Content Specialists

Jennifer Lueck – Technology Specialist

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I am excited to introduce Marrama’s Students to the wonders of Technology!!!
 This is my 7th year at Marrama and I love each year just a little more then the last.
I love camping, Softball, My kiddo (he’s a senior at Northfield) and my Australian Shepherds.


Erika Cleven – Library Specialist

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I am the librarian at Marrama for the last 6 years. Before that I was a classroom paraprofessional. I have 3 kids with my husband of 26 years. I graduated from UNC with a double major in Gerontology and Recreation Administration, with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. I enjoy reading, walking my dog Penny, and travelling as much as possible.


Samantha Southwell – Music Specialist

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Hi, I’m Mrs. Terry Southwell (or Mrs. Southwell to make it shorter) and I teach music at Marrama!

A little bit about myself, I am a musician, educator, traveler, new mom, and nerdy person. Instruments are my specialty, yet I still love and appreciate all sorts of music. In 2013 I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with my bachelor’s in both music performance and music education. I perform across the state in various groups, including the Rocky Mountain Brassworks, Colorado Brass, Colorado Wind Ensemble, and others. For 10 years I was part of the Symphonic Anime Orchestra as a performer and conductor where we specialized in video game and anime music. As a Colorado native, I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, trail running, disc golf, and I enjoy traveling with my husband Ian and friends. Now we have our son, Nathan, to include in our adventures!

I am excited to be back in person at Marrama and rockin’ in music class! We will be exploring instruments, singing, dancing, hip hop, sound effects, composing, improvising, and creating music both live and digitally.


Kathleen Gappa – PE Specialist
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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.


Andrhea D. Collins-Erikson (aka Mrs. Roche) – GT/STL

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Hello! I’ve been teaching for the past 15 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 spending time with my family and friends, 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!


Gia Nold – Art Specialist

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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


 

Jericho Stratton – Music Specialist

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Hello, I’m Jericho Stratton and I teach Music. I moved to Colorado 2 years ago with my wife from Oklahoma to pursue a masters degree at the University of Denver. This will be my first year at Marrama and I am so excited to share my knowledge and guide students in the expression of music. My hobbies include music, martial arts, indigenous styles of beading, rock climbing, hiking, fly fishing, and much more. I am excited to be in person, and for the students to have to opportunity to make music with their peers!