Vista Ridge High School Interim Principal

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Mrs. Becki Sims

Becki has sixteen years of educational experience, K-12. Ten of those years have been in District 49, where she has served as a classroom teacher and school administrator. At the district level, Becki previously served on the district’s Math Leadership Team and Restorative Practices Leadership Team. In addition to Becki’s teaching and leadership experience within the district, she has earned a Master’s in Education with a concentration in Adult Education and Training from University of Phoenix, where she was a Teacher Appreciation Scholarship award winner. She also earned her Educational Leadership and Principal Licensure designation from Colorado State University. 

Becki is a Missouri native, but has resided in the Colorado Springs area for 26 years and considers Colorado home. She loves to cook, camp, hike, ride on trails in Colorado's backcountry, and has recently taken up golf. She and her husband have three young adult children and enjoy spending time with them as often as possible. 

Becki first joined the Vista Ridge team in 2021 and is now the Interim Principal. Go Wolves!

B.S. Culver-Stockton College
M.Ed. Adult Education and Training, University of Phoenix.
M. Ed. Education Leadership and Administration, Colorado State University.

Certifications: Capturing Kids Hearts, IIRP Restorative Practices Trainer, Jim Knight Instructional Coaching

 

Skyview Middle School Principal

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Mr. Mike Wedor

Mike transitions to this assignment after serving as an assistant principal at Skyview for the 21-22 school year. Prior to that he served four years as assistant principal at Odyssey Elementary. He brings more than 12 years of experience in education to the leadership role, including serving as principal at a charter school, and coaching at the middle and high school levels. Mike earned his master's in educational leadership from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

"As principal of Skyview Middle School, I can't wait to partner with parents, and build relationships with staff, students and the community," Wedor said. "I look forward to supporting the great work and continued achievement at SMS. I look forward to an amazing school year"

Mike and his wife have been married 16 years and have two children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing basketball and golfing.

ALLIES Director of Academic Services

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Mrs. Rebecca Thompson

Mrs. Rebecca Thompson has been an active member of our administrative team in District 49 for over 15 years. She joined us as a Literacy Coach at the opening of Ridgeview Elementary School and supported their staff with her passion for the teaching of reading and writing. Later she helped Meridian Ranch Elementary School to obtain IB status as an interim Administrator. Eleven years ago, Rebecca transitioned to the role of Assistant Principal and opened Odyssey Elementary School with Mrs. Pam Weyer. Odyssey began as a STEM focus school and Mrs. Thompson has now been an integral part of starting the Literacy Excellence Program (LEx) to support students with characteristics of Dyslexia at Odyssey. Moving the Innovation plan for LEx forward, Mrs. Thompson and Dr. Pickering worked together to expand the innovation and replicate successful processes in a new school that would allow students from other POWER Zone schools and students from outside of the district to benefit from the Take Flight intervention and accommodations in classrooms. Mrs. Thompson has a passion for helping others to find their strengths and to overcome barriers to learning.

Odyssey Elementary School Principal

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Mr. Kris Levi

As the new Principal at Odyssey Elementary School, it is an honor to be a Comet!  I look forward to fulfilling our school’s Mission and Vision to help our students truly shine.

This will be my 21st year in education, and I am fortunate that all of them have been right here in District 49.  I began my career as a fifth grade teacher and was lucky to help open Springs Ranch Elementary School for its first year.  During my eleven years, I was a fifth grade teacher, first grade teacher, second grade teacher, Technology Specialist, and third grade teacher.  For the next five years, I was a Technology Specialist at Meridian Ranch Elementary, where I taught kindergarten through fifth grade students computer and 21st Century Skills.  Then, I was a part of the team that opened Bennett Ranch Elementary School, and I served in an administrative role at that location for the past four years.

With all of these roles in different locations, I have come to truly appreciate the journey that our students make in the elementary setting, the commitment that drives elementary staff to help students in their first stages of schooling, and the possibilities that can be fulfilled as a positive hub for the community.  As a Leader in Me school, I look forward to working with students and adults alike to grow the leadership potential for all individuals at Odyssey Elementary.

Not only do I live in the Power Zone, but my wife teaches in the Power Zone while my son attends a Power Zone school.  This is our home.  When not at school, we enjoy spending time outdoors and appreciating all the opportunities offered in the Colorado Springs area.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns, and I’d be happy to work alongside you.  We all play a valuable part in the Odyssey Elementary team!

 

Inspiration View Elementary School Principal

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Lamar University, Department of Educational Leadership Principal Certification Regis University Master of Arts in Education Professional Teaching License, Colorado Endorsements: K-6, Elementary Education 7-12, English Language Arts K-12, Special Education Generalist K-12, English Language Diversity

Pam Holloman

Hello and Welcome to Inspiration View Elementary School!

I am extremely honored to continue the role of principal and serve our Inspiration View Elementary School community. 

We have an amazing team of teachers, wonderful students, and supportive and involved families. I look forward to getting to know even more of you and deepening our school-to-home partnership.

District 49 has been my home for over 20 years; first as a parent of students in the district and then as an employee serving students, teachers, and school communities. I began my career in education as a crossing guard and absolutely loved ensuring that all the students who crossed at my corner were kept safe. Every role in a building is critical in ensuring a successful school.

Walking alongside and supporting our IVES teachers, students, and families is my passion! Before coming to IVES, I served as an academic dean for one year and as an instructional coach for three years. Previously, I taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. During this time, I was able to gain valuable experience through teaching at an International Baccalaureate(IB) School as well as a school that focused on personalized learning for all students. These are skills that have supported me in serving at IVES and encouraging our students to discover their individual passions and talents.

Inspiration View’s commitment to arts integration is close to my heart. Before teaching in the public school setting, I was a private and group piano teacher. My thesis for my graduate degree was on integrating the arts into the regular classroom. I have seen firsthand the positive impact the arts can have in the life of a child.  Watching our students grow through exploring their passions, experiencing learning through creativity and collaboration, and making lasting connections to their learning through the various art forms is absolutely amazing!

Once again, we look forward to partnering with all our families. Thank you for giving us the privilege of teaching your children at Inspiration View Elementary School. 

Sincerely,

Pam Holloman

Ridgeview Elementary School Principal

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Mrs. Kim Moore

Mrs. Kimberly Moore has served in education since 2003.  She began teaching at Peyton Elementary School, teaching various grade levels for eight before moving to Falcon Middle School where she taught 6th grade writing for two years.  Her journey brought her to Ridgeview Elementary in 2011 as a special education teacher.  In 2013 she became the Dean of Students at Ridgeview, then moved into the Assistant Principal role.  Mrs. Moore became the principal at Ridgeview in 2019 where she serves a great community and staff.  
 
Mrs. Moore has a military background having been raised in the Navy. Her husband, Don, her high school sweetheart, retired after 22 years in the Air Force and currently works for STARCOM.  Mrs. Moore has two daughters that also married into the military; one son-in-law served in the Army as a medic and the other son-in-law is an Air Force recruiter.  She also has three elementary-aged grandchildren.  Mrs. Moore and her husband enjoy spending time in the mountains camping with their two Minature Schnauzers Mikko and BellaRose.  They also are avid Avalanche Hockey fans and attend many games each season.
 
Mrs. Moore graduated from high school in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Curriculum Instruction and Assessment from Colorado Christian University.  She earned her principal licensure from the University of Phoenix.  She has a passion for supporting teachers and staff so that they can provide the very best education possible.