Office Support

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Mirriah Elliott


I am a proud DPS graduate from South High School. I earned my Undergraduate Degree from the University of Northern Colorado and my Master’s Degree, Educational Specialist Degree and Principal License from the University of Colorado at Denver. I began teaching in Mapleton Public Schools in 2000, then came back to DPS and taught for eleven more years. Both of my children are DPS students. My daughter Kai is a junior and my son Jace is a freshman as third generation students at South.  We also have an exchange student living with us this year from Madrid, Spain. Daniela is a sophomore at South this year!

When I’m not at school, I enjoy being adventurous in the Colorado wilderness. I love camping, skiing, hiking, gardening and biking with my husband and children. When not socially distancing, I spend a lot of time cheering on my kids as they participate in a multitude of sports. Photography is another passion. When it is not so warm outside, I love reading, cheering on the Broncos and Avs, playing board and card games with my family and cuddling my two cats, Pocket and Crush, and dog, Pogo!

Norma Barron

Norma Barron

Office Support I

I am originally from Mexicali Baja California, Mexico.  I was raised in Southern California and have been living in Denver, CO for the past 25 years.  I hold the Office Support I position here at Carson.  I am the proud parent of four Denver Public Schools alumni!  We have a great team here at Carson that I love to work with!  I love to make a difference for families and students.
In my spare time I love to read, drink coffee and spend time with my kids Iliana, Lalo, Isela and Diego.  I also love playing with my four dogs:  Choco, Oreo, Max and Izzy.  For Sports I love practicing Kickboxing!

Jessica Compaore

Office Support II

Recently graduated as an MSU Denver alumni in 2019, Born and raised in Denver Colorado. My major is technical Communication mobile and social media and my minor is Africana studies.
I have experience with event planning, fundraising, social media, marketing, Computer Software, working with different personalities, conflict solutions, leadership, business, organization, public speaking, and education resources.

I am apart of many Organization in the communtiy- NAACP Aurora Branch, NANBPW Inc ( 5280 BPW Inc), Tech Media For Chrisitian Restoration Church.
I have a small business called Cika Media Inc, My vision is to help bridge the gap between Clients and Social Media marketing. Social Media can be very overwhelming because there are so many platforms and so much to do and I want to make the experience fun, and exciting, and expose clients to a whole new world of marketing and branding.

Jeff Hawkins

Health Tech Para

I was born in Toronto and raised outside New York City before graduating with a BA in English from the University of Virginia. After moving to Denver in 2017, I worked most recently as a paraprofessional in a DPS middle school Autism center. I have also worked as an EMT in two emergency departments in New England, and in computing services at Dartmouth College.

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Kalyn McGinnis

Dean of Instruction

I was born and raised in Colorado; I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University and my Master’s of Education & Human Development in Teaching in Diverse Contexts from the University of Colorado – Denver. I am currently enrolled in the Education & Leadership Policy Studies program through the University of Denver to attain my licensure to become a principal in the future!

I love teaching children how to love learning and to pursue their passions. I am honored to have been teaching at Carson for 5 years, two of which I have also had the opportunity to lead and coach teachers in planning and instruction. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, baking, and playing video games with my wife, Marissa. We have one dog, Ivy, and one cat, Reesey!