Member Profiles

William Anderson, Manual High School

DCTA Member Profile “Teachers are the driving force of education.” William Anderson, Manual High School   William Anderson is what you might call a “teacher’s teacher.” Passionate for his profession and determined to make a difference, he happily works tireless hours (well, maybe not always happily) to help his...

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Michael Diaz-Rivera, Columbine Elementary

“If my students aren’t able to focus…then we are all wasting our time.” Michael Diaz-Rivera, Columbine Elementary   A 5th grade ELA teacher at Columbine Elementary, Michael Diaz-Rivera may be a rookie in the profession (he’s been teaching for one year), but he’s already learned one of the...

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Deb Vigil & Loyeen Vigil-McKenna

DCTA Member Profile There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters Deb Vigil & Loyeen Vigil-McKenna, Skinner Middle School   Sisters Deb Vigil and Loyeen Vigil-McKenna have shared a lot over the years. With just a few years between them, both have borrowed each other’s clothes from time to time as...

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Kris Bethscheider, West Early College

“I realized there are good teachers – and I wanted to be one.” Kris Bethscheider, West Early College   When Kris Bethscheider was just a wide-eyed 13-year-old student, she used to tell her teacher that she hitchhiked to school. Whether or not that was true, it justifiably...

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Dennis Campbell, Thomas Jefferson High School

“It’s very satisfying having kids learn about giving back to the community.” Dennis Campbell, Thomas Jefferson High School   Major Dennis Campbell has been providing instruction in military science and serving as the Senior Army Instructor at Thomas Jefferson HS in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC)...

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Kahlea Qualls, Knapp Elementary

“We must remember why we have stepped into this profession.” Kahlea Qualls, Knapp Elementary   As the vocal and general music director (K-5) at Knapp Elementary, Kahlea Qualls is absolutely certain of why she entered the teaching profession.   “I became a music teacher, because I could not see...

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Kristina Voskes, Skinner Middle School

“The most inspiring part of teaching is seeing my former students develop as thinkers and citizens.” Kristina Voskes, Skinner Middle School   An 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Skinner Middle School, Kristina Voskes has been a DPS educator for three years and is in her seventh year...

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