Meet the Staff

Program Manager
Hollie Blanchard
Hollie Blanchard
(303) 514.7202 
Hollie.Blanchard@dcsdk12.org
Hollie Blanchard has been working in public schools since she was 19 years old. She worked BASE for 5 years, while she was getting her bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She taught kindergarten for 4 years (2 in Lamar, CO and 2 in DCSD), and was an Asst. Director for a BASE program in DCSD for 2 years. Hollie enjoys the atmosphere of public schools and loves working with families to ensure the safety of the kiddos attending BASE. 



Asst. Program Manager

Katie Rietsch
Katie.Rietsch@dcsdk12.org
This is Katie's first year of working in the school district and she could not be more excited! She has been working with kids in a child care setting since 2011. She was a teacher assistant for 4 years and became group lead qualified and was the lead teacher for 3 years. She loves being with her family on the weekends and being outside! She is happy to be apart of the BASE program and being a part of the school district!



Sub Program Leader
Erika West 
Erika is a student at Brigham Young University in Idaho, she has worked with the Sage Canyon BASE program since the summer of 2017. She works full days during the breaks for BASE.

Sub Program Leader
Maggie Braccia
Maggie is a student at Colorado Mesa University, she has worked with the Sage Canyon BASE program since the winter of 2015. She works full days during the breaks for BASE.

Sub Program Leader
Brianna Kirkpatrick
Brianna has worked with the Sage Canyon BASE program since the winter of 2015. She works both BeforeCare and AfterCare for BASE, as well as during full days.

Sub Program Leader
Lance Schoenwald
Lance is the PE teacher at Sage Canyon Elementary.  He works BeforeCare and AfterCare for BASE and has been with BASE since February 2018. 

Sub Program Aide
Vanessa Powers
Vanessa has been with BASE since the Fall of 2016.  She works BeforeCare and occasionally AfterCare.  She is also the Health Room Asst. and Librarian Asst. for Sage Canyon.  
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