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Luke Siebert, Executive Director

Hello, my name is Luke Siebert, I’m the Executive Director at Vista Charter School, welcome to our website! I’m very excited to be a part of such a wonderful educational environment. Throughout my career, I have provided leadership, direction, and support for Career and Technical Education programs, both at a statewide and regional level.

During my eleven years of classroom teaching experience, I had the privilege of teaching CTE- related courses at the secondary level in 7-12 grades. My expertise in developing CTE programming, a curiosity in implementing Competency Based Education, and a love of student learning led me to accolades, including the Herb Kohl Educational Fellowship and Wisconsin’s State High School Teacher of the Year.

Personal mentors during my teaching years strongly encouraged me to seek educational leadership positions. After teaching welding and fabrication technology in a post-secondary environment, I found my calling as CTE Director for the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District. I worked with DSISD for seven years prior to starting my own company, CTE Consultants LLC, where I have been consulting with DSISD as CTE Director of Region 02 and CEPD 05. As a result of my work, I became a state-recognized Director of Career and Technology Education.

During my time as CTE Director for the DSISD, we increased student enrollment by 100% at the career center through partnerships with Michigan Works, NMU, Bay College, LEA’s, and local businesses. Working with the department of the Office of Career and Technical Education, we were able to establish several Early Middle College programs. I also recently contracted with MDE at the state level as a consultant for Early Middle Colleges, providing research-based reports on EMC funding mechanisms throughout the country.

In addition to my professional experience, I received my Master of Education degree with a focus on Administration and Supervision, I hold a license in Administration and Supervision of Secondary Education at MDE, and I also carry a lifetime teaching certificate in Technology Education.

I’m continually impressed with the vision and professional expertise of our folks here at Vista Charter School. I think you’ll find that our ideas in working with our students create a wonderful atmosphere that promotes respect and integrity among our students. Vista is full of opportunities and I encourage anyone interested in sending their student here to come visit to see what we’re all about!

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Robi Wells, Principal & Special Education Case Manager

I’m Robi Wells, I have been in education in many facets for 26 years. This is my 1st year at Vista as Principal and Special Education Case Manager. I moved over here just over a year ago for the Front Range where I taught for 18 years. When not working, I enjoy spending time outside, gardening, fishing and spending time with my husband and dogs. I look forward to a wonderful year!

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Miss Rachel, Executive Secretary

I have been in education for 10 years. I have worked with teens in many capacities. I am a strong advocate for mental health awareness. I have an in-depth perspective and much experience in navigating mental health and wellness. I feel this experience will help students, staff, and families along the way. I love the area and cannot get enough of camping, fishing, swimming, kayaking etc. I’m grateful to be living in such a great community!
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Kim Nichols, Para Engagement Coordinator

I have been at Vista Charter School for 14 years. I am a true Montrose Native and have a passion for seeing youth succeed in our community. I love working with our young adults and being able to help them accomplish the goal of graduation. Everyday is a new learning experience, not only for the students but also for me. All the students at Vista become part of my extended family. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending family time with my now adult Kids and grandsons.

María Pacheco, Custodian

Someone told me it was a good workplace for me, and that’s what brought me to Vista. I am passionate about walking our mountains. I like working at Vista because they let me work at my own pace and all the teachers treat me with respect and equality.

Ms. Fields, Social Studies & English Teacher

Ms. Fields, Social Studies & English Teacher

I teach Social Studies, English and Project Based Learning & Portfolios. I have been teaching in alternative settings for 25 plus years and I wanted to bring my experience to Vista and build a stronger learning environment for Vista students.

I love reading, research, hockey, camping and hiking when I’m not at school.

My favorite thing about teaching at Vista is helping my students find success.

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Miss Ali, Social Emotional Learning, Responsive Counseling, & Mental Health Coordination

I have wanted to work with youth in the field of mental health for as long as I can remember. I was fortunate to find Vista Charter School when I completed my Master’s Degree!

I love to read, hike, and play softball! I am passionate about being outside and enjoying nature!

My favorite part about working at Vista is the students. All of them hold such a special place in my heart. I love the family feel of the Vista community.

Ms. Karina, Para Professional

Ms. Karina, Para Professional

I came to Vista because it was a great new opportunity to work better hours than my prior job. I also enjoy working around teenagers.

I love hiking and camping.

I enjoy all of my coworkers and, of course, the students. I like that everyday is different and we just never know what’s next.

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Dr. Mallory Shaffer, Guidance Counselor/CAP Teacher

I have been working in education for over 10 years. I started my educational journey in Alternative Education in Arizona for 6 years where I then moved to Alaska for a year where I worked on finishing my doctoral degree and finally landed in Montrose. I taught at Northside for the past 4 years and loved every minute of working with the kids and growing as a leader. I come to Vista with an array of experience, qualifications, and leadership qualities. I am excited to get back into the Alternative Education Pathway and work with high school students again. I am most excited to get our students into the workforce and help build a sense of camaraderie by working with local businesses and helping these students succeed outside the traditional realm of education.

I moved to Montrose with my husband of 12 years and two daughters. Ryland is 7 and Tobyn is 5 both attending Northside Elementary. We love living in Colorado, coming from Arizona the summers are much more mild! We enjoy doing things as a family and really just being outside with friends and family. I am excited to grow with Vista and help create a culture of confidence and success!

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Jenn Morrow, Science Teacher

I am new to education. I am a Biologist and have most of my background in genetic research. After becoming a substitute during COVID, I decided I liked the educational setting. I visited Vista and then decided to get my teaching license. Since then, Vista has been stuck with me.

At VCS, I am the science teacher and I help students enter unique science programs. I really like that Vista gives me the freedom to build classes for my students. The classes are unique, student-focused, and relevant.

I grew up in the area and am a country girl at heart. I am currently studying to get my Master’s degree and will be continuing my education for my PhD. When I am not working, I am on the softball field, doing art, or playing in the mountains.

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Nick Rinne, Civics Teacher

I joined the Vista team during the COVID-19 pandemic, after a career in restaurant ownership. Other than my entrepreneurship experience, my academic focus is on History and Religious Studies. I grew up in Wyoming, where I gained a deep appreciation of nature and history. I have called the Montrose area home for the past 15 years, and now enjoy applying my skills and passion to help educate new generations of responsible and intelligent citizens. When not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs outside, enjoying all the amazing activities in the area.
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Dan Wofford, VBI

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Adam Killey, Construction

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