MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS
Mrs. Heather VanSchaickHeather Van Schaick spent most of her life in the California area. She and her husband met in high school. They married and now have two sons – one graduated from Caprock in 2017 and the other is currently attending the high school. Mrs. Van Schaick has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Biola University. She enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Amanda CalvertMrs. Calvert grew up in Bayfield, Colorado. Although growing up in a small town has its perks Mrs. Calvet wanted to get away from Bayfield when she graduated. She settled on attending Mesa State College in the “big city” of Grand Junction with the intent of becoming a history teacher. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University (MSC) in 2012 and began her career as a teacher.
Miss Minnie NielsenMinnie Nielsen spent most of her growing up in Rangely, Colorado. She attended Colorado Mesa University where she received her Bachelors in English Education with a minor in Vocal Music Performance. During her time at CMU, she fell in love with Grand Junction and decided to make it her new home. She began teaching 7th grade at Caprock Academy in 2017. “The community that Caprock has created is a uniquely supportive and welcoming one. I’m so excited to be part of it!