Director of Teaching and Learning
Alicia has worked as an educator for over twenty years in Colorado and Arizona. For the past nine years, Alicia has been working in the Poudre School District as an English Language Development Instructional Coach at Eyestone Elementary, a district MTSS Coordinator, and most recently, the Elementary Literacy Facilitator in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department. Alicia has experience in teaching at the elementary level in Kyrene School District. She also has experience as a middle school language arts teacher and ELD teacher in Chandler Unified School District.
Alicia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University, holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University, and is currently finishing up another Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration certification at the University of Wyoming. In 2006, Alicia achieved her National Board Certification in Early Adolescence-English Language Arts from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and successfully renewed the certification in 2016. Her expertise includes early childhood and K-12 literacy, curriculum and instruction, English Language Development, systems change efforts, MTSS, READ Act implementation, design and evaluation of professional development, Cognitive Coaching, and building teacher leadership and capacity.
Alicia’s deep passion for education is grounded in the belief that all students have the right to an exceptional education. As a lifelong learner, Alicia strives to keep up with best practices in instruction and supports educators while applying these strategies in their classroom. Alicia is passionate about fostering teacher efficacy and building capacity among educators.
Alicia and her family moved to Colorado in 2009. She and her husband have 2 children, ages 9 and 10. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, scuba diving, listening to music, reading, and camping.
Chuck Carillo is the IT Director for Global Village Academy Collaborative and Academies and leads a small team that supports the three Global Village Academy Charter schools throughout the metropolitan Denver area. Chuck has been in the information technology field since 1998 and received his Masters of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Colorado Denver in 2012. He has been providing IT support for Global Village Academy K-8 schools for over six years. Throughout his information technology career, Chuck has worn many hats and has a well-rounded background in providing superior customer service and technical support for a wide range of users. He worked in his previous position at Adams County Government for over 15 years.
Chuck is a Colorado native and he and his wife have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. Chuck is an avid runner and has completed over 50 half marathon races. He also enjoys mountain biking, fat biking and recently completed his first Ragnar Relay, running from Castle Rock to Fort Collins with eleven other runners, including other GVA staff. Chuck is also a passionate reader.
John is a proactive professional with more than five years in public accounting. Specifically, he has simultaneously assisted clients and businesses with instituting accounting policies and procedures for comprehensive performance analysis, budgeting, and tax preparation in multiple states. Relating to his education, attaining a bachelor’s degree with two majors in finance and accounting, has given him the opportunity to specialize in business management. Moreover, he currently attends the University of Colorado and is pursuing an MBA and CPA certification.
John moved to Denver in December 2017 to pursue his MBA degree and since has decided to make Colorado his permanent home. In his spare time, he likes to trek and mountain bike with his red and white husky named Sedna. “Outdoors” is his middle name, and staying in shape is his motivation.
Lastly, Mr. Delacruz is a decorated veteran of, both the Iraq (2007) and Afghanistan (2011) wars. He proudly served our country during times of conflict, and simultaneously competed in and won two soldier boards: Soldier of the Month, and Soldier of the Quarter.
Christine has an extensive 25-year career in marketing and advertising. She began her career at a daily newspaper in the San Diego area. After her move to Colorado, she expanded into co-operative and solo direct mail advertising. She successfully helped launched one of the Denver area’s first daily deal platforms in 2010. She continued to develop her digital marketing skills including email marketing, social media and web content development. Christine began working with the GVAC office in July 2013. Her career at GVAC allows her to share her love of language immersion education with the community as well as prospective and current GVA families.
Christine discovered Global Village Academy Aurora in 2009 and quickly enrolled her daughter in Mandarin Chinese. Her daughter was one of the first “legacy” students to graduate 8th grade. Now in high school, her daughter continues her language learning in Spanish as well as continued Mandarin classes and hopes to graduate with the Seal of Biliteracy on her diploma.
In her free time, Christine enjoys yoga, hiking, live theater, cooking and time with her daughter.
Some of her proudest accomplishments are helping and coordinating many corporate relocations for offices of 300+ employees. She possesses exceptional knowledge in space planning, organizing events, large moves, HR Operations and Office Management.
She received her Bachelors Degree in Art at Metro State College in Denver.
In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with family. Photography and music are big passions of hers. Born in Wisconsin, she is also a huge Packers fan.
Her family is one of the founding families at Global Village Academy Aurora. Her oldest son began Mandarin Chinese in 1st grade. All 4 of her children have been or currently are GVA students. She is passionate about language learning and the rich culture that is at the heart of GVA.