Vivian Preschool Team and Support Staff

2019 - 2020

We have an amazing teaching team here at Vivian. We want to make sure all the parents have our contact information and understand how we all support preschool at Vivian. 

Dr. Erica McConnell -  School Psychologist                      Email:  Voicemail: (303)982-1715                            My name is Erica McConnell. I earned my doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2012. This is my ninth year as a school psychologist but my fourth year in Jeffco. This is my first year at Vivian and I’m excited to get to know all of our students, staff, and families. In the short time I’ve been at Vivian, I’ve observed the dedication and warmth our teachers show every student, not just their own student but throughout the school. For that, I am thankful I get to be part of this community. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family (consisting of my husband, our son, three cats, and our dog), watching sports, reading, taking more college classes, and socializing with friends in general. 




Danielle Oddone (Dani) - Speech Language Patholgoist  Email: Voicemail: 303-982-7800

My name is Danielle Oddone (Dani) and I am the speech-language pathologist at Vivan Elementary School. I earned my master’s degree from the University of Utah in 2014. This is my 5th year as a speech-language pathologist and my first year at Jeffco. I am very happy to be here! I just moved to Colorado last December from Washington state. I enjoy playing the guitar and traveling. I am at Vivian Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please reach out to me through email or leave me a voicemail with any questions or concerns. I am always happy to help! I look forward to meeting you.



Tammy Figueroa Trujillo, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist



Hello, my name is Miss Tammy! I am a speech-language therapist at Vivian Elementary School serving preschool through 5th grade this year.  I have been serving students with Jefferson County School District for 16 years, working mostly with preschool age students in an integrated preschool setting, as well as a Deaf and Hard of Hearing center based program for the last 10 years. Prior to Jeffco, I worked for private practices in Wilson, NC and Boulder, CO serving all ages.  I am here to provide services for students with speech and/or language disorders, and to help them grow in the areas of receptive language, expressive language, and speech in order for them to be successful communicators with peers and teachers the school setting. I am also a mother of 3, and family is very important to me. I am happy to be able to work with your family as well, so please let me know how I can be of help if you have any speech-language concerns this school year.    


Donna McCarthy - Early Childhood Special Educator

Email: Voicemail: 303-982-3075


Hello, my name is Donna McCarthy. I am an Early Childhood Special Educator who will be serving students at Vivian Preschool this year. I initially began my career working as an elementary classroom teacher but found that my passion was working with children who were challenged in their learning. While I have been teaching for over 16 years in many different capacities, this is my fourth year working for Jefferson County School District. I am excited to meet both you and your child. It is my goal to ensure a successful year for your child by providing support in pre-reading, math, pre- writing and social skills. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.


Heidi Brown - Early Childhood Teacher

Email: Voicemail: 303-982-7793

I am thrilled to be here for my first year at Vivian. This is my fourth year with Jeffco district and third year as a preschool teacher. I completed my education at Colorado University of Denver where I received my bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Relations (HDFR).  After studying Early Childhood Education at Red Rocks Community College, I became interested in understanding more about the support system around the child. The collaboration of ECE classes and HDFR provided tools and language to understand the whole child. Some places that I saw those skills demonstrated were over the past eight years in assistant positions, teaching positions, and internships. My reason for where I am today is because of my family and three kids. When I am not teaching your children then you can usually find me with my own playing and exploring outside. Every child deserves a strong foundation to a successful education.


                                        Shania Harris - Early Childhood Instructional Partner Email:  This is my fifth year teaching preschool. I have been with Jeffco since February of 2018. I currently have my CDA and am pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. My favorite part about teaching is what I call the “AH-HA moment”. The "AH-HA moment" is when a child has been working on something and finally gets it! The look on their face during this time is so rewarding!

                                  Katy Grieble - Teacher of the Deaf Email:  Voicemail: 303-982-5892                              My name is Katy Grieble.  I have been a Teacher of the Deaf for 13 years and have worked in schools across the country, from Baltimore to San Francisco!  I have taught students from age 3 through 18 and found my passion in the younger ages. I have seen this program here at Vivian go through many changes and have seen many students graduating into Kindergarten and love hearing how they are doing now!  My primary focus this year is helping our students with hearing loss be able to join their friends in play time with as much language, in sign language or spoken English, as possible. My favorite thing is to see and hear your child's laughter each morning 😊 Please let me know what questions you have for me! 


Ashley Muniz - Teacher of the Deaf Email:     Voicemail: 303-982-7771                    Hello, My name is Ashley Muniz. I have been a teacher of the deaf in Colorado since 2011. I have enjoyed working in many different schools. I have a passion for working in preschool when children can make impressive gains to meet their goals. This is my first full year working at Vivian. I am still learning about Jeffco and settling in to my role at Vivian. I help deaf and hard of hearing students in the morning integrate into general education. I also work on auditory skill development so they can access the curriculum. In the afternoon we work on direct skills, and follow the curriculum Foundations which helps to build our pre-literacy, phonological awareness and vocabulary skills that will get us ready for kindergarten reading. I have loved getting to know all your children, and I am very excited about this school year! Email or call me anytime if you have questions.


Vivian School Contacts

2019 - 2020

Office: 303-982-7670


10500 W 25th Ave. Lakewood CO 80215

Principal: Michael Zweifel

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