Hello, my name is Anna Barcenas and I work at Eagleside Elementary school as a autism para. I’ve been working at Eagleside since August of 2021. I’m from Mannheim, Germany. On my free time I like to workout or read books.
I am a Paraeducator in the Autism classroom. This is my first year working here at Eagleside and I couldn’t be more excited! Before I was here, I was subbing throughout the district. Both of my boys attend Eagleside, Noel (1st) and William (3rd). I was born in Puerto Rico and I’m an Army Brat turned military spouse. We have a Husky and two Tabby cats. In my spare time, I enjoy staying home, eating great food, watching movies, hanging out with friends & family, and doing yoga.
My name is Michelle Cooper, and I am a paraeducator at Eagleside. This is my first year at Eagleside, and before that I was working at the School For the Blind in New Mexico. I am originally from Houston, Texas! I am loving Colorado and how beautiful it is! When I am not at school you can find me self-publishing inspirational and children’s books!
My name is Amber Heathman, and I have been at Eagleside for 3 years. I have been married to my husband Andrew for 12.5 years and we have two kids, Liam who is in 4th grade and Leilani who is in 2nd grade. When I'm not at work you will find me taking my kids to taekwondo or watching sports and cheering on my favorite teams. Go 49ers, Go Giants, and Go Warriors.
Hi, my name is Josette Ogren. I’m originally from New Mexico and after graduating from high school I studied commercial art in Phoenix, Arizona. Afterwards, I moved back home and studied social and behavioral science. Once I did that, I decided to join the Army. I was in for a short 5 ½ years and was forced out due to a debilitating back injury. I choose Fort Carson as my final duty station after serving in Korea. After the Army I continued working on post with a company who specialized in putting adults to work that had a wide range of disabilities. I also went back to school again and studied business management. I later received an opportunity through a friend to work with kids on the spectrum in District 8. I started working for District 8 in the autism program and haven’t looked back. I love spending time with my husband and taking walks with my dog. My hobbies consist of crafting and sewing. I love to cook and trying new recipes. I also love to read and garden as well.
Hello my name is Penny Pfahl. I am a Para Educator in the SSN room. I have been with District 8 for the last 13 years. I have worked in the following schools, Aragon, Mesa, and now Eagleside. I was raised in Hanna City, Illinois which is 13 miles west of Peoria, Illinois. I come from a large family, I have 4 brothers and 2 sisters who were taught good work ethics. I moved with my sister to Colorado in 1994. We lived in Littleton, Colorado for 1 year. In 1995 we bought a home together in Fountain, Colorado.I also work as Parking Supervisor for the Broadmoor World Arena. When I am not working I enjoy skiing, hiking, and gardening. I also enjoy needlepoint and reading a good book.
Hi, my name is Diana Swank. This is my 3rd year as a para in the Autism classroom at Eagleside. I have been a paraprofessional for 15 years working with children on all levels of the Autism Spectrum. I have 3 wonderful grown children and a beautiful granddaughter. In my spare time, I enjoy making crafts, working on my house, playing with my 3 dogs, and going to the movies with my middle child.