• TCT Instructional Coaching Team Photo

Nancy Shanklin

  • TCT Coordinator

    TCT Full-Time Regular Education CoachShanklin

    Education: BA Sociology, UCCS


    •      Teachers Coaching Teachers Regular Education Coach (7 years)
    •      Teachers Coaching Teachers Intermittent Coach (1 year)
    •      2nd/4th Grade Teacher, Vera Scott Elementary (12 years)
    •      1st/2nd Grade Teacher, Midland Elementary (7 years)
    •      National Board Certified Teacher 2008- current
    •      National Board Program Coordinator/Facilitator of National Board Candidate Support Classes

    Product of D-11-attended Ivywild, Helen Keller, Mark Twain, East Junior High and Wasson High School-Go T-Birds!

Kate Shannon

  • TCT Full-Time Special Education CoachShannon
          Director of Special Education License - University Of Northern Colorado 

          Master's of Science in Special Education - Walden University

          Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology - University of Colorado - Denver


    • Licensed Special Education Director - Colorado
    • Teachers Coaching Teachers Special Education Coach (5 years)  
    • Colorado College Adjunct-Special Education Seminar 
    • Special Education Teacher K-5, Queen Palmer Elementary School (8 years)
    • Communication and Social Delay Teacher Foothills Elementary (1 year)
    • Significant Needs Para-professional  Prairie Hills Elementary School (3 years)
    • Math and Gifted and Talented Teacher at School in the Woods (.5 years)
    • Response to Intervention in the General Education Classroom is an area of strength

Jennifer Gonzales

  • First Grade Teacher, Scott Elementary/Intermittent TCT CoachGonzales


    • BA Sociology, University of Colorado/Boulder-1993
    • MA Elementary Education, Adams State University-1998


    • Teachers Coaching Teachers Intermittent Coach (4 years)
    • First Grade/Kindergarten Teacher, Scott Elementary (15 years)
    • Literacy Tutor, Columbia/Scott Elementary (4 years)
    • First Grade Teacher, Chipeta Elementary (5 years)
    • Peer Coaching Committee Member

    Product of D-11- attended Mark Twain Elementary, East Junior, and Wasson High School

Chris Smith

  • TCT Intermittent CoachSmith
    Science Teacher, Gifted Magnet Program at Sabin Middle School
    M.A. Educational Leadership (Grand Canyon University)
    B.S. Biology Secondary Education (Grove City College)
    Gifted & Talented Endorsement 
    Teachers Coaching Teachers Intermittent Coach (3 years)
    Science Teacher, Gifted Magnet Program
    Irving Middle School (2007-2009)
    Sabin Middle School (2009-present)
    UCCS UTeach Mentor Teacher (2012-present)
    Sabin Yearbook Sponsor (2009-2018)
    2014 Crystal Apple Winner
    VillaSport Summer Camp Director (2010-2018)

Kelly Cline

  • TCT Intermittent CoachCline

    Mathematics Teacher, Palmer High School

    BS Mathematics Education, Colorado State University - 1992
    MAEd. in Education, University of Phoenix - 1998

    Teachers Coaching Teachers Intermittent Coach -2 years
    High School Mathematics Teacher, Palmer High School - 27 years
    Student Council Sponsor, Palmer High School - 9 years
    College Board Certified and Trained, AP Statistics - 13 years
    CU Succeed Approved Adjunct Instructor - 4 years
    International Baccalaureate Trained Instructor - 16 years
    International Baccalaureate Approved Exam Reader - 3 years
    Assessment Action Team Co-Leader, Palmer High School - 5 years
    Middle School Science Teacher, West Middle School - 1 year
    Pikes Peak Community College Adjunct Mathematics Professor - 2 years
    Youth Soccer Coach, Pride Soccer - 8 years
    Rotary Diamond Award Winner - 2013

    Product of D-11- attended Stratton and Queen Palmer Elementary Schools, East Junior, and Wasson High School

Kris Siebers

  • TCT Regular Education CoachSeibers

    B.S. Elementary Education – 1989 – Quincy University
    M.S. Elementary Education – 1993 – Southwest Baptist University
    M.A. Special Education – 2013 – UCCS
    Teaching Experience:
    23 years in Elementary Education (Grades 4 – 5)
    8 years at Baldwin Intermediate School in Quincy, IL
    15 years in School District 11 (Twain, Carver, Howbert, King)

    6 years Summer School (Grades K – 5) Language Arts, Math, Science, Building Resource Teacher (Carver, Grant, Rudy, Scott)

    7 years in Special Education (Grades 6, 8) at Russell Middle School​ 
    Teachers Coaching Teachers Special Education Coach (3 years)