Hi, I’m Jessica. I am a Colorado native, a mom of three, and have a private practice as a mental health therapist. We have been with FACE since 2019, with my oldest going into 2nd grade. This year I will be teaching high school life skills and elementary school Lego challenge. I really look forward to meeting all the new families and seeing our returning friends!
I'm a thrill seeker and I strive to excel in all I do. Growing up, I was an avid student both in homeschool and public school settings. Reading will always be my first love, but Science is a very close second and I can't wait to dig into High School Biology with you guys!
In 2020 I discovered Gameschooling and it has made a huge difference in how I homeschool. My three kiddos have way more fun than we used to, there are less fights, and they are connecting games we play with skills and knowledge they need.
I can't wait to start this new adventure with everybody at FACE. See you in September!!
I graduated in 2016 with an American Sign language Interpreting degree and haven’t looked back since. I have interpreted inside colleges, out in the community, and in the Deaf schools, where I started my career as a substitute Dorm Supervisor in the Deaf dorms, substitute Paraeducator (Teacher Assistant) in the Deaf school, becoming a full time Paraeducator in the Deaf School, and now full time ASL Interpreter / tutor. During my time at the deaf school, I learned so much and was able to just soak up the language and culture. And now I am excited to share this with you. I love having fun; and being able to be creative and adaptive to your skill level is something I
am looking forward to. If you put in your best effort, you will see yourself improve every day!
Mrs. Buck is so excited to be part of FACE this year. She is a mother of 4, Step -mother to 6, and Grandmother to 9. Her first career was teaching preschool for 8 years and being a director for 3. After having her own children, however, she focused her teaching within her church where her skills grew to include children's choir and choreography. She is an avid journal writer and finished her higher education while seeking a graduate degree in organizational change.
Sue married Steve Buck during the Covid pandemic. Both were widowed and fell in love while walking every day at a good social distance. Don't worry, they hug now.
Hi my name is Scott Pedersen and I run the Karate program at F.A.C.E..
I started my own journey in the martial arts during elementary school, with the study of Judo. Since those beginning days, training has taken me as far away as Japan. I have accumulated over 30 years of experience in several different martial arts styles.
In 1993 I got my first opportunity to teach when I began instructing a single group class, once a week, to help my instructor at his school. I took on more and more classes until, in 1999, I became a full time school operator myself, living and breathing the martial arts around 60 hours each week.
I love to teach and strive, always, to deliver quality instruction and depth of material in an understandable way. I care about, and am lucky to personally know, each and every one of my students. Over the years I’ve been honored to have had students travel (on a recurring basis) from as far away as Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Canyon City just to train with me. I’ve worked with and helped a very wide spectrum of people (from professional athlete competitors to people with disabilities and students ranging in ages from three years old to people over eighty-five).
I am a Colorado native and have been married for 28 years. We have 7 children, four of which have now graduated. We started homeschooling when our oldest was in 2nd grade and have been a part of FACE for around 15 years. This will be my first year teaching, although I substituted for some classes last year. I am excited for what's to come this school year!
Hi! I'm Brenda Sanchez and I am co-teaching with Robin Riley - Cooking Around the World and Foundations in Finance. We have been homeschooling for 9 years and a part of FACE for 8 years. Our oldest just graduated from FACE and our youngest is a Junior. I'm excited to be teaching this year for the first time. I have been a substitute in the past and coordinated Bake n Brew for 4 years. We own our own business - a children's consignment sale in Pueblo - which keeps me busy outside of homeschooling and my husband is a manager at Angi.
Amy Wilson is a veteran in the field of election administration. She worked for 23 years in various roles
including training local election officials and election judges, voter education and outreach, legislation,
budgeting, and policy-making. Amy is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota in the
Humphrey School of Public Affairs Certificate of Elections Administration program. She is passionate
about helping young people be involved in the elections process and participate as active citizens.
When she was in high school, Amy was invited to be a “student ambassador” to the Soviet Union, which
set her on a path to study Russian and the history of the countries in the former Soviet Bloc. Amy
received her BA in Political Science and Russian from the University of Utah. She also holds a Masters of
Applied Communication from the University of Denver.
Amy was able to combine her expertise in elections with her love of Eastern Europe by working with the
U.S. State Department and other international organizations to assist emerging democracies with their
elections. Amy supervised a polling place in Kosovo, and observed elections in Belarus, Macedonia,
Russia, Georgia, and Albania.
Amy is the mother of two homeschooled children ages 8 and 11. In her free time she enjoys reading,
hiking around Colorado, playing the piano and organ, and teaching cooking classes.
I have been at FACE for 8 years. We have been on this homeschool journey for 14 years now. I have two sons that have graduated and one daughter going into 11th grade. I love teaching at FACE and this year, I will be teaching 3 new classes: Consumer Math, General Science, and Chemistry/Physics for 4-6th grade. I will also offer online math tutoring for high school students. I am excited about the new year and looking forward to meeting new families.
Hi, my name is Ms. Kenzie and this is my 2nd year at FACE. I'm 38 years young and a single mom, I love art and science and I play the piano. I try to paint or craft whenever I get the chance. I taught preschool for about 12 years and have worked with children from the ages of 1 to 12 years old for almost 16 years. I have a 7 year old son who is my world and 2 dogs that are spoiled like children. I'm super excited for this coming year at FACE! And I can't wait to meet you all.
Hello, my name is Sandi! I’m a mother of four who has a passion for early childhood education and play based learning. Our family has been with FACE since 2017 and this is my first year getting to teach. I’ll be teaching ABC Adventures and Motor Skills Mash-Up. I love helping kids learn and explore while having fun.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Hello, I started competitive cheerleading when I was 14. I very quickly fell in love and was in the gym almost every day! I cheered on my All-Star team until I aged out then cheered on my college competition team until I graduated and moved to Colorado.
I have coached children pretty much all of my life. I have coached many sports/activities but my passion is coaching cheerleading/gymnastics. I started coaching gymnastics at the age of 15 and quickly moved onto coaching competition cheerleading as well.
I love seeing the excitement in each child's face when they accomplish something new or triumph over some skill that previously they could not do. In everything that I coach/teach I always try to find one thing that will make the child's day or stand out when they talk about the class to their parents. So whether it's that they did the best handstand they have even done or that they were super solid in holding their scale, I want them all to leave feeling good about themselves.
Ashley Burns, a Westminster native, holds a BFA in Theatre Design, with an emphasis in Costume Design and a Masters in Arts and Cultural Management. As a theatre major, she was required to take classes in all areas of theatre, not just the art design classes. Since a child, she has always enjoyed playing dress ups, performing, singing, creative writing, drawing, painting and basically anything creative!! She has volunteered as a camp counselor with church and Girl Scouts and has taught theatre to teens through vacation Bible school. She taught for many years as a preschool teacher for Mother of Preschoolers and finds joy in helping children and teens find passion about the arts and Jesus. She has performed in many musicals, plays and sang in choirs, a professional band and worship team. She has worked professionally as a costume designer for a few different theatre companies in the Denver Metro area and even designed for a production in Melbourne, Australia. She loves traveling, culture, people, fashion and dance, just to name a few
My name is Marisa Lebsock. I am the dance instructor for FACE. This will be my second year with FACE and I am very excited to see what the new year brings. I grew up dancing with the City of Thornton and continued my training at multiple studios and in high school on their dance team. I am currently also a dance instructor for the City of Thornton and teach recreational classes as well as 4 hip hop competitive dance teams that have brought home many awards. I am excited to share my passion for dance with FACE this year and can’t wait to teach new students and have a fun school year.
This will be my third year teaching at FACE. I’m very excited to see what kind of ridiculous mischief and stories we create in Revolting Writing and looking forward to walking our teens through an introduction to logic class in the Art of Argument. I’m an Illinois native who moved to Colorado 9 years ago and love exploring this beautiful state with my husband of 17 years and our two children. I have a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and human nutrition from Kansas State University and love to read, garden, cook, photograph nature, and volunteer at my church in my free time.