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Exciting Changes for Lake!

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School Leadership

Ms. Michelle Koyama is Executive Principal of Lake Middle School. Ms. Amanda Stewart is Principal of Lake Middle School and Ms. Roxanne Ellsworth is Assistant Principal of Lake Middle School.

Amanda Stewart

About Ms. Amanda Stewart

Ms. Stewart is former teacher and was the principal resident at the Denver Center for International Studies in Montbello in 2017-18.  Ms. Stewart shares about herself. “Growing up in a single family home where we struggled to make ends meet, there were far fewer opportunities in front of me. From an early age, my mom instilled the values of family, hard work and dedication. I received a bachelor’s degree in history and education from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Denver. I had the opportunity to further my leadership development at Relay Graduate School of Education in 2015, and completed a full principal residency at a turnaround school, DCIS Ford in Montbello.

My drive for achieving academic excellence and ensuring great schools in every neighborhood has been shaped over the last nine years as a teacher, dean of instruction and assistant principal in Denver Public Schools. As the mother of four boys, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. I believe you can do this in three simple ways: Model, Connect, Engage. Model the behavior you want to see, connect with the people you lead and engage them as much as possible.

My family and I are continually advocating for the communities in Denver and I firmly believe in ensuring Every Child Succeeds. I feel humbled by the opportunity to introduce myself and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise to serve your kids. Thank you!”

Lake/Skinner Partnership

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Michelle Koyama

We are excited to announce a unique partnership between Northwest Denver middle schools, Lake and Skinner, with Michelle Koyama serving as Executive Principal. Launched in January of 2018, this partnership ensures that both schools benefit from strong systems and rigorous instructional practices, and creates an opportunity for both schools to share resources and best practices, expand community events, and create new opportunities for teacher development and collaboration.

Michelle Koyama is a Denver native and grew up attending Denver Public Schools, so she has a personal investment in the success of neighborhood schools.  Michelle has 20 years of experience as a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and for the last 7 years, served as Principal of Skinner Middle School. “I’m excited about the opportunities this partnership presents for the students and community of Northwest Denver. We have established a true pipeline of academic excellence from elementary through high school in our community.”

Lake Middle School will remain true to its heritage and focus of developing globally-minded citizens, engaging deeply in rigorous core content, and offering a well-rounded middle school experience that values learning a second language, exploring the arts and engaging with the community.

Lake  Middle School Offers:

  • Individualized attention and careful consideration of each student’s needs and class schedule
  • Dedicated school leadership and outstanding teachers with a strong common focus on students in the important middle school (6th – 8th) years.
  • 1-to-1 Technology School – every student receives their own Chromebook for use at school and at home
  • Strong school culture and intentional structures which foster academic success
  • Weekly progress reports mean constant communication with parents and student accountability
  • Action Learning projects to increase global awareness
  • Math and Language Arts Honors classes
  • Spanish Language Arts and Spanish as a Second Language classes taught by two full-time Spanish teachers with a focus to prepare students for the DPS Seal of Biliteracy
  • PE, STEM Lab, and art classes for all students
  • Highly trained and licensed staff members for nurturing students social/emotional needs
  • Academic intervention for literacy and math, as well as English Language Development (ELD) programming
  • Rigorous continuation requirements and assurance that all students are well prepared for high school and beyond
  • Free healthcare at the Denver Health school-based clinic
  • Partnership with Mi Casa Neighborhood Center provides access to afterschool clubs, activities and academic tutoring
  • Denver Prep League Athletics: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Baseball, XC and Tackle Football
  • Historic, beautiful building located on the eastern edge of Sloan’s Lake

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¡Pronto tendremos EMOCIONANTES CAMBIOS en Lake!
Nos complace anunciar una asociación exclusiva entre las escuelas secundarias del Noroeste de Denver, Lake y Skinner, en la que Michelle Koyama será la directora ejecutiva. Esta asociación, que dará comienzo a principios del año escolar 2018-19, asegura que ambas escuelas se beneficien de sólidos sistemas y exigentes prácticas de instrucción, y crea una oportunidad para que ambas escuelas compartan recursos y mejores prácticas, amplíen eventos comunitarios y creen nuevas oportunidades para la capacitación y colaboración docente.

Michelle Koyama es oriunda de Denver y asistió a las Escuelas Públicas de Denver, por lo que tiene un interés personal en el éxito de las escuelas de vecindario. Michelle tiene 20 años de experiencia como maestra, capacitadora de instrucción y subdirectora y, en los últimos 7 años, trabajó como directora de la Escuela Secundaria Skinner. “Me entusiasman las oportunidades que esta asociación presenta para los estudiantes y las comunidad del Noroeste de Denver. Hemos establecido un verdadero camino de excelencia académica desde la escuela primaria hasta la escuela preparatoria en nuestra comunidad”.

La Escuela Secundaria Internacional Lake seguirá siendo fiel a su legado y se centrará en el desarrollo de ciudadanos de pensamiento global, incorporará contenido fundamental sumamente exigente y ofrecerá una experiencia de escuela secundaria integral que valora el aprendizaje de un segundo idioma, la exploración de las artes y la participación en la comunidad.

La Escuela Secundaria Lake ofrece:

  • Atención individualizada y consideración cuidadosa de las necesidades de todos los estudiantes y el horario de clases
  • Liderazgo escolar y maestros dedicados con un enfoque común
  • Sólida cultura escolar que fomenta el éxito académico
  • El seguimiento del progreso cada seis semanas asegura que todos los estudiantes estén listos para la escuela preparatoria y más allá
  • Proyectos de aprendizaje activo para mejorar la conciencia global
  • Clases desafiantes (Honors) de matemáticas y lengua y literatura
  • Clases de lengua y literatura española y español como segundo idioma centradas en preparar a los estudiantes para el “Sello de Lectoescritura Bilingüe”
  • Clases de educación física, laboratorio STEM y de arte para todos los estudiantes
  • Intervención académica en lectoescritura y matemáticas, así como programas de desarrollo del idioma inglés (ELD, por su sigla en inglés)
  • Cuidado de la salud gratuito en la clínica escolar de Denver Health
  • La asociación con el centro de vecindario Mi Casa proporciona acceso a clubes, actividades y tutorías académicas  Haga clic aquí para obtener información
  • Deportes de la Liga Denver Prep

¡Acompañenos  para una gira escolar!
¡Nos encantaría mostrarle nuestra hermosa escuela y ofrecerle una mirada dentro de nuestros salones de clase en acción! ¡Llame a la Sra. Lubin al 720.424.0260 o email para programar una visita!