Student Support Services

Mission Statement
To support students academically, socially, emotionally and with career readiness skills, by building relationships with various stakeholders. We help to create an educational environment that is safe and free from discrimination, that allows for equal access to curriculum and classroom instruction.

Kyrie Adams, Director of Student Support Services

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Kyrie has worked in Education for over 20 years. Originally from New York, she taught in the greater D.C. area for 7 years and then moved to Colorado to complete her graduate program. Kyrie joined the JA staff August 2010. She has a BS in Secondary Education from Liberty University and an MA in School and Community Counseling from Denver Seminary. Kyrie also holds credentials as a Special Services Provider (SSP), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in adolescent, adult, and family therapy. She also has three kids that attend JA. You can email Kyrie at [email protected] or call 303-465-7621.


Marcella DastaMarcella Dasta, SEL Coordinator/Counselor


Marcella has
 worked at Jefferson Academy for 20 years, in various capacities. Currently, she teaches JH and HS Spanish, College Psychology through Front Range Concurrent Enrollment Program, and is also an advisor for Sources of Strength at JA. Marcella earned her MS in School Counseling and MS in Psychology from University of Phoenix. Marcella’s four children graduated from Jefferson Academy. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good book, and cooking for fun. You can email Marcella at [email protected]


Kristin DeFiore, Internship Coordinator
Kristin DeFiore


Kristin is honored to be the Internship Coordinator at Jeffer
son Academy. In addition to this role, she will teach Senior Seminar, Standardized Test Preparation, and Professional Workplace Skills. She is celebrating her sixth year teaching at JA and her seventeenth year in education. She earned her bachelor's degree in speech communication and master's degree in education. Kristin is a busy mother of three amazing teenage boys! Her oldest son, Karter, is off to UNC this fall and her twins, Kellen and Kwinn, will be juniors at Broomfield High School. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with family and friends.


Cara HallCara Hall, Social Worker

Cara has worked in Social Work for 5 years with a background in Psychology. She has previous experience in fields such as child development, equine therapy, mental health services, substance use disorder services, and education. Cara joined JA staff August 2022. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, and pursued her master's degree in Social Work at Metropolitan state University in Denver, Colorado. Cara is passionate about providing social and emotional support to all students, curating the best educational experience possible. You can reach Cara by email at [email protected] or call her at (303)465-7691.


Kevin Hausmann, Math InterventionistKevin Hausmann

This is Kevin's first year as a Math Interventionist at Jefferson Academy.  He has a BS and MS in Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Kevin's engineering career includes design work for naval shipbuilders and NASA's Orion Crew Module.  He and his wife have two children that graduated from JA and a third child that is an 8th grader at JA. Kevin enjoys golf, Rockies baseball and being with his family.  You can email Kevin at [email protected].


Angela LeValleyAngela LeValley, Post-Secondary Advisor

Angela LeValley has worked in higher education for 20 years. She has held various positions including Director of Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus, Director of Student Activities at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Hall Director at San Diego State University and CU Boulder.  Angela earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and speech communication and her master’s degree in communications. She is a first-generation college student and is a proud alum of the University of Northern Colorado. Angela believes that happiness can be found in the simplest things including a Venti Iced Coffee from Starbucks! Angela joined JA in May 2021. You can email Angela at [email protected].


Kira Mlodozeniec, Special Education TeacherKira Mlodozeniec

This is Kira Mlodozeniec's second year as the Special Education Teacher at JA. She has a BA in Political Science, a Paralegal Degree and a Teaching License. Her family consists of her husband, two dogs and 2 cats. For fun, when she is not in school, she likes to travel around the US and around the world. You can reach Kira by email at [email protected].


Nicole St. Clair

Nicole St.Clair, ELA Interventionist

Nicole has worked in education for 7 years and as a JA alumni, Nicole is honored to be back in the Jaguar family! Nicole graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (Go Bears!) with an education degree and an emphasis in reading. She went on to earn a Masters of Science in Human and Family Development at Arizona State University. Nicole loves all things sports and will be coaching the junior high girl’s volleyball and basketball teams. In her free time you can find Nicole playing sand volleyball, paddle boarding, adventuring in the mountains, or cuddled up on the couch watching movies with her husband, daughter, and kitten! You can reach Nicole by emailing [email protected].

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