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Karmen Sawicki PhotoKarmen Sawicki - Weld Re-8 Site Coordinator

I joined the Weld Re-8 Schools preschool team in August of 2016.  I started in the district as a Paraprofessional when we were still in Butler and Twombly Elementary Schools.  Once we moved into Little Trappers I started teaching our 3 year old program once I received my teaching license.  I graduated from Marquette University in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science degree, Criminology and Law Studies.  I started taking ECE courses in early 2001 and truly loved working with children.  I received my Director's license and  ran family owned Early Learning centers until 2013.  I live in Fort Lupton with my husband Troy and my son Kameron.  We enjoy watching movies, playing/watching sports and traveling as much as we can.  I love finding new places to explore and try new things.


Stephanie Mehnert Photo Stephanie Mehnert, District MTSS Coordinator, ECE and Assessment


I re-joined Weld Re-8 in 2018 as District MTSS Coordinator.  I previously worked in the district at Butler Elementary as a 3rd grade teacher and Reading Interventionist from 2004-2013.  I then served in St. Vrain Valley School District as a Dean of Students.  I am currently the District Coordinator of MTSS, ECE and Assessment.  I am a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver where I earned my BA in English and Elementary Education.  I also attended CU Denver and earned my MA in Leadership and Administration.  I live in Brighton with my husband Darryl and son Brock.  We keep busy through youth sports with our son, visiting family in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, skiing and snowboarding and other Colorado activities.