Timothy Callais, Performing Arts Teacher
Coming to Denver from South Louisiana where he served as the full-time drama teacher for Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Timothy holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa where he worked as a graduate assistant, as well as a B.S. in Theatre with a concentration in performance and directing from Northwestern State University. With 17 years on stage, and about 15 years teaching with organizations such as the Children’s Theatre of New Orleans, Theatre Baton Rouge, NSU, UH Mānoa, the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and more, Timothy has also studied long-form improvisation with iO Chicago before coaching/directing two college improv teams. He has received many acknowledgments for his work on local stages, including Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Leo Bloom in The Producers, Sir Richard in A Man For All Seasons, Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sid and Carol Ronsen in The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, Petruchio in The Taming of
the Shrew, and the title role in Sunday in the Park with George. Other favorite roles include Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, Billy Flynn in Chicago, and on television as Jason Puttnam in Episode 622 of CBS’s Hawaii Five-0. Peace, love, and laughter to all!
Sophie Glover, 2nd Grade Teacher
Sophie graduated from Wake Forest University in 2011 with a BA in elementary education. After graduating college, she taught kindergarten for two years in Fairfax County Public Schools. In FCPS, she was lucky to work with a diverse classroom-in a room of 24 students, there were 12 different languages represented. In 2013, Sophie returned to school, graduating with a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on ESL in 2014, and then completing an Education Specialist in Reading Education in 2015, both at the University of Virginia. She loves instilling children with a desire to learn and engage with the world around them. Sophie grew up in Austria, DC, Croatia, and southern Virginia, giving her an appreciation for diverse cultures and backgrounds that she brings into her classroom. After spending ten years in Virginia, Sophie loves living in Denver, where she enjoys hiking, skiing, and camping. This is Sophie’s first year at Montclair and third year in DPS!
Jessica Kloppenborg, Kindergarten Teacher
My name is Jessica Kloppenborg. I have a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Teaching and Learning. I am originally from a small town in Nebraska. There I met my husband and got married in 2007. We moved to Denver were I taught Kindergarten for 5 years. After that we moved to Germany where I taught English Language Learners for a year. We returned to the states in 2013 and moved to Atlanta where I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade at a technology based school. While living in Atlanta my husband and I welcomed our daughter, Sara, to the world in 2015. I am excited about returning to my favorite place in the world, Denver.
Pam McClintock, 5th Grade Teacher
My name is Pam McClintock. I have been teaching 4th and 5th graders for seven years in Denver Public Schools. Before that, I received my MA in Applied Linguistics and taught English as a Second Language to adults. I came to Colorado 23 years ago from Northern California by way of Massachusetts. We recently moved into the Montclair neighborhood. My daughter is studying psychology at Purdue and my son is studying conservation ecology at Montana State. Our nest is not empty, however. We have two dogs, a cat and a bearded dragon. When I am not teaching, I am working on the house or reading a good book. I also love to ski, hike and spend time outdoors. I am very excited to be teaching 5th grade at Montclair.
Katie Self, Special Education Teacher
Katie Self is from a suburb of Seattle, Washington. She earned a BA in Spanish from Western Washington University where she had the opportunity to study abroad in Morelia, Mexico, and Cádiz, Spain. After college, Katie taught English in China for two years. She worked as a classroom teacher in DPS while getting her teaching license from Metro State College of Denver. She spent a few years at home with her children, and later got her BA level speech language pathology assistant classes from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Katie earned a master’s degree in Special Education with a focus on linguistically and culturally diverse students from the University of Colorado at Denver. She lives in Aurora, CO with her husband, Ryan, who is also a teacher, and her two sons, Jonah (age 12) and Grady (age 10). She loves spending time with them at parks, museums, and outings. She also volunteers with adults and children with special needs through the special needs program at her church.