Sadie Honey was born and raised in western Montana. She earned her BA in Spanish and Anthropology from Tulane University in New Orleans. Her studies there included a year spent at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. After college she taught English in Costa Rica, then moved back to the US where she spent 20+ years as a technology professional. During that time she also earned her Master’s in Library and Information Systems from UCLA and created a mobile game that helped kids practice social and emotional skills.
Sadie earned her teaching certificate through the Boettcher Teacher Residency. This is her first year at Wheeling and she is excited to use her teaching and technology experience to join her students in the inquiry process as she fosters their independence, perseverance, collaboration, and confidence. Outside of school Sadie can be found reading, exploring the world, and spending time in the mountains with her family.
Derrick Parker was born in Giessen, Germany. He is part of a military family so he moved often. Though, he spent most of his time in Colorado Springs. He received his Master's in Teaching from Adams State University through the Boettcher Teacher Residency program. Derrick has been teaching at Wheeling for 4 years. His wife is also a teacher in Aurora Public Schools and he his the proud father of two puppies named Louis and Sebastian. On his free time he likes to lift weights, eat food, lift weights then eat more food.
Robin Sands grew up in Denver but moved to Southern California in 1986, living 3 miles from the ocean for twenty years. After many years in the restaurant business, Miss Sands went back to school to become a teacher. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2003, with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in Child Development and Adolescent studies. In 2006, she moved back to Colorado. She has been teaching in Aurora Public Schools since 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and is often found wandering through the library or a bookstore. She also likes to cook, trying out new gluten free recipes all the time. She lives in South Aurora with her adorable dog, and her 3 cats. When she retires, she wants to write children’s books.