It is such an honor to be a part of the Bobcat Family! There is no greater reward than serving the students, staff and community of Jordahl. Together, with Mrs. Carpino, our assistant principal, and Mrs. Varano as our Dean of Students, we are looking forward to collaborating with the parents and our community to cultivate successful students.
Personally, this is my twenty-fourth year in education. I was a middle school teacher, elementary teacher, art teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal before arriving at Jordahl. I grew up in Wyoming, attended to my undergraduate degree in South Dakota, and completed my Master’s degree right here in Colorado. Education has always been at the center of my life and career. When I am not serving the Jordahl community, I enjoy skiing, golfing, shooting at the range, mountain biking, traveling, and camping with my husband and three kids. You will often find me in the local yoga studio, CrossFit gym, and indoor cycling classes as well.
As Principal, it is important to me to be a resource to all Jordahl community members. My commitment to your child/children is to ensure a positive and safe learning environment. Equally, I am committed to ensuring that we offer a top-notch educational experience. We are a Bobcat Family!
It is an honor to be part of such an amazing, supportive community here at Jordahl Elementary. I consider it a privilege to serve the Bobcat families and their students. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with all the staff here at Jordahl to support all students in their educational career.
I have been an educator since 2014. Previously, I was a classroom teacher in a neighboring school district. Additionally, I was an Instructional Coach and Title 1 coordinator. I am a Colorado native and grew up in Northern Colorado. I went to school in Wyoming but finished my degree in Elementary Education in Greeley at the University of Northern Colorado. I also finished my Master’s Degree here in Colorado. I am very involved in Colorado Odyssey of the Mind and have been on the Leadership Team for 11 years. I hold this organization very close to my heart. Spending time with my family and friends fills my bucket and keeps me going on a regular basis. I am also on a kickball team and recently joined a bowling league.
I am very excited to see what this year has to offer and the relationships that will be formed. Let’s go Bobcats!
Mrs. Heather Varano
It is with great pride and humility I get to serve Jordahl as the Dean of Students. Working with Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Carpino (formerly Dickey), I know we will do everything to support and foster meaningful educational experiences for the Jordahl community.
I have been in education since 2010. I began as a paraprofessional, then taught elementary and high school. Additionally, I spent a couple years as an instructional coach and AVID coordinator. No matter what capacity of education I am working in, school is my favorite place to be because of the lasting impact education has on individuals and the community as-a-whole.
Personally, I am a hockey-boy mom. If I am not at work or watching my boys play hockey, you can find me in a local gym or spending every moment I can in nature.
District 8 and Jordahl are special places. I believe in our mission and vision. I believe in our students. Here's to a great year of growth and learning!