Meet The AMP Team

Visual Art

Hello Kendrick Lakes! 
My name is Ms. Skala and I am so excited to make art with you this year! Though this will be my first year at Kendrick Lakes, I've been teaching art since 2020 after I graduated from the University of Denver with my master's degree in art education. I am passionate about teaching students to engage in critical thinking, through exploring various steps of the creative process. This year, we will be learning about a wide variety of content and experimenting with new materials that help to bring our art to life; I hope your student will share with you both their struggles, and their joy through the year.
Outside of school, I love hiking, camping, reading, petting dogs, gardening, and making art of my own! I'm looking forward to a great year ahead :)

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Danielle Bayert has been teaching music in Jeffco since the fall of 2005 and began at Kendrick Lakes in fall of 2006. She is originally from Wyoming and came to Colorado in 2001. She holds an Associates of Arts in Woodwind Performance (Casper College), a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education (Metro State University), and a Master’s Degree in Music Education (University of Colorado Boulder). Ms. Bayert plays tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet, ukulele and piano. She also enjoys studying with master teachers and writing music curriculum, and has authored several music curriculum resources published by the Alfred Music Company.

Ms. Bayert strives to make her classroom into an educational, fun, and interactive place, with use of centers and manipulatives. Children sing, play instruments, dance, move, read music, create, listen and  study music history. 

In her personal life, Ms. Bayert has a husband, daughter, and three dogs. Her passions include parenting, playing music, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Physical Education