Special Services

Michelle Danielsen

Speech Language Pathologist

Hello! My name is Michelle Danielsen and this is my first year as the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) at Carson Elementary.  I’ve been an SLP for 23 years, working in Denver Public Schools for the past 16.  I‘m originally from Northern California and have lived in Colorado for 16 years with my husband and our two daughters.  I attended undergrad at the University of Arizona and completed my masters degree at University of the Pacific.  I love to read, camp, bake, travel, and spend time with my family.  I look forward to getting to know the Carson Cougar community!

Nicole Bruyere


I am a Colorado Native.  I grew up in Lakewood and  spent summers at our family property in South Park (think Fairplay area). I attended UNC (Greeley & Denver Campus) where I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.  I received my Masters Degree from Lesley University in Curriculum and Instruction.  In addition I also hold a Gifted and Talented Specialist Endorsement. 

The start of the 2023 – 2024 school year marks my 16th year as a teacher and 18 years in education.  Time sure flies. 

During the pandemic, my husband Marc and I moved our family to Parker after living in Denver for 12 years.  Covid taught our family that we needed a larger house and space for all four of us and our two dogs.  Our oldest son Jack (age14) will begin his freshman year at Chaparral High School and youngest son, Ryan (age 11) will begin his 6th grade year at Cherokee Trail Elementary.  Our boys keep us very busy with basketball, swimming, volleyball, orchestra and band.  Our doggies Olaf (age 8) and Omelia (age 4) love to go for the daily walks and look for deer, foxes and bunnies. 

Emily Livingston


Hi! I grew up in South Carolina and attended the College of Charleston. My first years in education were working with toddlers and young children in Reggio Emilia inspired schools. I moved to Colorado eight years ago and earned my alternative teaching license through the Boettcher Teaching Residency. I then worked in Aurora teaching second grade for four years before my son was born.

When not working with students, I love going on walks with my son, my dog and my husband. I also enjoy working on fiber arts, reading and trying new baking recipes.

Andrea Metzger


I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska until I made my way to Colorado to attend Colorado State University.  Although I had a brief stint back in the Pacific Northwest, I came back to Colorado to attend the Physical Therapy Doctorate program at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  I have been a Pediatric Physical Therapist for over 14 years.  Much of my career was spent in Early Intervention until I transitioned to Denver Public Schools two years ago.  I enjoy working with children and watching their independence, confidence and excitement grow when acquiring new skills.  


My efforts to keep a healthy work/life balance include running and spending time with my husband, our two daughters (7 yrs and 9 yrs) and our dog Otis.  We like to spend as much time outdoors as possible; camping, biking, skiing, listening to live music and spending time with friends and neighbors.