DCSD Alumni Profiles



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Mountain Vista Grad Fulfills Goal to Teach Music
04/15/2022
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Jordan Cash credits her Mountain Vista High School (MVHS) choir teachers for inspiring her to become the music teacher she is today at MVHS.
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Mountain Vista Grad Pursuing Career in Naval Aviation
04/06/2022
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Following high school graduation, Nicholas Romine was inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated from the academy as an officer and is now learning to fly helicopters for the U.S. Navy.
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ThunderRidge Grad Begins New Career in Nursing
03/17/2022
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Brooke Jelniker juggled basketball and school while she earned a bachelor’s degree, pursued a career in sales after college, and ultimately found her calling as a nurse.
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A Leader Under Pressure: How One DCHS Grad Stepped Up During the Marshall Fire
03/08/2022
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When the Marshall Fire broke out in Superior, CO, on December 30, 2021, businesses and homes were consumed in flames, with many families forced to leave their beloved pets behind. One Douglas County High School graduate, Ellie Creasey, took on an extraordinary role in reuniting families with their furry friends.
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DCHS Alum Travels the Globe with Healthcare Career
02/25/2022
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Gretchen Stoddard has earned multiple degrees and enjoys a rewarding career in global public health.
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Castle View Alum Shares Story and Struggles Through E-Book
02/23/2022
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Castle View High School grad Hudson Rose is busy working, blogging, and volunteering for an organization close to his heart.
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DCHS Grad Goes From Driver’s Seat to Transportation Dispatcher
02/09/2022
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Jeffrey Orndorff’s love for tinkering under the hood of a car began in automotive shop class in high school and evolved into a career driving buses for the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and ultimately becoming a transportation dispatcher.
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Former Grizzly Now DCSD Speech-Language Pathologist
02/09/2022
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Shana Fraley helps students as a speech-language pathologist, runs a private practice, works with patients at a skilled nursing facility, and is a Special Olympics Unified Coach!
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Legend Alum Returns to Alma Mater to Teach Spanish
01/28/2022
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Kassidy Dunnigan is the first college graduate in her family! Thanks to an engaging teacher who made learning languages fun, Kassidy pursued a degree in Spanish education and returned to her alma mater to teach Spanish.
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LHS Graduate Makes a Living by His Hobby
01/13/2022
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Thanks to his teachers’ encouragement, Jacob Regan’s passion for playing video games evolved into a talent for creating digital art.
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Husky Alum is Living Her Dream as a School Counselor
01/13/2022
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Jenny Alsup credits DCSD for preparing her for her career, providing her with job experience, and meeting her future husband.
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DCHS Grad Follows Inspiring Teachers Into The Classroom
12/09/2021
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After graduating from Douglas County High School in 2019, Brad Rotherham found himself returning to education. He says, "Teachers like the ones I had in high school are the reason I now desire a career in education." He now works as a Severe Needs Educational Assistant at Northeast Elementary in Parker.
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From Student to Affective Needs Teacher, Alum Finds Inspiration in Passion
11/17/2021
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Kirstin Nordentoft graduated from Rock Canyon High School in 2010 and now works with students at Plum Creek Academy. She credits her teachers and high school experience for her passion about history and interest in helping Affective Needs students through social studies core content, art, and social emotional growth.
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Former Grizzly Inspired by ThunderRidge Teachers, "Never Give Up & Keep Your Head Up High"
11/09/2021
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Bailey Morse, who graduated ThunderRidge High School in 2016, returned to DCSD as an Educational Assistant. The former Grizzly now draws inspiration from her teachers as she works with students at Plum Creek Academy.
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Eagle Academy Grad Returns to Help Students in Alternative Education
11/05/2021
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When he graduated from Eagle Academy in 2014, Kyle McKinney never thought he would return to DCSD. But the beginning of the 2021-22 school year found him as an Educational Assistant for Affective Needs at Plum Creek Academy. There, he finds happiness and inspiration in the familiar alternative education atmosphere.
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Alum Returns as School Psychologist, Shares Love for Helping Kids
10/29/2021
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After graduating from Ponderosa High School in 1994, Rochelle Evans returned to Douglas County School District (DCSD) in 2006. She now works as a school psychologist at Gold Rush Elementary in the same town where she grew up. We caught up with Evans for a glimpse at what it has been like to work in her hometown community.
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Ponderosa Alum Credits High School Community for Perspective on Nursing
10/13/2021
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Maddison Wilson graduated from Ponderosa High School in 2016 and now spends her nights working with COVID patients on the third floor of Sky Ridge Medical Center. She says that Ponderosa's loving community helped her understand what it means to be a nurse.
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From Highlands Ranch High School to Healthcare Frontlines
09/10/2021
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Megan Dierker, CNA, graduated from Highlands Ranch High School (HRHS) in 2014. The former HRHS Falcon now soars on the frontlines of healthcare, lifted up by her education and experiences at the Douglas County School District (DCSD).
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