Meet Our Staff!

Sarah Lavezzo – Director

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Hi everyone!

I’m Ms. Sarah. I am the founder and director of AMS. I have been a “teacher” since second grade when I started helping in my mom’s first grade classroom. Working with children has always been my passion! I love exploring the world with them, guiding them as they pursue their dreams, and just having a fun time together. I firmly believe that our kids are capable of great things, and I’m excited to see the amazing work of our students! My undergraduate degree is in K-5 education and my graduate degrees are in curriculum & instruction and gifted education and talent development.

My family moved to Colorado in 2016 from DC. Our daughter, Lydia, is a student at AMS. We also have 2 sweet pups – Lucy and Ladybug. Our family loves to play games, go on adventures, and tell silly stories. When I get some downtime I love to play piano, quilt, read books, golf, and bake. You can reach me at sarah@ascendmicroschool.com.

Ms. Zuleika Spears – Lead Learning Guide: Upper Elementary

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Hello beautiful souls,
My name is Zuleika Spears, I’m a first year teacher and overjoyed to be stepping into my
purpose! I went to Texas Woman’s university to major in English for high school
students and have worked in child development since college. I have a goldmine of a
husband of four years and this year gave birth to our first baby boy! I love reading,
pampering myself, finding great places to eat, communing with old and new friends, and
creating/writing for my blog in my spare time.
“I’m a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my point
of view, your life is already artful—waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art,”
– Toni Morrison

 

Ms. Angie Speight – Lead Learning Guide: Lower Elementary

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Ms. Angie comes to us with over 25 years of K-12 experience. Her educational expertise includes homeschooling, starting a small private school, teaching in multi-age settings similar to ours, and directing a children’s ministry. She is a tremendous asset to our team! She is a wife, mother of three, grandmother of six, and has been teaching in a Christian school environment since 2001. You can reach her at angie@ascendmicroschool.com

 

Ms. Preem Mendoza – Apprentice Learning Guide

(photo and bio coming soon!)