Para Professionals

Meet our Para Professionals


Lauren Bloom

Mrs. Bloom is in her third year as a paraprofessional at GRE. This job fills her bucket by being able to help kids grow on a daily basis. She loves the excitement and desire the kids bring every day to learn. She has two children, Will who is going to be in 6th Grade at Summit and Maddy, who is in 3rd Grade at GRE. It is fun for her to be able to work at the school that her children attend. Mrs. Bloom and her family have lived in the Governors Ranch community for 6 years now. She is married to Eric and also has two dogs, Lily and Sadie. In Mrs. Bloom’s spare time, she loves to read, play tennis, ski, hike, camp, go to the beach and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Bloom is looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year!

Lori Elvera
Lori Elvera

Mrs. Elvera is looking forward to beginning her 18th year as a Para at GRE. She primarily works in the copy room, helps supervise lunch/recess and works with students in different grades teaching cursive, typing, and reading intervention. Mrs. Elvera received her bachelor’s degree from Ft. Lewis College - Durango. She is married to Dan and they have one son, Nick who is a former student of GRE/Columbine HS and graduated from CU-Boulder spring of 2020, now working at Lockheed Martin. She loves working with the students at GRE! Her favorite past times include camping, hiking, fishing, and anything with their dogs. During the NFL season you may be able to hear her along with her husband, cheering for their Denver Broncos! Her family "is owned" by several Samoyeds and is actively involved in the canine community; participating in conformation (dog shows), agility, pack hiking, dog sledding, obedience, rally, public education and volunteers for the local and national breed club..

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 Kaycee Farrell

Mrs. Farrell is in her third year as a classroom and playground para at GRE. She has lived in the Littleton area since she married her husband 24 years ago. He is a music teacher and they have five children who all went to GRE. Now, their two sons attend college, and their three daughters are high school and middle school ages. A teacher by trade but home with her children, Mrs. Farrell started out as a parent at GRE (for 15 GREat years), serving as a class and library volunteer. She then becoming a PTA member, board member, and committee chair. When her youngest (now a sixth grader) began as a kindergartener, Mrs. Farrell happily started on as a substitute teacher for GRE. Now she is loving her daily role as a para, and is so thankful for her GRE family and all the wonderful kids she has gotten to know over her years at the school.

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Ronda Frenette

Mrs. Frenette is excited about her fourth year as a Kindergarten Para. She loves the enthusiasm and excitement kindies bring as they begin GRE and is amazed by their growth as the school year progresses. Prior to working at GRE, Mrs. Frenette worked as a Jeffco preschool Special Ed Teacher Assistant for 13 years. Mrs. Frenette received her Bachelors degree from CU-Boulder. She is married to Greg and they have two adult sons: Matt, an Air Traffic Controller, who lives in the Minneapolis area and Chris, lives in Littleton and works as a Civil Engineer. Mrs. Frenette's hobbies include hiking, golfing, watching sports (Go Avs, Go Rockies!) and doing jigsaw puzzles. Her family has been a part of the Governors Ranch Community for 20+ years.


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 Nina George

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Ms. Hill
Ali Hill

In her 5 years at Governor’s Ranch Ms. Hill Davis has served in many capacities. First as a library para, and reading interventionist then a 1st grade para before taking on the role of school assessment coordinator and most recently joining our office team to support enrollment and student and staff technology needs. Ms. Hill Davis has two children, her son Mason attended GRE from kindergarten to fifth grade and is now at Ken Caryl Middle School. Her daughter Ryan Rose is currently in 2nd grade at GRE. Ms. Hill Davis enjoys living and working in the Governor’s Ranch community, making it possible for her to connect with students and families on many levels. When she is not at GRE you can find Ms. Hill Davis at her kids sporting events or enjoying time with extended family.

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Charlotte Miller

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Susie Nelson

Mrs. Nelson is in her fourth year as a Para at GRE. Both of her kids attended GRE and are now a Junior at Columbine High School and Freshman at North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC. Both kids are active Elite Lacrosse players so most of her husband Chris and her free time involves travel to Lacrosse Tournaments around the country. Mrs. Nelson loves to golf any chance she can and snow ski too. Fun fact: Mrs. Nelson lived in Breckenridge for over 20 years before moving to Governor’s Ranch. GRE is Great!


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Carissa Peterson

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Mrs. Saul
Marcy Saul

Mrs. Saul has been a paraprofessional at GRE for 7 years but her favorite time has been the last 4 years with Alex Ryckman in Kindergarten. She absolutely loves working with Alex and the kids bring her so much joy as they are full of enthusiasm beginning their education journey. Her family has lived in the community for 11 years. She has 2 teenage boys that both attended GRE. Originally from CA, she had to adjust to the outdoor lifestyle that her family loves. Their trips involve camping, fishing, horseback riding or, her favorite, the beach! In her spare time she also enjoys sewing and gardening.

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Janna Twedell

Mrs. Twedell has had children at GRE since 2015 and is excited to be joining the amazing GRE team as a Para this year. Her daughter Taelyn is in sixth grade and her boys Teagon and Titus are in fifth and third grade. She is a Colorado native, born in Denver. Her husband Jeremy and her will be celebrating 20 years being married this school year. In her spare time, Mrs. Twedell enjoys making music, sports, volunteering, cooking and eating, wellness, gardening, all things outdoors, and photography.

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