Meet Our Carbon Valley Academy Teachers
Kait Zerr - 4th Grade
My name is Kait Zerr and I am the fourth grade teacher here at CVA. This will be my second year teaching and I absolutely cannot wait. I graduated from CU Boulder with a Bachelors in Media Design and my Elementary Education licensure a few years ago. I am currently getting my masters from CU in Curriculum and Instruction Literacy Education K-12. I have lived in CO my whole life and come from a family of 6, with two very cute labradoodles. I love spending time with my family, going camping, and traveling. Excited for the year ahead!.
Monica Kalina - Spanish Teacher
Nick Harris - PE Teacher
Stephanie Corral - 1st Grade
Hello CVA Families! My name is Stephanie Corral, and I am one of your new 1st grade teachers. I am married with four children, a sweet doberman, and a mischievous cat. This will be my 5th year teaching 1st grade. I love sports, traveling, and playing in the mountains. I grew up in the Chicago area, but moved around a bit while my husband was in the Air Force. After almost 12 years of living on the east coast, we got to finally choose where we wanted to live – we chose Colorado, and moved here in July 2020! I taught in Longmont for one year, and was thrilled to see a 1st grade opening at CVA – as I live just up the street in Firestone. I can’t wait to get to know this amazing community that I have heard such wonderful things about. Cheers!
Holly Marshall - 5th Grade
Alex Prewett - Special Education Teacher
Heather Downing - 2nd Grade
David Popp - Middle School ELA Teacher
I am excited to join the Carbon Valley family and bring my east coast background to the team. I have an appreciation for diversity and look forward to meeting each student at their appropriate level while challenging each of them to think holistically about their personalized education. I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Northern Colorado and am entering my eighth year of teaching at the middle school level. If I am not in the classroom, you can find me playing Ultimate Frisbee and traveling this vast country