Mahvush Ansar

Mahvush Ansar has moved around but for the past 20 years Colorado has been home for her. She has a Masters in Elementary Education from CU Denver. This is her fifth year as a Kindergarten teacher at Wheeling. Before teaching at Wheeling, she taught kindergarten at Adams 14 and in Dubai.  Her favorite part of teaching at Wheeling is the community and the school culture.  As an Explorer, she loves exploring different cultures and cuisines through travel and blogging .  When she is not teaching she is spending time travelling, hiking or fishing with her husband and three children.

Fatoumata Haidara

Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Fatoumata Haidarra is the kindergarten paraprofessional in Room 4.

jessica medina

Jessica Medina

My name is Jessica Medina. I graduated from CSU, Pueblo, CO with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work in May 1997, then went on to receive my Elementary Education Teaching License in November 2010. Prior to teaching Kindergarten at Wheeling Elementary, I taught English Language Learners for 9 years at Granada Public School. This will be my fourth year teaching Kindergarten. I have a 19-year-old daughter named Samantha, who graduated from high school last year. In my spare time I like to cook, read, listen to music, and spend time with friends and family.


Kindergarten Paraprofessional


Bio coming soon.

shawna ryan

Shawna Ryan

Shawna Ryan is from Lakewood Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She then went to Metro to earn her teaching license in Elementary Education. Shawna loves the Wheeling community. She has taught at Wheeling Elementary for over 15 years. She taught kindergarten for 12 years before moving to 1st Grade. In her spare time Shawna likes to play with her nieces and nephews, watch college basketball, and spend time with friends.


Yadira Espinoza

Kindergarten Paraprofessional

My name is Yadira Espinoza , I was born and raised in Aurora Co. I attended APS growing up, graduated high school at Aurora West , and earned my Early Childhood Education certificate from Pickens Tech. During my free time I enjoy hiking, dancing, attending concerts and spending time with friends and family.