Mrs. Merida Fraguada – Principal


Born and grew up in Puerto Rico, the oldest of three siblings. Undergraduate at The University of PR. Graduate school at University of Alaska and University of Colorado. Work as Science teacher, Early childhood teacher, counselor, student advisor (DPS), Nutrition educator University of Alaska, Fairbanks. I have two children( Chris and Michelle). I had been at Marrama for 14 years as an AP/ Principal. I have a dog that I adore( Rascco Troy). I love to travel, hike and spend time with friends and family.


Janet Matthews – Assistant Principal

I am a native of Colorado. I am the third girl of four. I am a proud Denver Public School alumni! I attended University of Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State University where I received my BA in Elementary Education. I received my MA from Lesley University and my Administration Certification from the University of Denver. I feel honored to be able to give back to the students in the Denver Public Schools. I have been a part of the Marrama Mustang Herd for 25 years. During that time I have worked in many capacities. I taught 5th grade, 1st grade, 2nd grade and Art. I also have served as an Instructional Coach, Literacy Facilitator, Administrative Assistant and presently as the Assistant Principal. I live in Green Valley. This is my community that I love! I love the students and families at Marrama because they represent the community in which I’m apart of. I want us to be the best of the best because truly here at Marrama we are a Mile Above the Rest!

Dr. LaZedrick “Zed” Jemison

Dr. LaZedrick “Zed” Jemison is originally from Talladega, Alabama. He moved to Denver from Atlanta, Georgia after being recruited by Denver Public Schools. His prior experiences have led several schools towards accomplishing the goal of narrowing the achievement gap. As an elementary instructional coach, Zed implemented strong instructional strategies while working with teachers to effectively initiate best practices towards gaining significantly higher scores on state assessments. Zed has earned a dual Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Alabama A&M University, Masters in Education Administration and Policy from Howard University, and a Doctorate of Education from Argosy University. He has also completed his Post-Doctoral studies in Education Policies and Instructional Leadership from Harvard University. Zed has been an elementary and middle school educator for approximately twenty years now serving in multiple capacities. He has a passion for helping all scholars reach their full potential. Zed is extremely excited to be a part of our Marrama Elementary family!


Mr. Joseph Stowe – SAL

Hi, My name is Joe Stowe the S.A.L. here at Marrama Elementary. My career as an educator started right here 23 years ago as the Physical Education teacher. In 2006 I earned my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction along with my Administrative License from the University of Denver. In 2007 I moved from the gym to become the Assistant Principal. I have two children, Thomas and Maggie, my wife Katie and Olive our dog. My favorite activity outside of Marrama is fly fishing! Other hobbies include; playing golf with my family and BBQ (using my multiple smokers for pork shoulders, ribs, brisket and turkey).

Karen Roberts – Secretary

Teresa Luna – Secretary

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