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General Information

Fine Arts Department Staff
Contact Samantha Disney-Saxton  Samantha Disney-Saxton (719) 475-6110 ex: 1415 Fine Arts
Contact Genice Matzke  Genice Matzke (719) 475-6110 ex: 1527 Band Director
Contact Kate McCall  Kate McCall (719) 475-6110 ex: 1520 Fine Arts/Student Council
Contact Jeff O'Brien  Jeff O'Brien Video Production
Contact Jodi Papproth  Jodi Papproth (719) 475-6110 ex: 1522 Drama
Contact Laura Porakova  Laura Porakova ex: 1430 Fine Arts
Contact Nancy Roach  Nancy Roach Fine Arts
Contact Howard Shaw  Howard Shaw (719) 475-6110 ex: 1524 Fine Arts Department Chair
Contact Dawn Wisdom  Dawn Wisdom Vocal Music

The supervising administrator for the English Department is Assistant Principal, Carrie Brenner.

She can be reached by email or by calling 719-475-6110 x1009.

Click on a name to visit that teacher's website for additional information, including homework assignments.
Click on the small envelope next to a teacher's name to send a message to that teacher.

Vision Statement

The Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Arts department is dedicated to nurturing a new generation of creative thinkers who will advance and shape the culture of the future.

Mission & Purpose

  • Provide sequential, challenging curriculum and exceptional instruction that encourages the pursuit of mastery.
  • Foster individual aesthetic sensibilities and inspire a life-long appreciation for the arts.
  • Maintain a safe, encouraging, and supportive environment.
  • Engage students in creative problem solving, higher-level thinking, and technology to prepare them for creative industries of the future.
  • Support and encourage personal growth, confidence, and self-expression.
  • Affirm the integral role of arts education in overall academic achievement.