First Grade
Second Grade
Ms. Cassandra Piper
Mrs. Amy Starnes
Mrs. Megan Barnard
I was born in California ,but my family moved to Colorado when I was 6 weeks old. Therefore, I claim to be a Colorado girl. I love the outdoors and enjoy spending time with my family. I have a daughter 14, son 7, and son 6. They keep me busy to say the least. My greatest accomplishments are being a fantastically fun mom and fulfilling my dream of becoming a teacher. I feel so blessed to come to work every day and be near my own children , but even better be doing something I completely love
Mrs. Erin Wardell
Mrs. Kyrey Yanez
My name is Kyrey Yanez and I teach 1st grade at Caprock Academy. I grew up in a small town in Eastern Oregon and have spent time in other parts of Oregon as well. I moved to Colorado two years ago to come and teach at Caprock Academy. I have loved starting my teaching career here where we focus on developing character and academic rigor.
Miss Samantha Bisnoff
Hello I am Miss Samantha Bisnoff and I am a first grade teacher at Caprock Academy. I grew up on Long Island in New York State. I have my Bachelor’s Degree from Elmira College in Elmira, NY and Masters Coursework from The Esteves School of Education at the Sage Colleges in Troy, NY. I moved to Colorado in the winter of 2017 and wat to learn how to snowboard. I love animals, horseback riding, baking, and decorating.
Mrs. Susan Palle
Mrs. Maddie McBride
Hello! I am a new 2nd Grade Teacher at Caprock Academy. I have grown up in Grand Junction, CO and continue to love everything about our beautiful valley. I received my degree in Music Education K-12 from Colorado Mesa University in December of 2015 and am a licensed educator in Colorado. I am also working on obtaining my Elementary Endorsement in order to increase my knowledge in Education. I am proud to be a part of the Caprock family and look forward to this year!
Mrs. Sydney Swaim
A Colorado native, Sydney Swaim enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, and camping. Mrs. Swaim has a bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University in Apparel Design. She also has a master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Philadelphia College of Bible. Mrs. Swaim spent nine years in China with her family. She helps with children at her church. She enjoys scrapbooking. She has a passion for teaching using creative, active, and interactive methods
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