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3rd Grade Team


Alyssa Barson

Team Lead

Hey, all my name is Miss Barson and this is my fourth year at RMCA and my fourth year as a 3rd grade teacher. This is also my fourth year coaching our middle school volleyball team. I love having the opportunity every day to impact children's lives. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (Go Bears!!) I was born and raised in Colorado but a majority of my heart lives in Tennessee (Go Titans!!).  When I'm not at school, I can be found reading a good book, enjoying the mountain air, or anything sport-related.

When I was twelve, I knew that I wanted to teach elementary school. Through the years, I worked in lunch rooms, volunteered in classrooms, was a classroom aide, and did several years of substitute teaching. Helping children learn more about themselves and the world is one of my favorite parts of teaching. I have been at RMCA since it began in 2006, teaching 4th, 1st, and 3rd grade. I have two adult daughters. One is a first grade teacher at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy. She and her husband welcomed their first child, Willow, February 1, 2023. I'm a grandma now!!. My other daughter lives in Miami with her husband who is in the Army. When I'm not at school, I can be found with a good book and cup of tea, enjoying the mountain air, traveling, or spending time with good friends and family.


Bailey Coulahan

Hello!!! My name is Bailey Coulahan. This will be my 5th year of teaching, and my second year here at RMCA.  I truly love being a part of the RMCA family. I graduated from University of Colorado Colorado Springs with my Bachelors in Elementary Education and an emphasis in English. I have been married to my amazing husband for almost 4 years and we are proud parents to our 3-year-old son, kyler. In our free time, we enjoy hiking in the mountains and snowboarding. I absolutely love teaching and being with kids. I can't wait for this school year to start...I have a feeling it's going to be the best one yet!



Kristin Siekmeier

I am Kristin Siekmeier. This will be my 10th year teaching! This is my fifth year at RMCA!! I attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and received my Bachelor’s degree in Geography with an emphasis in elementary education. I have lived in the Springs my whole life and my entire family lives here in Colorado! I love being outside, doing anything artsy, and watching baseball.


Jake Divich

Salutations, Jake Divich here. I am elated to still be a part of this amazing 3rd grade team! I received my bachelor's degree from Lindenwood University where I also won a national championship playing rugby. I am a husband, and father to a boy who thoroughly enjoys attending RMCA. My family loves to hike, ski, dirt bike, and camp whenever we have the chance.