provides families with essentials including clothing, home goods and more.

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