Paraeducators and Tutors


Sue Hines

 I am Sue Hines and I am a Columbine Para-Educator. I work with a variety of students and grades. I have been working at Columbine for 5 years and I volunteered at the school for one year prior, working mostly in K-Care. I was in the high-tech industry in engineering and materials procurement prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom with my daughter Jordan who is now in 4th grade at Columbine. I am married to my wonderful husband Randy. My hobbies and interests include; biking, traveling, body surfing, gardening, swimming, reading, and cooking.  I adore Columbine for its Teachers and Staff and I love the children and the community feel of our school.

Norm Traum Bio

 I grew up in New York City and I have lived in Boulder since 1990. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. For fourteen years I taught preschool at Boulder County Head Start and the Boulder Jewish Community Center Preschool.  During the 2005-2006 school year I was the Lead Teacher/Director of the Columbine Preschool.  This will be my third year working as a Native Language Tutor and Paraprofessional at Columbine. I am currently in the process of earning my teaching license at Regis University. I live with my wife, Deirdre, our four children Duncan, Josh, Jacob and Maegan, Jake and Johnny the cats and Nellie the dog. In all of my spare time I play my guitar and sing.

Yocrecía en la ciudad de Nueva York y he vivido en Boulder desde el año 1990. Recibí una licencia en estudios religiosos de la universidad de Colorado en Boulder. Enseñaba el preescolor por catorce años en Boulder County Head Start y en el preescolar del Boulder Jewish Community Center.  Durante el año escolar 2005-2006 yo era el director/maestro del preescolar de Columbine.  Este es el tercer año en que  trabajo como tutor y para-profesional en la Columbine. Actualmente estoy estudiando para obtener mi certificación del maestro en Regis University.  Vivo con mi esposa, Deirdre, nuestros hijos Duncan, Josh, Jacob y Maegan, Jake y Johnny los gatitos y Nellie la perrita. En todo mi tiempo libre yo toco la guitarra y canta.

Christian Orozco

I am so happy to be working as a para and a tutor at Columbine Elementary! I’ve been working in here for 3yrs, and love every minute of it. The love of my life is Ekhi Orozco; he is my 2 yr old son.

Currently, I am working on getting my undergrad in bio chemistry to help make the world a better place. I love to read non-fiction, I enjoy rock climbing, play soccer, ride bike up hill and long distance, and doing capoeira. I was raised in Cali,Colombia. I lived almost 2 years in southern Brasil , Florianapolis and Porto Alegre . I love to travel and experience different cultures. I have traveled through Latin America and I feel as if I am a citizen of that continent. Many people influenced me, butI always remember my teachers and hope to be as influential in my students lives . I am very interested in current events and feel a strong passion to get involved in politics. Harmony, prosperityand health are my goals in life.

Joni Burr

Joni is new to Boulder, having moved here in August 2005. She has two sons, one of which is a 5th grader here at Columbine Elementary. She has worked at Columbine as a part time Para-Educator for a year. Prior to that, she spent most of her time volunteering in classrooms and on the Columbine PTA. She is currently helping with the project to revitalize the Courtyard that was started last year.

Joni has degrees in Engineering and Horticulture from CSU in Ft. Collins, and is a freelance Landscape Architect. Some of her hobbies include, gardening, learning about plants of all types, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Lisa Albarian
Hi, I'm Lisa and I have the wonderful job of helping in the library at Columbine. I love to read all types of books which makes it helpful to give recommendations. When I'm not at Columbine, I'm busy with my 3 children, working with customers from my websites, learning Japanese and Spanish, gardening, cooking, and reading, reading, reading! I love working with the children and staff here - every day is different and filled with new learning experiences!

The Paraeducator schedule can be found HERE

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