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Meet our Open Door ESL and HSE Staff

BarbaraBarbara Ulrich, M. Ed.
Open Door ESL Program Director

Masters: Colorado State University
Bachelors: San Diego State University

Teaching Experience: 25+ years
(Also taught 4 years at Japanese Military Academy)

Favorite Verse: Isaiah 40:31


Ana Nieto
HSE Co-Coordinator

AS: Front Range Community College

Rachel Bauer
Database Manager
ESL Instructor

Masters: C U Boulder

Bachelors: Liberty University

Favorite Verse: Psalm 86:11

Jodi Benson
Open Door ESL Instructor

Masters: Linguistics and TESOL, San Jose State University
Bachelors: Yale University

Favorite Verse: Psalm 139

Monica Berdiales
HSE Language Arts Instructor

Masters:  Social, Multicultural & Bilingual Foundation of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
Bachelors: Metropolitan State University

Teaching Experience 18 years – Elementary, Bilingual Education and Spanish Language.

Favorite Bible verse: 2 Corinthians: 4:7

Ys Botello
Open Door HSE Instructor (Mathematics)



Janette Rivera Gonzalez

HSE Instructor (Reading)


Juan Hernandez

HSE Instructor (Science)

Joanna Hanlon
Open Door ESL Instructor

Bachelors: TESOL, Moody Bible Institute

Favorite Verse: Psalm 73:25-26

Ana Harrison
Open Door HSE Instructor (Social Studies)

Bachelors: Tourism and Hotels Administration at Universidad Intercontinental, México City

Years of teaching experience: 4


Genaro Laynes
Open Door, HSE Instructor (Science)

Surgical Oncologist MD , Universidad Federico Villarreal, (Lima Peru)
Registered Nurse BSN University of Colorado Denver

Years of teaching experience: 4

Favorite verse: Psalm 1:1-3

Susan Ramge
Open Door, ESL Instructor

MEPM Denver University

Favorite verse: Matthew 6:21

Ruth Skaggs
Open Door ESL Instructor

BS, Colorado State University

Favorite Verse: Psalm 103

Yessy Cortes
Open Door HSE Social Studies Instructor

Assoiate of Arts Degree, Front Range Community College

Martha DeLaCruz
Open Door HSE Science Instrucor

Andrew Weakland
Open Door ESL Instructor

TESL Certificate, Front Range Community College

Favorite verse: I Corinthians 4:20