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Robbie Bernardin Jr.

Principal / Head of School

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My name is Robbie Bernardin, the proud principal here at Wellspring Catholic Academy. Kurt Hahn, a maverick educator and the founder of Outward Bound (the parent organization of EL), once said “There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.” As an educator, I believe deeply that within each of us – kids, parents, teachers, everyone – God has placed an extraordinary set of gifts, and with the proper support, cultivation, and challenge, we can develop these gifts and share them greatly to help build a better world! In the long term, that is what Catholic education is all about – partnering with parents to form their children into the active, empowered disciples, artists, writers, scientists, historians, mathematicians, and change-agents our world so greatly needs.

Before joining Wellspring, I graduated from the University of Notre Dame, then served for 2 years as a teacher through the Notre Dame ACE Teaching Fellows Program earning my Masters. I spent the next 8 years as a middle school math and science teacher, instructional coach, development director, and asst. principal at Annunciation Catholic EL School in Denver, as well as an adjunct professor of education at Regis University, on the side. But outside of school, I’m a backyard gardener, dedicated science nerd, avid runner and golfer, craft cocktail enthusiast, and proud husband and father.

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Alely Holguin

School Secretary

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Hi, my name is Alely Holguin! I am originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, and I have been living here in Denver for the last 17 years. I am married with 2 amazing children, Yaniz who is 9 and Liam who is 5. Before joining the crew here at Wellspring, I worked for 3 years as a preschool para-professional at Academia Anna Marie Sandoval, a bilingual Montessori school. In college, I studied nursing, but I most enjoy working with children and being involved in my community.

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303.237.0401  Ext. 004

Karina Campa

ECE Educator | Preschool Director

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My name is Karina Campa, and I am the Preschool Director and Lead Teacher at Wellspring Catholic Academy. As an early childhood educator, I aspire not only to help children learn fundamental skills, but also to get them excited to explore the world and learn new things through interactive activities. To ensure the emotional, social, cognitive, physical, and spiritual development of each child, I designer learning experiences that cultivate creativity, encourage innovative thinking, celebrate perseverance, honor success & failure, turn frustration into learning opportunities, awaken social responsibility, model fairness and justice, all within the safety of loving, trusting relationships. With every child I teach, my hope is to develop in them a life long love for learning.

I a grew up speaking Spanish at home and learning English at school, so I know well what many bilingual kids go through as they acquire linguistic skills in 2 languages. My ability to speak and learn in both languages is an incredible asset and skill, and I cherish this gift in many of the students I teach. I am also a proud mother of two sons and a Colorado sports fan!

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Caroline Silva

ECE Educator | Preschool Lead Teacher

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Hello! My name is Caroline Silva, and I am so excited to be joining the Wellspring Crew as the Lead Teacher in the second Preschool/Prek classroom we are opening this fall, 2020. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Family Studies and Human Development, and I moved to Denver about a year ago. I absolutely love working with kids and that is why I decided to become a teacher! I enjoy making connections with my students and teaching them skills that will help them beyond the classroom. As you can tell from the picture, I love my culture and where I come from. I am a proud first-generation graduate, and I love embracing who I am! My family in Arizona & Mexico are my biggest supporters. When I’m not studying or writing a lesson plan, you can find me shopping, hiking, or at the gym. I also love food, and I am always in the kitchen trying new recipes from my mom or things I find online. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Education, and I am so excited to meet all of you! Thank you for inviting me into this community. If you ever need anything, just know that my door is open!

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303.237.0401  Ext. 010

Ellen Kail

Primary Educator | Kinder & 1st

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My name is Ellen Kail, and I teach our combined Kindergarten/1st grade class at Wellspring Catholic Academy. I have been a teacher for over 20 years, teaching in EL schools for the past 6. As a teacher, I love EL because it empowers me to bring best teaching practices into the classroom such that each child becomes an active participant in and leader of their own learning – at the end of the year, students leave my classroom excited about learning and loving Jesus! My love of teaching is evident when you step into my classroom, where I ensure that every child feels welcomed, encouraged, challenged, understood, and loved. My goal is for each child to

I am a proud mother of three, and I believe my role as mother and teacher is a calling and gift from God. I have always striven to be the type of teacher that I would want my own children to have. Before joining the Wellspring crew, I taught in Catholic schools in New Orleans, Connecticut, Denver, and Queens, NewYork – my hometown. I am so excited to be a part of the Wellspring Catholic Academy & St. Bernadette Parish community!

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Keren Wallace

Elementary Educator | 2nd & 3rd

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Hi, my name is Keren Aspen Wallace, and I am very excited to be joining Wellspring Catholic Academy for 2020-2021 as the 2nd/3rd teacher! I am originally from the Dominican Republic and moved to Colorado in 2016. I grew up attending an EL (Expeditionary Learning) school in the DR that was started by my mom, so expeditionary learning runs deep in my family! I graduated from Western Colorado University in 2019 where I competed on their mountain bike and road cycling team, then did my teaching fellowship through Teach for America at Rocky Mountain Prep. I am an avid mountain biker, road biker, runner, and backcountry explorer who is always looking for a way to play outside, and I love sharing this passion for the outdoors with kids! I am looking forward to an amazing year at Wellspring and feel so blessed to be a part of this incredible community!

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Molly Newcomb

Elementary Educator | 4th & 5th

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Hi, I’m Molly Newcomb, the 4th/5th teacher! As an educator, I’m passionate about EL Education because it allows me to design real learning experiences for students through authentic community connections, service, and getting students outside into the beauty of God’s creation. I work hard to instill a sense of belonging & build a strong classroom culture through CREW, and through patience, love, & acceptance, it is my deep hope that every child will leave my classroom excited to be an active participant in our world! Before joining Wellspring, I spent 6 years as the 4th-grade teacher at Annunciation Catholic EL School in Denver. Outside of school, I love to spend time with my family & friends… especially my Granny. I enjoy going for runs & hiking, reading a good book, and browsing through record stores.

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Adam Ramirez

Arts Educator | Music & Visual Arts

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Hey! My name is Adam Ramirez, and I thrilled to join the Wellspring Crew as the Visual Arts & Music Teacher this fall. I am a native of Denver, Colorado. I attended Regis Jesuit High School and studied music at the University of Colorado – Denver. I have focused my life on sharing my passions for music, art and dance. I taught music and visual art at Escuela De Guadalupe (Bilingual Catholic School) from 2014 – 2019, always focused on guiding young people towards self-reliance, self-expression, and self-discovery. I recently returned from a year of global travels, finishing in Southeast Asia where I was backpacking for 4 months. I love the fine arts, yoga, sports, tacos, banh mis, and camping in my van in the Rocky Mountains. Excited to jump in at Wellspring!

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Lida Bazan

ECE Educator | Preschool Aide

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Vanessa Theroux

ECE Educator | Preschool Aide

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