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2nd Grade Team

Mayer

Jana Mayer 

Team Lead

My name is Jana Mayer and this will be my 17th year teaching.  I graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in 1994 - GO HORNED FROGS!  This will be my 3rd year at RMCA  and in Colorado and I absolutely love them both!  I live in Colorado Springs with my husband of 27 years and our Golden Retriever.  On the weekends, you will find me hiking through all the mountains throughout Colorado.  I look forward to another wonderful year at RMCA.

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Lehr

Kayla Lehr Heggem

 

This is my third year teaching at RMCA. I graduated from UCCS in May of 2019 with my Bachelors in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Geography. Prior to working at RMCA, I worked as a pre-school teacher for 3 years at PPCC and UCCS. I am happily married and a mom of three boys, Troy, Shawn, and Addison who I enjoy spending time outside with. I am happy to call RMCA my home away from home!!

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DeVandry 

Dana DeVandry

This is my thirteenth year teaching.  I’ve taught kindergarten, second, third, fourth, and have been a substitute teacher.  I have three children of my own at RMCA because I believe in what we accomplish here.  I am passionate about seeing your child grow academically and in their character.  It is a privilege to have your child in my classroom this year and thank you for partnering with me in this journey.

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Padilla

Alysia Padilla

This is my second year at RMCA and I am so excited to begin another amazing year at this school. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with my Bachelors in Elementary Education with an endorsement in ESL. I have lived in Colorado Springs most of my life, and I am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I love being outdoors, calligraphy, the Broncos, and spending time with my family, especially my two year old nephew. I am looking forward to a great year!

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Unger

Jenna Unger

My name is Jenna Unger and this is my first year teaching 2nd grade at RMCA. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Elementary Education and an emphasis in New Literacies. I'm originally from Aurora, Colorado where I lived with my mom, dad, and younger brother. I absolutely love being outdoors where I can hike, paddleboard, and explore! I also love to read and a couple of my favorite authors are Roald Dahl and Chris Van Allsburg. I plan on including a lot of that in my classroom this year. I'm so excited to begin my teaching journey at RMCA and to work with such an incredible staff and community!

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