At Flatiron’s Elementary School, we see each student as gift from God with unique personalities, gifts, and challenges. Together, we strive to meet the educational needs of each of our students by providing a safe, Christ-centered environment and an academic program designed to inspire a love of the Truth while developing a firm foundation of knowledge and skills to develop lifelong learners and worshipers.
Through core instruction, students investigate and master foundational knowledge and skills to prepare them for success as they develop and move to more advanced study and application in our Secondary School.
Areas of foundational knowledge and skills:
Biblical Literacy, Literature, Vocabulary, Composition, Spelling, Handwriting, Mathematics, Science, History & Geography
Through a variety of researched-based curriculum resources and best-practices, teachers pay special attention to each student’s growth in literacy skills and mathematics and seek to challenge, support, and enrich so that each student can reach his or her God-given potential.
In addition to our core academic curriculum, students experience the joy and beauty of aesthetics, music, and physical activity through our daily specials.
Liz Kramer - Lead Teacher
Mrs. Kramer graduated from the University of Northern Colorado School of Teacher Education with a degree in Elementary Education. She has experience working with both primary and preschool children and has felt God's calling to work with these age groups. Liz worked in the Boulder Valley School District prior to joining the CCA faculty in 2014.
Karen Cox - Kindergarten
Mrs. Cox earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma. She has over ten years of classroom teaching experience. She has taught 1st - 5th grades in the Norman Public Schools in Oklahoma and worked with 4-5 years olds as a lead preschool teacher in Early Learning with the City of Broomfield. Mrs. Cox joined the Flatirons Academy faculty in 2016.
Margie Luce - Kindergarten
Miss Luce graduated cum laude from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a minor in English. In addition, she attended Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas for a summer and has 36 graduate credit hours in education. She has held her Colorado Department of Education teaching license for over 30 years. Margie taught eight years at Faith Christian Academy in Arvada before joining the staff of Cornerstone Christian Academy at its inception in 1996. Margie has traveled to England with the Luis Palau crusade, and spent a summer in Tokyo with YWAM doing missions work.
Ryan Rodriguez - Kindergarten
Ryan Rodriguez graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education K-8. She is also Director Qualified by the State of Colorado. Ryan has been teaching for almost fifteen years. She joined Flatirons Academy in 2017.
Amelia Fries - First Grade
Amelia Fries graduated from California State University, Fresno with a BA in Liberal Studies and a minor in Child and Family Sciences. She has worked as an Early Childhood Director in Children’s Ministry for seven years before teaching Kindergarten for the past two years. Amelia joined the Flatirons staff in 2019.
Emily Gardner - First Grade
Emily Gardner graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a second licensure in K-12 ESL. Emily began her teaching career at Flatirons Academy in 2018
Kelsey Geske - First Grade
Kelsey Geske graduated magna cum laude from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for Teacher Education. She holds endorsements for Linguistically Diverse Education, Early Childhood Education, and Elementary Education. Kelsey has more than ten years of experience as a teacher in preschool-third grade, with over six years of teaching in a first grade classroom. Kelsey joined the Flatirons Academy staff in 2017.
Megan Baker - Second Grade
Megan Baker studied Liberal Arts at Northern Virginia Community College before transferring to the University of Colorado, Boulder to major in English Literature. She went on to complete her Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Phoenix, in San Diego, CA. She has experience working in Santee, CA School District, as well as the Jeffco school district. Megan previously worked as a pre-K and Kindergarten teacher for several years in a local Christian school before joining Flatirons Academy in 2019.
Beth Floyd - Second Grade
Ms. Floyd has seven years of experience teaching in christian schools and more than 10 years of experience teaching in children’s ministry. She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Regis University and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries/Mission with an emphasis in writing curriculum and a minor in Spanish from Asbury College. Ms. Floyd joined the Flatirons Academy faculty in 2013.
Terese Roob - Third Grade
Mrs. Roob holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology from Colorado State University. She has also earned a Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University and is a Colorado Department of Education certified Elementary Education teacher and K-12 Gifted and Talented Specialist. Mrs. Roob has over 10 years of elementary education experience, including teaching 1st and 3rd grades and overseeing a gifted and talented program. She joined the Flatirons Academy faculty in 2016.
Deb Simpson - Third Grade
Deb Simpson has BA degrees in Elementary Education and Social Studies and a Music Minor from the University of Northern Colorado. She also earned a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. She has over 20 years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher and a reading interventionist in public schools. Ms. Simpson was blessed to be able to home school her own two children, and she loves serving on her church's music team. She is grateful that God led her to Flatirons Academy in 2019.
Devon Roush - Fourth Grade
Devon Roush graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2014 with her degree in History and Education, and is currently pursuing her masters degree in Education. This is her 5th year teaching,. She has previously taught 3rd and 4th grade. She joined the staff of Flatirons Academy in January of 2019.
Molly Rumbyrt - Fourth Grade
Ms. Rumbyrt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Elementary Education. She also holds her teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education. Ms. Rumbyrt has elementary teaching experience as a long-term substitute and has served as a teacher assistant in the christian school environment. She joined the Flatirons Academy faculty in 2016.
Christ Schlender - Fifth Grade
Chris Schlender graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies of Elementary Teaching with an emphasis in Language Arts. Chris worked for 3 years at a large charter school in Greeley before coming to Flatirons Academy in 2018.
Vickie Whitehead - Fifth Grade
Mrs. Whitehead returned to Colorado after eight years in the Philippines where she taught upper elementary at Faith Academy, a well known ACSI school of over 500 students. She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Western Bible College/Colorado Christian University. She is very involved with children’s ministry at her church, Calvary Evangelical Church. Mrs. Whitehead joined the Flatirons Academy faculty in 2013.
Diane Cunningham - Sixth Grade
Mrs. Cunningham earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in English from Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS. She taught 5th and 6th grades in private Christian school for 8 years. Prior to that she home schooled her own children and taught in public school. She joined the Flatirons Academy Faculty in 2015.
Cathleen Kellerman - Music
Mrs. Kellerman graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Nyack College in New York. She has received an Excellence in Teaching Award and is a trained Kindermusik instructor. Prior to joining the faculty at Flatirons Academy she managed the Fortissimo Music Studio teaching Kindermusik, summer camps, lessons and workshops, taught high school band, choir and music appreciation at Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey, and served on staff as the worship leader at Neighborhood Alliance Church in New York. Mrs. Kellerman also has over 15 years of experience teaching private instrumental lessons. She joined the Flatirons Academy staff in 2012.
Troy Boyer - Physical Education
Mr. Boyer graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver and holds a degree in K-12 Education, with an emphasis in Physical Education. He and his wife Megan are Youth Pastors at Trinity Christian Fellowship. Together they have two wonderful elementary age daughters, Katie and Ella. Mr. Boyer is an alumnus of Cornerstone Christian Academy. He started at Cornerstone as an elementary student in 1996 and was a part of the first graduating class. He joined the Flatirons Academy faculty in 2007. Mr. Boyer loves all sports but holds a special place in his heart for Soccer. His collegiate soccer experience benefits our middle school girls soccer team, as he has been the head coach for many years.
Karin Turner - Reading Interventionist
Ms. Turner is a Montana native. She graduated from the University of Montana Western with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood. She has extensive training in reading intervention and worked in the Colorado public school system as a classroom teacher, reading interventionist, literacy coach, and librarian before joining the Flatirons Academy staff in 2009.
Tommy Thomas - Golf Coach & Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Thomas played on the PGA tour and served as the PGA Head Professional at Inwood Country Club (retired as Pro Emeritus) in Long Island, New York. He is currently the Tournament Director for the Tommy Thomas Barona Pro-Am Golf Tournaments and on the Colorado PGA Junior Golf Committee where he plays an active role in all of the junior golf activities in the state of Colorado. At CCA, Mr. Thomas teaches golf, serves as the Assistant High School Girls Basketball Coach and annually teaches poetry to 8th graders. Mr. Thomas is committed to building a school golf program through physical education and athletics that is recognized as the finest in the state of Colorado. He joined the CCA staff in 2011.