Meet Our Online Instructors

Tess Callard

tess_collardIn the Cherry Creek School District, Tess has taught 7th and 8th grade earth science, chemistry, physics, and biology classes, and also teaches Pre-Advanced Placement Science to 8th grade advanced learners seeking to take AP classes in the future. Her undergraduate degree is in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from Colgate University and her graduate degree is in Math, Science, and Technology Education from St. John Fisher College.

Tess offers classes that focus on literacy strategies, anchor activities, graphic organizers, writing poetry, teaching to advanced and gifted learners, teaching tolerance, and poetry writing in the classroom.

Call 585-734-8064 for more information on Tess’s courses.

Dianne Craft

dianne_craftDianne is a nationally recognized authority in the treatment of special needs children. She brings a unique combination of intelligence, intuition, and exhaustive professional research to the challenges special needs children face. She has taken her outstanding traditional contact format courses and re-designed them for independent learning purposes. Learn through excellent instructional videos; receive additional written support materials; benefit from her reliable monitoring of your instructional progress. Instructional materials are provided and included in tuition fees.

Contact Dianne at 303-437-4014 or send her an email to learn more about her courses and receive information about procedures for registration, payment, and transcript requests.

Sheryl Hutchings

sheryl_hutchingsSheryl is a life long teacher who spent the majority of her teaching career exploring ways to implement and integrate technology in the classroom. She has been teaching technology-based classes for CCS since the 1990’s, and following retirement from the Cherry Creek School District in 2001, she has dedicated herself to finding ways to help teachers use technology in their classrooms. The holder of a BA in English Education and an MA in Education from Colorado University, plus over 70 graduate hours in technology-related classes, she brings 30 years of classroom teaching experience to the CCS courses she offers.

You can contact Sheryl at 303-204-4682 or send her an email for more information about any of her class offerings.

Kristen Kennedy

kristen_kennedyKristen graduated in 1996 with a BS degree in education from Kansas State University. During her first seven years of teaching, she taught social studies at a junior high school in Kansas City, Kansas.

She received her masters in 2007 through Lesley University in teaching through the Arts. She teaches middle school social studies for the Cherry Creek School District. She also teaches 7th grade Pre-AP social studies classes for advanced learners seeking to take AP classes in the future.

Call 720-982-8712 for more information on Kristen’s courses.

Kay McNeill

kay_mcneillKay has been a music/drama teacher for grades K-6 in Colorado Springs School District #11 since 1975. She owns her own training company, Education Resources, and has taught teachers nationwide for several universities, including Lesley U., Chapman U., the Univ. of Phoenix, Cal State U Hayward. She has staged many theatrical productions for both schools and local communities and has been cited in Who’s Who in American Education. Upon joining CCS in 1989, she brought her creative talents in music, drama, and dance to her course offerings. Her creative energy is infectious. You will complete one of her classes feeling more excited and energized about teaching than when you enrolled.

To request a packet of registration materials, contact Kay at 719-762-4778 or send her an email.

Jane Roane

jane_roaneJane is a certified Life Coach, former Family and Consumer Science teacher, workshop leader, and motivational speaker. Her areas of expertise include goal setting, personal organizing, humor, wellness, and the pursuit of happiness.

She has taught for CCS for over 20 years and currently teaches classes in life coaching skills, celebration in the classroom, and recapturing your teaching mojo.

For more information about Jane’s classes, contact her at 303-888-7155 or send her an email.

Jay Wissot and Alyn Park

wissot_and_parkJay is a life long educator and a principal partner of Colorado Consulting Services. Contact Jay at 303-393-1622 or send him an email to order course packets and receive directions for registration, payment, and transcript requests. Refer to the various course materials for different credit hour options.

Alyn, a lifelong educator and a the other principal partner of CCS, is married to Jay Wissot, but has asked that that not be held against her. She is a registered dietician and stalwart researcher in the field of brain compatible teaching. Contact Alyn by email or telephone 303-393-1622 to order course packets and directions for registration, payment, and transcript requests. Refer to the various course materials for different credit hour options.

Andre Shaw

Snapshot 2013-12-02 07-03-09-2Andre taught for the Denver Public Schools for many years. He taught Physical Education
at the elementary school level; Social Studies at the middle school level; and was a
Social Studies/Administrative Assistant at the high school level. He is a graduate of
the University of Northern Colorado [ B.A. in 1977; M.A. in Education in 1986 ]. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado’s Urban Education Program in Denver where he teaches Multiculturalism.
Andre can be contacted by phone at 303-321-5811 or you can send him an email.