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Following is a listing of Colorado districts/BOCES that have trained BrainSTEPS CO teams. Students in these districts, who continue to have educational impact following acquired brain injury, should be referred to the BrainSTEPS CO team via the online referral at If you have specific questions regarding services for students with brain injury in a particular district, please contact that district’s BrainSTEPS CO team leader listed below.

BrainSteps CO Program Coordinators

Janet Tyler, Ph.D., CBIST


Heather Hotchkiss, MSW


BrainSTEPS CO Team

Academy 20 School District

Team Leader: Kristianne Goff

Referral Email:

Adams 12

Team Leader: Rebecca Eldridge

Referral Email:

Aurora Public Schools

Team Leaders: Tammy Hutchison 

Referral Email: 

Boulder Valley School District

Team Leaders: Kathleen Fatica & Jennifer Sleeper

Referral Email: &

Centennial BOCES

Serving Morgan Re‐2J Brush, Morgan Re 20J Weldon Valley, Morgan Re‐50 Wiggins School District, Weld Re‐1 Gilcrest, Weld Re‐2 Eaton, Weld Re‐7 Platte Valley (Kersey), Weld Re‐9 Ault‐Highland, Weld Re‐10 Briggsdale, Weld Re‐11 Prairie, and Weld Re‐12 Pawnee (Grover)

Team Leader: Nicole Miller

Referral Email:

Cherry Creek School District

Team Leaders: Susan Effler  & Paige Lujan

Referral Email: &

Colorado River BOCES

Serving Garfield Re‐1 Roaring Fork, Garfield Re‐2 Rifle, and Garfield 16 Grand Valley

Team Leader: Denise Rahe

Referral Email:

Denver Public Schools

Team Leader: Teresa Gillespie & Kristi McCollum

Referral Email: &

Douglas County School District

Team Leaders: Dr. Stephanie Crawford & Chris Mathewson

Referral Email: &

East Central BOCES

Serving Adams 29J Bennett, Adams 31J Strasburg, Arapahoe 26J Deer Trail, Arapahoe 32J Byers, Cheyenne R‐1 Kit Carson, Cheyenne RE‐5, Elbert C‐2, Kiowa, Elbert 300 Agate Kit, Carson C‐20 Arriba/Flagler, Kit Carson R‐23, Hi‐Plains, Kit Carson R‐4, Stratton, Kit Carson R‐5 Bethune, Kit Carson RE‐6J Burlington, Lincoln C113 Genoa‐Hugo, Lincoln Re 4J Limon, Lincoln Re 23 Karval, Washington R‐2 Arickaree, Washington R‐104 Woodlin, Idalia RJ‐3 Idalia, and Liberty J‐4 Liberty

Team Leaders: Rachel Franck & Beth O’Brien

Referral Email:

Fort Morgan RE‐3

Team Leaders: Lisa Megal & Kjelse Curtis

Referral Email: &

Fountain‐Fort Carson School District 8

Team Leader: Shanda Vaira

Referral Email:

Harrison 2 School District

Team Leaders: Tory Fox & Meg Linn

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JeffCo Public Schools

Team Leaders: Jody Dickerson, Lynea Pearson & Toni Grishman

Referral Email:, &

Mesa County Valley School District 51

Team Leaders: Brielle Etcheverry & Thomas McCause

Referral Email: &

Moffat County School District

Team Leaders: Teresa Laster & Myranda Lyons

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Montrose County School District

Team Leaders: Angela Mirecki & Amy Shelly

Referral Email: &

Poudre School District

Team Leader: Donna Detmar‐Hanna

Referral Email:

Pueblo County District 70

Team Leaders: Hilary Munoz & Aaron Crowley

Referral Email: &

San Juan BOCES

Serving Archuleta 50 Jt, Dove Creek Re-2J, Dolores Re-4A, Bayfield 10JT-R, Silverton 1, Montezuma/Cortez RE-1, Ignacio 11 Jt, Mancos Re-6 

Team Leader: Janis Milliet & Raleigh Marmorstein

Referral Email: &

Santa Fe Trail BOCES

Serving Cheraw, East Otero, Las Animas, Rocky Ford, and Swink

Team Leader: Stacy Davis

Referral Email:

School District 27J

Team Leader: Jennifer Mathis & Sara Knippenberg

Referral Email: &

School District 49

Team Leader: Megan Mucciolo

Referral Email:

St. Vrain Valley School District

Team Leader: Emily Scott

Referral Email:

Thompson Schools

Team Leader: Susie Babcock

Referral Email:

Ute Pass BOCES 

Serving, El Paso 14 Manitou Springs, Teller Re‐1 Cripple Creek, and Teller Re‐2 Woodland Park

Team Leader: Joyce Stafford

Referral Email:

Weld RE-4/Windsor

Team Leader: Beth Liesenfeld

Referral Email:

BrainSTEPS is a joint project between the Colorado Brain Injury Program, and the Colorado Department of Education.

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Updated September 9, 2019

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