Jeanne Easton, Elementary SPED (K-1)


My name is Jeanne Easton and I am the special education teacher in kindergarten and first grade. I have a Bachelor’s degree in University Studies with minors in communication and marriage and family from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education from University of Northern Colorado. This is my 5th year at Vanguard Classical School. 

I have lived in Colorado for 25 years, but there is still a small space reserved in my heart for my hometown of Paradise, California. I spent a year and a half living in Italy when I was college age and I am still fluent in Italian. I have four boys, ages 9 to 17, who keep my life complete...and busy! I teach and play the piano and I enjoy doing calligraphy. 

I love working with students on the foundational skills that will support them through a lifetime of learning. Seeing a student realize that they are reading for the first time is something I particularly enjoy! I'm a firm believer in inclusive education and the benefits that model can bring to all learners and I'm pleased to be part of a school that shares that same belief.

Aaron Graff, Elementary SPED (2-3)


Hello everyone! My name is Aaron Graff, and I am the special education teacher for second and third grade here at Vanguard. This is my first year teaching and I couldn't be happier, more excited or thankful to be teaching here! I am a University of Northern Colorado graduate with my degree in special education. My favorite things include: spending time with family/friends, superheroes (favorite is Spider-Man), learning new things, being outside, listening to music and to draw. My favorite band EVER is Coldplay. Anyway, I'm grateful to be here! 

Nikki Robertson, Elementary SPED (4-5)


My name is Nikki Robertson, and I am the special education teacher for the 4th and 5th grade. I graduated from CSU with a BA in theatre and Asian studies. For my masters, I did a 180 and graduated with a license in special education. This will be my 3rd year teaching here at Vanguard. Before I started my career I worked in Japan for three years teaching English and learned Japanese along the way. I am also one of the few Colorado natives left and grew up in Fort Collins. When I am not working, I enjoy dancing, figure skating, and live theatre. In fact, I just started a breakdancing class!

Lisa DaVila, Secondary SPED (6-8)

Leveta Fisher, Secondary SPED (9-12)

After eight years of teaching in public schools I have arrived at Vanguard.  I earned a BA in Teacher Education from Olivet College with endorsements for Visual Arts and Psychology followed by a MS in Special Education Teaching with Specialization (Learning Disabilities) from Capella University.   

My teaching experiences are:  
-Three years Bridges Behavior Special Program Teacher/Case Manager
-One year grades 6-8 Inclusion ELA and Reading Intervention (Language LIVE!) Teacher
-Two years Elementary Education, grades 1-3, IB World School/ Dual Language
-Three years Integrated Preschool Teacher, Case Manager and Child Care Center Director, Early Childhood Special Education

I feel honored to have have served three years with the AmeriCorps Program, including one as a VISTA .  All three years were spent in schools, K-12, developing county wide literacy programs as well as working with high school students at poverty level, creating community based programs for their academic, cultural and economic growth.  My range of experiences include large urban, small rural and schools inclusive of the Navajo Reservation.

Corey Ongay, SLPA

Hello, my name is Ms. Corey. I have been a speech therapist for almost four years now. I am originally from South Florida and moved to Colorado about three years ago. I have a husband and 3 doggies who I love more than anything! We love to go camping in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. This will be my third year as a speech therapist at Vanguard and I love my team and students! Helping these kids and watching them grow over the years has been an amazing experience. I can't wait to see what the future holds for our kiddos!
Happy School Year!

Robin Toms, OT