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1st Grade Team


Dawn Horak

Team Lead

Hello, my name is Dawn Horak and this is my 5th year teaching at RMCA. I graduated from Emporia State University in 2013. My husband and I moved to Colorado from Kansas shortly after. We have two amazing children at RMCA. My family and I love to hike and travel. I am looking forward to another amazing year.

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Kirsi Eby

Hello, my name is Kirsi Eby. This is my fourth year teaching 1st grade at RMCA. I have a bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College and am currently pursuing my MBA. I love hiking, playing tennis and volleyball, jeeping and chai tea. I am excited to meet my new first graders!

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Vivienne Kelly

Hello to all! I am Mrs. Vivienne Kelly and it’s been an absolute pleasure teaching at RMCA for five years! This is my 9th year in elementary education and my fifth year in first grade (my favorite)! My husband and I are proud parents of 2 beautiful girls (ages three and two). I love spending time with family, traveling, being outdoors, and watching funny movies. I truly look forward to having an amazing year with you!

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Theresa Osborn

Hello, I'm Theresa Osborn. I am happy to introduce myself as a First Grade Teacher at RMCA. This is my 4th year with this amazing school. I started my teaching career in 1985 after graduating from UNC in Greeley. I have taught Special Education, First Grade, Second Grade, and Preschool. I am a Colorado native yet I have lived in a few other states through the years. I live in Peyton with my husband of 35 years and a sweet Golden Retriever puppy.

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Brielle Savage

My name is Brielle Savage. This will be my fifth year of teaching at RMCA, and I absolutely love it! I was born and raised in Colorado. I enjoy reading, eating good food, spending time with my husband, and watching all of my students grow and learn each year! 

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