Casey Lehrer


I am a Colorado native, having graduated from Evergreen HS and receiving a BA from CU-Boulder. I have since lived in Cincinnati, Houston, and Phoenix, but Colorado is the only place I could ever call home. I worked in real estate development and marketing prior to taking time off to raise my family. I have 2 boys that now attend Hill and GW; prior to that they attended Montclair Elementary.  It was my time there volunteering in the classroom regularly that made me realize that I wanted to work with elementary aged kiddos once the perfect opportunity arose… I am thrilled to be joining the Carson team!  In my free time I love traveling with my husband and sons, reading, skiing, and hiking.

Spencer Manson


“ I’m from the Pacific Northwest and grew up in Oregon, and just recently moved to Colorado! Back in Oregon, I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Russian and with a certificate in Elementary Education from Portland State University. In Portland, I taught in youth development programs before working as a paraeducator, and I just fell in love with it. I’m new to Carson, and I’m so excited to be joining this community!

When I have free time, I love hiking, practicing photography, and going skiing! I’m looking forward to explore the Rocky Mountains and all the natural beauty they have to offer! “

Jess Piel

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Another Colorado native and also Ms. Jenn’s youngest daughter! It’s an awesome mother/daughter team! Jess is a DPS graduate and Carson Alumni! She brings a special knowledge of the school and it’s character education program as well as building relationships with our students and creating a true sense of family.

Phoebe Spencer

I am a Denver native and a proud parent of a Carson student. From a young age, I have loved working with children, often volunteering with family members in their DPS classrooms. After I had my daughter, Grace, I found my way back to volunteering in schools which reminded me of how fun and fulfilling I find helping young children. I am thrilled to be a part of this community.

Landon Squibbs

D/HH Para

  • I am a Colorado native. I was a youth sport coach at the recreation center at La Familia August 2015- June 2017. That’s where I notice my love working with kids and helping them learn the fundamentals and sportsmanship. It was hard for me to step away from coaching since parents want their kids to start playing competitive sports. Then I was a barista at Starbucks and coming up on my fifth year with the company. It was time for me to start new with a stable job. When I found out what Paraprofessional do I was excited so I applied to a lot of schools. When I found out that I got the job at Carson. I was excited to start working with kids again! This is my first school year as being a paraprofessional and working alongside this amazing team! I can not wait to start working with kids this school year. For fun, I love fishing, cooking, attending concerts, love my Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche, hanging out with friends and family. Also, I still play competitive sled hockey. Been playing sled hockey since I was nine years old and it’s a fun hobby that I have. 


Debbie Heinz


Hello. I am Debbie Heinz. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and an aunt. I am also a reader, a gardener, a yogi, a hiker/walker – plus on my best days I try to be mostly healthy, mostly positive, and, of course, mostly mindful and green. But, the most important thing about me is that I have always been a helper and an educator.

I have spent the last 25 years teaching a variety of grade levels in Denver Public Schools. (22 years at Steck Elementary, three years at Whittier Elementary. Prior to that I taught preschool and kinder at the Auraria Center. I live in the north Hilltop neighborhood and have grown to love this community. My three sons and my husband all attended the local Denver Public Schools. I am passionate about strong neighborhood public schools, supporting educators, and quality education for all learners.

I retired in July 2020 to be a helper for my extended family. Since that time I have missed having a school community to sink my roots into. I have missed having a school community in which to grow, learn and thrive. I am pleased to be joining Carson Elementary School this fall as a para educator/helper.

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Tina Emery

Library Tech

I am a Colorado native, and received my BA in Biology/Secondary education at the University of Northern Colorado. I spent a year teaching high school math and science, then took time off to raise my 3 kids, who all attended Carson Elementary and are now in high school and middle school. I was lucky enough to start as the library para 3 years ago, and even though an elementary school library position is far from teaching high school science, I love every minute of it; working with kids has always been my passion.
Outside of school, my favorite thing is being a mom. Our family loves to spend time at our cabins in the Poudre Canyon, fishing, hiking and just being together.

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Jamie DuBose

Health Tech Para

I am a proud parent of a Carson graduate who’s sister currently attends!  I love working here with the staff and all the students.  I like working and being creative everyday.  Life is always a challenge and an accomplishment.  Which is why I try to live everyday to the fullest!