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Kurtis quig



Kurtis Quig is in his 24th year in education, all of which have transpired in middle schools and high schools and most of his time has been serving the North Aurora Community. Graduating from the University of Mary in 1997, he began his career as a middle school social studies teacher.  During this time, he received his master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Colorado at Denver.  After graduating, he became assistant principal at North Middle School in Aurora Public Schools.  These years were very formative in his growth as an educator as it provided a solid foundation of best practices in low income schools that are in turnaround status.  In 2013, he was honored to accept the position of principal at West Early College Middle School in Denver Public Schools where he was able to support this school in turning around the quality of education and move the school out of turnaround status.  Mr. Quig continued serving the North Aurora community in 2018 as an assistant principal at Aurora Central High School.   Mr. Quig is looking forward to this opportunity of leading the 9-12 Visual and Performing Arts Magnet school.

Mr. Quig enjoys spending time with his wife, Kara, his son, Kolton, and his daughter, Kennedy.  The family enjoys spending time with one another and traveling around the country looking for a relaxing beach.  

Anne Ferris

Burrell Arts Assistant PrincipalEmail:

Jennifer Pock

9th Grafe Assistant

Chaniqua Brown

10th Grade Assistant

Jesse Vigil

11th Grade Assistant Principal

Angelique Green

12th Grade Assistant Principal 

James Laing 

TOSA Maintenance and Operations 

Ryan Widemon 

Athletic Director 

Joseph Seitz 

11th Grade Dean of Culture

Chris Kelly

10th Grade Dean of Culture

Karl LaBorde

9th Grade Dean of Culture 

Tim Walter

12th Grade Dean of Culture 

Counselors &

 Support Staff

Mallory Byron 

9th Grade Counselor 

Rochelle Vigil

10th Grade Counselor

Danielle Groth 

10th Grade Counselor

Victoria Sandford

11th Grade Counselor

Vicki Helfer 

12th Grade Counselor 

Spencer Abrahamson

Concurrent Counselor

Raquel Cunnigham

11th Grade Counselor 

Maddie Martin


Karyn Singley-Blair 


Ted Bailey

ESS Social Worker 

Emily Burdo

AN Social Worker 

Autumn Crews

Social Worker 

Shauna Flege 

Social Worker

Custodial Staff

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      Head Custodian   

Educational Sign Language Interpreters  

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        *Joan Norman   *Julia Wicks       

Family & Community Support Staff

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College & Career Coordinator

Community in Schools Coordinator


Graduation Coordinator

Family Liaison

    McKinney Vento Advocate

Instructional Coaches

Deborah Abbott

Burrell Arts Instructional Coach

Jennifer Barstow

English Instructional Coach

Emma Jenkins

Math Instructional Coach

Casey Maphis

Social Studies Instructional Coach

Jennifer Henderson

CLDE Teacher Leader

Shannon Cosgrove 

CLDE Teacher Leader

Kitchen Staff

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Office Support Staff

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   Receptionist                                                                Counseling Clerk   

*Nevaeh Torres         *Karina Tavira

      Dean's Clerk                                                       Attendance Clerk

     Bookkeeper                                                           Athletic's Secretary

      Registrar                                                                Principal's Secretary 

Other Support Staff

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      E2020                                                     Technician  

         E2020                                           Athletic Trainer 


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School Nurse

Laurel Underwood


School Resource Officers

 & Campus Monitors

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 *Andres Cardenas

  Campus Monitors

     *Tony Elliott      Quinton Hosley

           *Joseph Hill        *Jaimison Johnson

        *Marcus Shelton      *Terrance Simmons



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Abbott, Deborah - Digital Photography

Kahn, Amy - Visual Arts

Kerlin, Joey - Visual Arts

Kolz, Nakaya - Animation

McCall, Kaitlin - Animation

Nease, Andrew - Film

Ruterbories, Shae - Ceramics


Chestnut, Monica - ELD Teacher

Murano, Anita Marie - ELD Teacher

Reicks, Sarah - ELD Teacher

White, Maria - ELD Teacher


Bartoli, Kalen - 11th English

Collins, Jessica - 10th English

Daley, Matthew - 9th English

Garcia-Olp, Michelle - 11th English

Gaur, Gabriel - 11th English

Grammer, Nick - 10th English

Lopez, Melanie - 10th English

Lyons, Brianna - 12th English

Manilla, Tessa - ENH English

Martin, Heather - 12th English

McGrath, Stevie - Burrell English

Nice, Karelee - 12th English

Stubbs, Kerrigan - 9th English

Tinnell, Lindsey - 12th English

Tyson, Ian - 12th English

Whiteaker, Alyssa - ENH English

Wright, Autumn - 9th English


Brady, Megan  - 10th Math

Butler, Carson - 11th Math

Caswell, Randy - 12th Math

Ernest, Hunter - 10th Math

Faulkner, Abigail - 11th Math

Funke, Cara - 9th Math

Graham, Michelle - 12th Math

Hunter, Daniel - ENH Math

McCalla, Sheridan - 10th Math

Nelson, Rhona - 12th Math

Pawlowski, Adam - 9th Math

Ramkumar, Gayathri - 12th Math

Rindfleisch, Alexandra - Burrell Math

Robbins, Amanda - 12th Math

Shutley, Michael - 11th Math

Tampubolon, Stefanus - 9th Math


Della Penna, Joe - Digital Music

Iverson, Donella - Choir

Jones, Kyle - Band/Orchestra

Keller, Katie - Performing Arts

Luce, Julianna - Technical Theater

Quiett, Alyssa - Burrell Arts Dance


Baum, Vincent - Fitness

Dirscherl, Barb - Swimming

Heldart, Mike - Lifetime Sports

Ryan, Rachel - Weights

Walter, Tim - Competitive Sports


Dana "Pete" Nielsen, Lt Col (R), USAF

David Presnell, SMSgt (R), USAF


Adenowo, Olu - 10th Science

Andersen, Shaine - 9th Science

Ariana, Nadia - 11th Science

Cannon, Robert Jr. - 10th Science

Gordy, Jessica - Burrell Arts Science

Haboush, Aubrey - ENH Science

Johnson, Joseph - 9th Science

 Langevin, Daniel - 9th Science

Lee, Josh - 10th Science

Nau, Jonathan - 11th Science

Panda, Suchismita - 11th Science

Secosky, Nora - Credit Recovery Science

Shruga, Lori- ENH Science


Boylls, Nicholas - 9th Social Studies

Chavez, Robert - 10th Social Studies

Derr, Christy - 11th Social Studies

Foster, Nicole - 9th Social Studies

Gonzalez, Marcelo - 10th Social Studies

Hoehne, Drew - ENH Social Studies

Hudak, Melissa - 11th Social Studies

Klee, Nicholas - 10th Social Studies

Monczka, Matthew - 9th Social Studies

Reinstedt, Nicole - ENH Social Studies

Rigot, Kevin - 12th Social Studies

Smith, Tyler - 11th Social Studies

Scott, Wade - Burrell Arts Social Studies

Wing, Mike - 12th Social Studies


Christy Bernal - Spanish

Madeline Goudy - French

Sulan Liao - Chinese

Rosa Santillan-Chia - Spanish

Joaquin Tejeda - Spanish