First Grade Team


Room 105, Mallory Moss
Mallory_moss@dpsk12.org

malloryWhat year did you begin teaching?
I began teaching in 2008.

Where did you go to college?
I am a graduate of the University of Mississippi where I studied Elementary Education.

If a school day suddenly got canceled, how would you spend the day?
If a school day was suddenly canceled I would probably spend it curled up in my pjs with a book.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My guilty pleasure is a warm pretzel from Wetzel Pretzel. So if they weren’t so terrible for you, I could absolutely be happy with eating one everyday or my mother’s chicken spaghetti.

If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think your job would be?
If I wasn’t an educator I would love to be a travel nurse. I love helping people and have always enjoyed science and medicine. So to combine that with travel and seeing new places would be amazing.

What is something your students might be surprised to know about you?
My students might be surprised to know that I can play the drums.

What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
I am a big laugher so I am laughing all the time

Room 103, Donna Laurent
Donna_Laurent@dpsk12.org

donnalWhat year did you begin teaching?
2001

Where did you go to college?
Metro State of Denver for my undergrad and Grand Canyon University for my masters degree in Reading Instruction.

What is your favorite thing about University Park Elementary?
My favorite thing about U Park so far are the parents. They care deeply about their children’s academics.

If a school day suddenly got canceled, how would you spend the day?
SLEEP!

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Vegan cupcakes.

If you were not an educator, what do you think your job would be?
I would be a veterinarian.

What is something your students might be surprised to know about you?
Hmmmm…I’ve been a vegan since 2009.

What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
My youngest son Stone thinks he’s the funniest person to ever live. He cracks up at his own jokes and I think it’s hilarious!

Room 105, Dana Bohcali
dana_bohcali@dpsk12.org

What year did you start in education?
2019

Where did you go to college?
I earned my BA at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff Arizona.

What is your favorite thing about University Park Elementary?
My favorite thing about UPark is the supportive community behind the students and educators! 

If a school day suddenly got canceled, how would you spend the day?
If a school day got canceled I would sleep in and probably spend the day cuddling with my twelve-year-old pup, or go to the mountains and ski. 

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life it would definitely be enchiladas; preferably with chicken and green sauce!

If you were not an educator, what do you think your job would be?
If I were not a teacher I would probably be a pediatric nurse. 

What is something your students might be surprised to know about you?
I think my students may be surprised to know that I have visited 10 countries. 

What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
Probably a video of a dog doing something silly. 

Sedric Miller, Paraprofessional

What year did you start in education?
I started working in education in 2017.

Where did you go to college?
I am a student at University of Northern Colorado.

What is your favorite thing about University Park Elementary?
My favorite thing about University Park is our mission to be a “community of strong thinker and doers”!

If a school day suddenly got canceled, how would you spend the day?
If a school day suddenly was cancelled, depending on the weather, I would either snowboard or ride my motorcycle.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be Hot Wings!

If you were not an educator, what do you think your job would be?
If I wasn’t an educator I would be a mechanical engineer that designed cars!

What is something your students might be surprised to know about you?
My students would be surprised to know that I am 6’ 7” tall!

What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
The last thing that made me laugh out loud was a parody of an anime that I enjoy.

Devon Reese, Paraprofessional

What year did you start in education?
I started my journey in education in 2018.

Where did you go to college?
I am currently enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado.

If a school day suddenly got canceled, how would you spend the day?
If school got cancelled, I would be at home reading books or playing video games.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I would eat pizza.

If you were not an educator, what do you think your job would be?
If I wasn’t an educator, I would probably be an electrician.

What is something your students might be surprised to know about you?
The students might be surprised to know that I’m a Chiefs fan!