Leadership Team

 
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Josh See – Head of School
 

Josh’s passions lie in assisting every student by giving them the individual attention each one deserves when navigating the challenging waters of college and career readiness. The advising department prides itself in that they are able to meet with students each and every semester for 60-90 minutes to go over college and career goals as well as creating a student’s schedule with them.  Josh is a former middle school teacher and also formerly taught high school social sciences at our sister campus, Colorado Springs Early Colleges. Josh has a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Advanced Study degree in Geographic Education from Arizona State University. He and his wife are proud Texans and along with their Dachshund, have called Colorado their home for the past 7 years. They can think of no better place to live! In his free time, Josh enjoys exploring the outdoors and has recently climbed two of Colorado’s 14ers. Two down - only 52 to go!

 

 

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Karisa Hocke – Dean of Academics

Karisa Rossman received her degree in Secondary English Education with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Northern Colorado. She started her career working with EL and literacy students at a Colorado charter school. In 2014, she began teaching college prep English classes and filling the role of CECFC’s English Language Learner Coordinator. Ms. Rossman has been particularly impressed with her fellow staff and administration at CECFC as well as the devotion and outstanding character of her students. She appreciates the environment CECFC has created where the access to academic tools and the individualized approach to education allow students from various backgrounds to be truly successful. Ms. Rossman is grateful to have the opportunity each day to facilitate learning for motivated students to reach their fullest potentials. Her classroom is an environment where students are expected to focus on their individual strengths and weaknesses and grow at the rate most appropriate for them. Learning through exploration and application is crucial. Ms. Rossman focuses on encouraging her students to find ways to personally connect to content and constantly reflect on their learning process. She always appreciates feedback and open communication between parents, students, and staff.
  
 

 

 

Delight Hockman – Middle School Principal

Delight is privileged to lead the middle school in its mission to prepare our students for their future at CECFC High School and beyond. She joined the CECFC team at the start of January 2016 after her family moved to Colorado from northern Illinois, where she taught for 29 years in public schools. Delight earned her undergraduate degree in special education from Northern Illinois University, and a Master's degree in Teacher Leadership and Earth and Space Science from George Williams College. She was nominated for a Golden Apple award, has served in leadership roles within the Illinois Education Association local chapters, and has mentored many teachers. She enjoys being outdoors in Colorado and loves spending time with her four granddaughters and their parents. 

 

 
 
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Archie Carreon - Director of Academic & Career Advising
 
Originally an immigrant Philippines, Archie Carreon grew up in Arizona where he earned his Bachelor of Sociology from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!) and his Master of Education in Counseling and Student Affairs from Northern Arizona University (Go Lumberjacks!). Mr. Carreon has worked for 10 years in variety of areas of higher education including student athletics, first-generation programs, disability resources, and academic advising.
 
Along with a career in education, Archie also toured as a singer/songwriter and recently started a swing dance company with his beautiful wife in downtown Fort Collins. As a self-proclaimed foodie, he also enjoys finding great local places to eat and hiking to work off the calories. Archie also inherited his first dog, a 4-pound Pomeranian Chihuahua, named Leroy Brown.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Laura Boulton – Director of Admissions

 

Laura has been with Colorado Early Colleges since 2009.  She was the Executive Assistant to several Academic Deans at Colorado Springs Early Colleges from 2009-2011 before moving to help start Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins where she is currently the Director of Admissions and Infinite Campus (student information) Site Coordinator.  Laura earned her Master’s degree in Accounting at Barry University in Miami, Florida and worked as a Certified Public Accountant prior to moving to Colorado Springs in 2002 with her husband and three boys.  All three of her sons have graduated from the CEC network and have reaped the benefits of free college! She has a passion for youth and education.  She was actively involved for five years in the home school community, teaching and attending workshops on learning challenges and styles.  In her off time, Laura loves biking, hiking, kayaking, and just being outdoors.

 
 
 

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John “Court”ney Sheffield – Director of Campus Culture
 
Court has been at CECFC since the fall of 2013. He oversees culture, discipline, and facilities. Court taught visual arts and yearbook in various high schools in Virginia, Denver, Greeley and Fort Collins for a total of 14 years. He worked with A.P. students as well as at risk students from a variety of backgrounds while teaching. Court coached Junior Varsity and Varsity soccer for both boys and girls while teaching in Denver and was awarded the Boys’ Varsity coach of the year in DPS 2005-2006. He earned his undergraduate degree from CSU in Art Education and a Master’s degree from UNC in Educational Leadership. Court has a teaching license and principals’ license. He resides in Fort Collins and is happily married with two, young children.
   
 
 

 

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Collin Turbert – Director of Innovation

Collin started with Colorado Early Colleges as a Math and Science tutor in 2014.  He taught math, robotics and engineering from 2015-2017 before heading up the iNNOlab, CECFC's innovation/makerspace, where he is currently the Director of Innovation. He oversees the programs and classes in the iNNOlab. In addition, he also teaches courses in electronics, woodworking and computer modeling as well as coaches our robotics team.  Collin earned his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Boise State University.  After taking a year off to work as a Civil Engineer he earned his Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from Colorado State University.  He has always had a passion for working with young adults, working part time during the summer throughout grad school at an adventure therapy camp in Rocky Mountain National Park. He made the switch to education to pursue a more fulfilling career that would allow him to positively impact more lives. In his off time, Collin loves having adventures in the outdoors and is passionate about rock climbing.

 
 
 

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Phoenicia Cordova – Director of Student Services
 
Phoenicia Cordova is all about student services and is passionate about the opportunity to build student programs in the area of Special Education, Gifted and Talented Education, English Language Development, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, 504’s, Truancy, Mental Health, Family Liaison’s, and McKinney. Phoenicia earned her Master of Education in Special Education at Eastern New Mexico University. Her undergraduate degree was in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Gifted Education and Teaching English as a Second Language from New Mexico Highlands University. Phoenicia and her husband moved to Fort Collins six years ago with their two children from New Mexico. In her free-time, Phoenicia loves playing with her puppy, boxing, crafting, and exploring other countries with her family.
   
 
 
 
 
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Brandon Whetstone – Site Technology Coordinator

Brandon joined the CECFC team in September of 2015 to help overhaul all the technology needs in both Fort Collins and across the entire CEC network. His passion for technology started at a young age when he would work on computers with his grandpa. After graduating from Kansas State University in 2013, he packed up everything and moved out west to begin the next chapter of his life. When Brandon isn’t working with computers, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé and their dog, riding bikes, and spending time in downtown Fort Collins.