Yolanda Calderón is a proud Colorado native and in her 8th year of teaching in Aurora Public Schools and second year at Wheeling Elementary. Miss Calderón has a Bachelors in Music Performance as well as a Bachelors in Music Education. She has been a member of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and performed as Principal Flute in their 2008 South American Tour. When she is not teaching, Miss Calderón in her free time enjoys going to concerts and hiking Colorado's beautiful mountains.
Mark McConnell is originally from Northglenn, CO but grew up in Strasburg, CO. As a young adult, he joined the Navy, and lived in Sicily, Maryland, California, Tennessee and on board the USS Ranger. He is the oldest of four kids, has wonderful parents, over time, has had a variety of pets, both cats and dogs. She earned an Associates of Arts at CCA, then went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in history. After getting his teaching certificate in 1994, he taught on the Hopi Reservation for 7 years, then moved back to Colorado, where he taught in Byers School District for 5 years. During this time he received his Master's degree in education leadership at University of Phoenix.Currently he teaches technology. In his spare time he loves to travel, build things, meet comic book creators and spend time with family and friends.
Nancy Moseley is a native of Colorado. She grew up in Littleton where she was inspired in kindergarten by her art teacher to pursue a career in art. Nancy’s first art career was in graphic design but after having two children of her own, her dream changed and she returned to school to become an art teacher in order to work with kids. Nancy’s own children, now adults are both artists living and working in New York City. Nancy has been teaching art at Wheeling Elementary for 13 years. Outside of teaching art, Nancy works on her own art endeavors, enjoys the outdoors especially hiking and cycling and is passionate about world travel.
Lindsey Vander grew up in Canton, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Physical and Health Education. Lindsey has been teaching for 9 years and this is her second year at Wheeling. She has taught at Kindergarten-8th grade, middle, and elementary schools with elementary being her favorite. Lindsey enjoys teaching health components and skills that students can use to participate in physical activities lifetime. In her free time she loves to play softball and volleyball, hike, and spend time with her family.
Ashley Merino is from El Paso, Texas but has lived in Colorado since she was in second grade. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado: Center for Urban Education with her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Culturally Linguistic Diversity. She also has her Master's in Reading, which she got through Grand Canyon University. Ashley enjoys teaching at Wheeling Elementary school because of the IB Program and all the inquiries that come with it. She loves teaching on a global scale and thinks this is the perfect school to do it at. The community at Wheeling is humble and full of kindness! She has a supportive husband who she adores, her fish tanks brimming with life, and her "full of energy" huskies Kuma and Mishka! She enjoys being outdoors with her friends and family or reading a book in her library. Books take us on the best adventures in the comfort of your own home!