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Secondary Teachers



Troy Bomgardner
Middle/High School Counselor,

(719) 783-4927

Education - Master of Science, Counseling - Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Bachelor of Arts, Social Studies Education - MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS

Years Teaching - 30




Brian Bills

(719) 783-4935

Education - Physical Education - Montana State University -Northern, Havre, MT; Nutrition  - Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Years Teaching - 8



Eddie Crispe

Vocational Agriculture

(719) 783-4954

Education - 

Years Teaching - 


Melanie Duke
Social Studies/Drama

(719) 783-4931

Education - Master in Divinity - Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Bachelor of Arts - Samford University, Homewood, AL  

Years Teaching - 2


Madison Kusturin

Language Arts

(719) 783-4933

Education - Bachelor in Secondary Education: English Language Arts and Social Studies - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Years Teaching - 3


Renee Johnson

(719) 783-4953

Education - 

Years Teaching - 



Katherine Johnston
Band, Choir, Music Theory

(719) 783-4926

Education - Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Texas A & M University - Commerce, TX

Years Teaching - 26


Laura Krall
(719) 783-4938

Education - Master of Science; Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering - Oklahoma State University

Years Teaching - 19




Vania Nameth

(719) 783-4956

Education - Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Minor in Math - University of Northern Colorado, Western State College; Teach Now Certification

Years Teaching - 19

Syllabus - Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry, Chemistry II



Joy Parrish
(719) 783-4912

Education - Master of Science in Geological Sciences - Ohio University, Athens, OH; Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences with an Emphasis in Secondary Education - University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 

Years Teaching - 11



Heather Ramer
Language Arts

(719) 783-4936

Education - Bachelor in Secondary English Education - Washburn University, Topeka, KS; Master in Literary Arts - Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Years Teaching - 9


Kirsten Schubert

Social Studies

(719) 783-4907

Education - 

Years Teaching - 2

Biography - I attended Custer County Schools from 5th grade through 12th grade. I graduated from Custer County High School in 2017. After High School I attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In May of 2022, I graduated from UCCS with my Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education and my Bachelor's Degree in English. After graduating college I moved back to Westcliffe, where I got married to my college sweetheart and received my endorsement for teaching Social Studies. I am very excited to be teaching here at Custer County Schools and am very excited to be a Bobcat again!


Carrie Smith
Visual Arts

(719) 783-4924

Education - Bachelor of Arts - Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Years Teaching - 26

Education - Master of Arts, Human Performance & PE-Exercise Science - Adams State University, Alamosa, CO; Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology - University of Southern Colorado

Years Teaching - 29




Michelle Tillotson
Language Arts/Yearbook
(719) 783-4911

Education - Master of Arts, Literacy - Adams State College, Alamosa, CO; Bachelor of Arts, English Education - Alfred University, Alfred, NY 

Years Teaching - 27

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