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Joelle Hernandez

ECE, K, 1st, 2nd

I grew up in Arkansas and received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville. I then graduated with my Master of Science in Education of the Deaf from Texas Woman’s University and moved from Texas to our beautiful state of Colorado. I’ve been teaching at Carson for four years now and have enjoyed the incredible experience of teaching across K-5 grades.

In my downtime, I love playing with my three dogs: Atticus, Gracie and Shipley. I also enjoy reading, paddleboarding, hiking, going to concerts and spending time with my fiancé, Jesus.

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Chelsea Sherman

ECE, K, 1st, 2nd

I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I graduated with my Masters in Deaf Education from The Ohio State University and promptly moved to Colorado to start teaching in 2015. This will be my 5th year at Carson and I have had the opportunity to teach ECE-5th grade at this amazing school.

In my spare time you can find me in the mountains hiking or snowboarding. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and pets.

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Saralyn Voltz

2/3 D/HH

I grew up in rural Illinois and attended Illinois State University where I got my Bachelors in Deaf Education and Special Education. Upon graduation, I taught K-2 at a behavioral school before moving near St. Louis to teach in deaf education. After deciding it was time for a move, I came out to beautiful Colorado. I have been teaching at Carson for 3 years and pursuing my Masters in Deaf Education.

In my spare time, you can find me enjoying the great outdoors hiking, skiing, or camping, swing dancing, at the theatre, or enjoying community with friends.

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Erica Kouzmanoff-Vymyslicky


I have been a teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing here at Carson since 2014 and a Senior Team Lead since 2016.  Through my career experiences as a teacher leader, MTSS coordinator, special education generalist, and teacher of the Deaf, I’ve had the pleasure of supporting students with a diverse range of skills and needs at the K-5 and 6-8 levels, from students receiving consultative services to those in a center-based placement.

I value creative problem solving and a strengths-based approach to designing engaging and individualized instruction for every student and apply this thinking to support the general education setting as an inclusive space by default. I love to take my lifelong interests of experiential and authentic learning, the scientific approach, and taking a risk to cultivate a community of learners who are curiously courageous and empowered through their learning.

Outside of school, you can find me busy making, breaking, and fixing things — fiber arts, assorted crafts, cooking, home improvement, gardening, furniture restoration…nothing is off limits. And also (of course!) being outdoorsy.