Discovery Link

Welcome to Discovery Link at Carson Elementary!

Offering an engaging, community minded, supportive and FUN before and after school opportunity for our students! Join us! 


Ms. Jennifer Piel

Your Program Supervisor, proudly serving our Carson community for 8 years. My education is in early childhood development and I have been working with children for the better part of 30 years. I pride myself on offering a dynamic and engaging environment, with special attention paid to each individual student. We partake in community service year round and focus heavily on the social and emotional part of learning and well-being. 

Ms. Leslie Reis

A Colorado native and  20 year veteran to DPS and educator extraordinaire! Leslie has worked in almost every single elementary school over her years with DPS and impacted thousands of students! She is our small group/special needs leader and her specialties include coding, brainteasers, art and about a million other things! 

Ms. Jess Piel

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. 

Mr. Adonis Powell

Brand new to our team in 2021! He comes to us from the East Coast and has truly found Colorado to feel like home! Mr. “A” will be primarily working with our older students and providing support in our athletics, team building and homework help. We are grateful to have him join us! 

Discovery Link at Carson has made a tremendous positive impact on my son’s remote learning experience. I cannot fully express my gratitude to the DL staff for giving my son joy and love while also providing a structured and nurturing environment during such a stressful and difficult time. Knowing that each day, I was dropping my son off with a smile on his face and picking him back up with an even bigger smile has also made an enormous positive contribution to my life. I am able to work from home without any concerns and this is priceless. It truly is a great gift to know that your children are in the best hands. I can say with utmost certainty that children in the remote learning supervision in the Discovery Link program at Carson this fall have been in the best of hands.

Kip, 4th Grade Parent