Contacts and Board Members 2018-04-17T17:22:18+00:00

Meet the board

Sabrina Raugutt
Sabrina RauguttPresident
I am Sabrina Raugutt and I started my teaching profession ten years ago while I lived in South Dakota. I began my career as a high school special education teacher and during that time I earned my Masters as an Advanced Specialist in Learning Disabilities. After four years as a special education teacher, I took a fourth grade teaching position and enjoyed being the main classroom teacher working with students with a variety needs. I moved to Colorado four years ago to be a special education teacher as a Learning Disability Specialist for Cherry Creek School District. With this current job, I focus on specializing instruction and providing intervention in reading, writing, and math and co-teach in math and language arts classrooms. I also have my math specialist degree and enjoy tutoring on the side. I love living in Colorado and spend most of my time hiking, biking, swimming, running, completing triathlons, snowshoeing, skiing, and traveling the world as much as possible.
Kyle Hughes
Kyle HughesPast President
I am Kyle Hughes and I spent most of my adult life as a special educator. I taught at the elementary level and spent my last eight years before retirement in secondary education in Cherry Creek School District. I also taught in undergraduate and graduate programs at Metro State University and University of Colorado Denver. My most challenging work was as an independent contractor, working for the Colorado Department of Education in the area of school reform. I am currently volunteering at Denver Hospice. I also love traveling and spending time in Fairbanks, AK with my two grandsons.
Cassie Harrelson
Cassie HarrelsonTreasurer/MOP Coordinator
I am Cassie Harrelson and I am the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Colorado Education Association. I have had the opportunity to work at various grade levels supporting mathematics instruction in general education for students with disabilities and language learners. I began my career in Eagle County, Colorado where I taught both traditional and alternative high school mathematics, supporting students with math difficulties. Next, I went to Aspen School District where I was the Math Specialist for grades 5 – 8, followed by a position in Aurora Public Schools as a Math Instructional Coach for General Education and Special Education K – 12. I have been fortunate to be able to utilize my undergraduate degree in Secondary Mathematics and my graduate degree in Bilingual Special Education in my career. I am also an affiliate faculty member at Regis University teaching a course work in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education as well as Special Education. I am excited to support the collaborative efforts in Colorado to increase outcomes for our students as a board member of CCLD.
Kathy Oviatt
Kathy OviattCourage to Risk Representative
I am Kathy Oviatt. A Colorado native, I graduated from Arapahoe High School and then received my undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado in secondary English education. I spent seven years outside of education, managing a retail bookstore and then, realizing my true passion was teaching, returned to education. I earned my Master of Arts in Special Education also from the UNC. After spending over ten years working with students with learning disabilities in the middle school, I am currently working as a learning specialist at Northglenn High School. Working in the high school the past fourteen years, I have taught English and math as well as co-teaching with general education teachers. I found my membership in CCLD allows me to develop my professional skills and to interact with others in the field. Through CCLD and Adams State, I earned my Math Interventionist Certificate. I am excited to start my second year on the board and representing CCLD on the Courage to Risk board.
Annemarie Dempsey
Annemarie DempseySecretary
My name is Annemarie Dempsey. Over 20 years ago I recognized my calling when I started working with students with special needs as a TA at a residential treatment facility in Massachusetts. Since then I earned my Masters in Special Education from UCD and have spent time working in elementary and secondary schools in Adams 14, Boulder Valley, and DPS. I found my home in the Cherry Creek School District and have enjoyed working with middle school students for the past 16 years. Additionally, I am a district Phonics Boost Trainer, a co-facilitator of the district-wide SLD Literacy Study Team, was the Special Education Department Coordinator at Laredo Middle School, and have earned my Math Interventionist Certificate. Presently I am proud to be a Bruin as a Learning Specialist at Cherry Creek High School. My husband, Dave, and I enjoy spending time in the mountains with our three children (ages 11, 9, and 7) when we are not running them to soccer, gymnastics, scouts and other activities.
Lisa Blosser
Lisa BlosserNewsletter
I am Lisa Blosser. I thought about being a teacher in third grade, and many of my early work experiences led me to the profession as well. I began working in educational settings straight out of college. I worked with runaway, homeless, and delinquent youth. I was a counselor in a group home for deaf and developmentally disabled women. I was also a teacher’s aid before I went back to school for my license and degree in special education.

I began my teaching career in 1995 in the Denver Public Schools/Cleo Wallace Day Treatment Program. It was a true lesson in differentiation because I had students ranging from kindergarten through 5th grade in one classroom. After that, I served as the Special Needs Coordinator at Regis Jesuit High School, and I taught for a time in the Sheridan School District. I have also taught at Littleton Academy, a K-8, Core Knowledge charter school.

This year, I am back with older students. I’m a special education teacher at Littleton High School. I look forward to the new challenges and achievements of the students.

I also love to spend time with my husband, Troy, and my two children, Alec (21years) and Paige (15 years). Watching movies is one of our family’s favorite activities, and we love to travel when we can. I enjoy writing fiction and playing the folk harp; but when I have the time, there is nothing I like better than getting lost in a great book.

Jill Marshall
Jill MarshallCDE Liaison
I am Jill Marshall, and I currently serve as the Specific Learning Disability Specialist in The Colorado Department of Education. As the SLD specialist, I provide guidance, technical assistance, and professional learning opportunities for the Colorado educational community, including families, who support students with learning disabilities. Previously, I served as an elementary and middle school learning specialist, a special education area and compliance coordinator, and a k-8 instructional coach. I hold a Special Education Generalist and Elementary Education License. I earned my BA in English Literature from Middlebury College in Vermont and an MA in Special Education from the University of Colorado-Denver.

I am passionate about improving the educational and life experiences of individuals with learning and attention differences. I am a voracious reader and consumer of educational research. I enjoy traveling, learning, running, hiking, experiencing live music, and spending time with friends and family, especially my husband, Carter, seven-year old son, Carter (a.k.a. Bodhi), and our cuddly, white Maltipoo, Willie.