Gia Nold – Art Specialist
I am excited to start off another year as the art teacher at Marrama Elementary. Making art with students at Marrama is so fun. I love helping them discover, explore, and learn from their creations! Every year, we have plenty opportunities for parents to join us in the art room or in the wonderful art events throughout the year! If you have any questions or just simply feel curious about our art program don’t hesitate to stop by the art room or call me at school. I look forward to another creative year with Marrama students!
Mrs. Nold – Art Teacher
Erika Cleven – Library Specialist
Amanda Brannon – Music Specialist
Hello! My name is Amanda Brannon and this my first year at Marrama Elementary. I am excited to be teaching music, band, orchestra, and choir this year! Be prepared for a fun year as we learn to play the guitar, ukulele, piano, bass guitar, drums, recorder, and many other instruments throughout the year. I believe that music is an essential part of a child’s education. Playing music strengthens the connections between the left and right sides of the brain, literally making you smarter! Students will be performing in many concerts and events this year, and I can’t wait to see families at these events!
Hello, I’m Kathleen Gappa this is my second year with Denver Public Schools and Marrama Elementary. I moved to Colorado from Oklahoma a couple of years ago. This is my 8th year of teaching. I am excited to be teaching physical education. I enjoy hiking, water sports, playing basketball, volleyball and tennis. I also like to garden and spend time with my family and dog. I am married and have 3 children. My oldest daughter in Allison. She lives in Oklahoma and is a sports broadcaster. My daughter Amanda goes to University of Colorado in Denver. She is senior majoring in economics. My son Aaron attends Arvada West High School. He is a junior and plays football and track and field. My dogs name is Hudson. He is a puppy that we adopted this summer.
Mrs. Roche – GT/STL
Hello! I’ve been teaching for the past 13 years, and in this time, I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with students from France, Ireland, Steamboat Springs, and right here in Denver. When I’m not working, I love going to yoga, reading, running, traveling, and relaxing. I look forward to another fun and fantastic year with my fabulous students as we explore the beauty and mysteries of the world!