We’ve all had teachers who inspired or challenged us at important moments in our lives. These teachers and supporting staff are truly special and, like all people who excel at their jobs, they deserve our sincere thanks.  AAK parents are encouraged to show their appreciation with a small token of their gratitude, such as a favorite candy bar, book, or snack food.

Mrs. D. Smith Kindergarten
Candy Bar Anything Chocolate without nuts!
Snack Food Popcorn, Cheese
Restaurant Sushi
Fast Food Chick-Fil-A
Beverage Coffee, fizz sticks
Chocolate or Fruit Both!
Type of Music Pop, Rock, and everything 90s
Desired Books Almost Anything, history, motivational, fiction, biographies
Entertainment/Hobbies Reading, video games, writing, hiking
Stores Target, Amazon, Dollar Tree
Sports Teams Mississippi State University
Classroom Items Mini Erasers, children’s books, cactus theme
Non-Monetary Items Sweet notes and pictures!
Other Favs: green, cats, dogs, health & wellness
Ms. Hall
Candy Bar Butterfinger, Twix
Snack Food Doritos, Hot Cheetos, Cheez-Itz Duoz
Restaurant Mod Market, King Soopers
Fast Food Canes
Beverage Caramel Macchiato, Chai Latte
Chocolate or Fruit Berries, Caramel Chocolate
Type of Music County
Desired Books Informational Habitat Books (Forest, Arctic, Ocean, Desert), Christmas Books, Rhyming Books, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie Series, There was an Old Lady Series
Entertainment/Hobbies Snowboarding, Hiking
Stores Amazon, Target, Costco
Sports Teams Broncos
Classroom Items White boards, clip boards, healthy snacks, clothespins,  washable markers, large classroom sets of washable paint, paint trays and brushes, paper mate felt tip pens, laminating sheets, cardstock colored paper, playdough, Scotch Tape,
Non-Monetary Items

Ms. Sloan  First Grade
Candy Bar Kit Kat
Snack Food Cheetos Puffs
Restaurant Gibbs Bagels
Fast Food
Beverage Unsweet Tea, Coffee
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music Oldies, 50s-90s
Desired Books Stephen King, Scary Stories
Entertainment/Hobbies Puzzles
Stores Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby
Sports Teams
Classroom Items magnets, push pins, velcro dots, card stock, color printer paper
Non-Monetary Items art work, cards, notes
Other Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel, Mid-Century Modern
Mr. K.Smith First Grade
Candy Bar Crunch
Snack Food Chips & Queso/Salsa
Restaurant Gibbs Bagels
Fast Food Qdoba
Beverage Non Caffeinated Tea, Emergen-C
Chocolate or Fruit Apples, Bananas, Dried Mango
Type of Music Pop Music
Desired Books Children’s stories, Young Chapter Books for kids
Entertainment/Hobbies Journals, Creative Things
Stores Target and Walmart
Sports Teams None
Classroom Items Cardstock, Velcro Dots, Laminate, Staples, Tape
Non-Monetary Items Classroom Artwork

Mrs. Cullen 
Second Grade
Candy Bar Snickers
Snack Food Chips
Restaurant Mojeaux, Restaruant 415
Fast Food Chipotle
Beverage Coffee, Tea
Chocolate or Fruit Any Chocolate or Fruit
Type of Music Queen, Wilco, Bob Dylan, The Beatles
Desired Books Non Fiction, Adventure Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Skiing, Hiking, Traveling, Reading
Stores Target, Knowledge Bound
Sports Teams Baltimore Ravens
Classroom Items Wobble Chairs, Books, Erasers
Non-Monetary Items Poems, Handmade Gifts from Students
Ms. Brown
3rd Grade Long Term Substitute
Candy Bar Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Snack Food Chips/Cashews/Mini Muffins
Restaurant I’m always trying something new
Fast Food Chick-fil-A
Beverage Coffee, Fruit Tea, Sparkling Flavored Water
Chocolate or Fruit Berries and Mango
Type of Music All Kinds
Desired Books realistic fiction
Entertainment/Hobbies Hiking, Painting, Reading
Stores Home Goods, Barnes & Nobles, Sprouts
Sports Teams N/A Boo
Classroom Items Plants!
Non-Monetary Items Sweet, Sweet Notes.

Ms. Poe
Fourth Grade 
Candy Bar anything chocolate w/out nuts
Snack Food Chex Mix
Restaurant Torchy’s Tacos
Fast Food Garbanzo
Beverage Sprite
Chocolate or Fruit Anything chocolatey!  (just without nuts)
Type of Music Rock N Roll
Desired Books Graphic Novels, Books in a Series
Entertainment/Hobbies Rollerskating and Rock Climbing
Stores Target, Amazon
Sports Teams Broncos, Dallas Mavericks, CSU Rams
Classroom Items Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards for worksheets
Non-Monetary Items Pictures/Paintings- I love student work!
Other I love flamingos!
Mrs. Schnell 
Fourth Grade
Candy Bar Dark Chocolate Dove
Snack Food Popcorn
Restaurant The Farm
Fast Food Canes
Beverage Celsius or Oat Mild Latte
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit
Type of Music Indy Folk and Rock
Desired Books Novels-4th-6th grade
Entertainment/Hobbies Polymer Clay
Stores Target. Etsy, Amazon
Sports Teams Soccer
Classroom Items Post It Chart Paper
Non-Monetary Items Thank you Notes

Ms. Fairchild
Fifth Grade
Candy Bar None!
Snack Food Potatos
Restaurant Anything!
Fast Food Wendy’s
Beverage Yerba Mates (mint ones!)
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit-no melons
Type of Music Anything!
Desired Books History Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Rocks, Plants, Games
Stores Not Target 🙂
Sports Teams Star Trek
Classroom Items Prizes. bigger scissors, short and wide bins to fit inside desks (18), student-use thin expo markers
Non-Monetary Items
Other No notebooks, goodie bag or souvenir pencils or pens, or candy
Mrs. Floyd Music
Candy Bar Chocolate!!!
Snack Food Little Crackers
Restaurant Blue Bird Cafe
Fast Food Wendy’s
Beverage Hazelnut latte
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate, yes! Fruit, yes! Just not together!
Type of Music jazz, klezmer, classical
Desired Books Historical Fiction
Entertainment/Hobbies plants, knit, crochet, reading, kayaking
Stores Target
Sports Teams None
Classroom Items Fun pens! Little Pads of Paper
Non-Monetary Items Handmade cards and notes

Mr. B Expressions
Candy Bar Milky Way Dark
Snack Food Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Restaurant McGraff’s (Loveland)
Fast Food Wendy’s
Beverage Coffee (any espresso drink)
Chocolate or Fruit Dark Chocolate
Type of Music Musicals!
Desired Books Plays for Kids, Children’s Books on Theater
Entertainment/Hobbies Loveland Laser Tag
Stores Trader Joe’s, Target
Sports Teams Dance-xD
Classroom Items Costume Pieces
Non-Monetary Items
Other Anything that could help expand our Expressions Program!
Ms. Andrejasich Art
Candy Bar York Peppermint Patties
Snack Food Mixed nuts
Restaurant Pinocchio
Fast Food Jason’s Deli
Beverage Pomegranate Juice
Chocolate or Fruit Dark Chocolate Nuts
Type of Music
Desired Books Drawing books for the art room
Entertainment/Hobbies ART!!!
Stores Target
Sports Teams I love the Olympics!
Classroom Items Soft Water Color Brushes
Non-Monetary Items Student art, signed! they may be famous one day!!!

Ms. Cole Special Education Teacher
Candy Bar Heath
Snack Food Popcorn
Restaurant Noodle Company
Fast Food N/A
Beverage Coffee
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate Covered Blueberries
Type of Music 80’s Country
Desired Books Drama/Western
Entertainment/Hobbies Anything Outdoors!
Stores N/A
Sports Teams Denver Broncos
Classroom Items Pens, Post Its, Magnets
Non-Monetary Items Quotes
Ms. Schlagel
Candy Bar Pay Day
Snack Food Sweet or Salty
Restaurant Anything Local
Fast Food Bindle
Beverage Coffee
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music ALL!
Desired Books School Improvement, Leadership, new suggestions!
Entertainment/Hobbies Camping, Family, Friends
Stores Target and Amazon
Sports Teams NA
Classroom Items Markers and Pens
Non-Monetary Items Anything hand made!

Mrs. Woods  Front Office/Registrar
Candy Bar Mounds
Snack Food Chips
Restaurant DC Oaks
Fast Food None
Beverage Tea
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music Celtic
Desired Books Kids Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Crafting, Baking
Stores Amazon
Sports Teams Broncos
Office Type Items Gel Pens
Non-Monetary Items Cards and Pictures
Other No Tree Nuts
Mrs. Kankel
Office Manager/Health Tech.
Candy Bar Kit Kat
Snack Food Cheese and crackers/Jerky/Trail Mix
Restaurant Bindle Coffee, Fox and Crow, Himalayan Bistro
Fast Food Breakfast
Beverage Whole Milk Lattes
Chocolate or Fruit Both
Type of Music All
Desired Books Cooking and Baking
Entertainment/Hobbies Cooking, baking, traveling, hiking, puzzles & movies
Stores Target, King Soopers, Local shops
Sports Teams CSU
Classroom Items Gel pens and mechanical pencils
Non-Monetary Items Notes, drawings, baked goods
Other Crazy Socks, Ceramic Mugs
Tracy Evangelista Community Learning Center Director
Candy Bar Mr. Goodbar
Snack Food Peanut M&M’s
Restaurant Penrose
Fast Food Chick-Fil-A
Beverages Dark Coffee
Chocolate or Fruit Dark Chocolate
Type of Music Punk
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Crochet, Crafts
Stores Target
Sports Teams Broncos and Astros
Classroom Items Frixion Erasable Pens (any and all colors)
Non-Monetary Items I am a giver, Give your time to organizations you love!
Other The erasable pens are life changing!

Ms. Trujillo Lead CLC Educator
Candy Bar Kinder Bueno
Snack Food Popcorn
Restaurant Any or Door Dash
Fast Food Any or Door Dash
Beverage Sparkling Water
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit
Type of Music Mostly Everything-no Bluegrass or Folk
Desired Books Coloring Books, Sketch Books
Entertainment/Hobbies All Mediums of Art, Crochet, Video Games
Stores Craft Stores, Gamestop
Sports Teams Avalanche
Classroom Items pens, sharpies, whiteboard, pencil pouches
Non-Monetary Items Cards, crafts, baked goods
Ms. Bayliss Speech Pathologist
Candy Bar Heath Bar
Snack Food Skinny Pop Popcorn
Restaurant Any Mexican food
Fast Food Chipotle
Beverage Kombucha
Chocolate or Fruit Love both!
Type of Music Folk, Indie, Blues
Desired Books Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Entertainment/Hobbies Yoga, basketball, painting, reading, hanging with my pup
Stores Target, Dollar Tree
Sports Teams OKC Thunder
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items notes, drawings, jokes!

Mrs. Williams
School Psychologist
Candy Bar Heath or Peanut M&Ms
Snack Food munchies like popcorn, pretzels, veggie sticks, trail mix, etc
Restaurant any
Fast Food Chick-fil-a, Qdoba
Beverage Vanilla Latte (hot or iced), sparkling water
Chocolate or Fruit dark chocolate
Type of Music
Desired Books When my worries get too big; late, lost and unprepared; mandala coloring books (for use with students)
Entertainment/Hobbies Hiking, spending time with my kids/family, date night
Stores Jax, Target, Hobby Lobby
Sports Teams CSU women’s volleyball (Go Rams!)
Classroom Items Colored pens, vis-a-vis pens, fun sticky notes, things kids can play with, blank  lined journals with kid-themed covers
Non-Monetary Items handwritten notes, artwork/pictures from kids
Other daisies
Mrs. Dennison Nurse
Candy Bar Milky Way
Snack Food Parmesan Cheese Crisps
Restaurant Longhorn Steakhouse
Fast Food Wendy’s
Beverage Coke Zero
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit
Type of Music 70’s and Country
Desired Books Keto Cookbooks
Entertainment/Hobbies Puzzles, Books, and Crosswords
Stores Target, Bath and Body Works
Sports Teams None
Classroom Items Ticonderoga Pencils
Non-Monetary Items

Ms. Brooke AAK Support Staff/CLC Educator 
Candy Bar Twizzlers or Twix
Snack Food Cheese Its
Restaurant Bj’s
Fast Food McDonalds
Beverage Diet Coke
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music Pop
Desired Books Any Book!
Entertainment/Hobbies Cheerleading!
Stores Target, Walmart
Sports Teams Chicago Cubs
Classroom Items Gel or Felt Tip Pens
Non-Monetary Items House Plants
Ms. Hannah AAK Support Staff/CLC Educator 
Candy Bar Peanut M&M’s, Swedish Fish
Snack Food Cheez-its
Restaurant Mexican or Indian Food
Fast Food Taco Bell
Beverage Dr. Pepper, Coffee, Tea
Chocolate or Fruit Both
Type of Music Rock, Punk, Indie
Desired Books Coloring Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Makeup, Photography
Stores Target
Sports Teams None
Classroom Items Stickers, Plants, Sharpies, Gel Pens
Non-Monetary Items Anything
Other I love plants!I love Halloween & Spooky things

Ms. Rebecca AAK Support Staff/CLC Lead Educator 
Candy Bar Butterfinger, M & M’s, York Peppermint Patties
Snack Food Pretzels
Restaurant I love all food!  Anything is great!
Fast Food Taco Bell, Dutch Bros, Starbucks
Beverage Coffee, Tea, Sprite
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate!
Type of Music Oldies, Pop, Rock
Desired Books Just No Fanatasy!
Entertainment/Hobbies Roller Skating, Baking/Cooking
Stores Target or Any Book Store
Sports Teams None
Classroom Items Dry Erase Markers, Pencils
Non-Monetary Items House Plants!
Other I love to collect mugs!
Ms. Bree AAK Support Staff/CLC Educator 
Candy Bar Hersheys with Almonds
Snack Food Salt and Vinegar Chips
Restaurant Luciel’s
Fast Food Chick-Fil-A
Beverage Cherry Coke
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music Country
Desired Books
Stores Target
Sports Teams
Classroom Items Expo Markers
Non-Monetary Items Brownies!

Ms. Fordyce AAK Support Staff / CLC Educator 
Candy Bar All especially with Chocolate
Snack Food Kettle Corn
Beverage Arizona Tea
Chocolate or Fruit All Chocolate
Type of Music R & B
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies RuPaul’s DR
Stores Curiosities
Sports Teams N/A
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Restaurant Red Robin
Fast Food McDonald’s French Fries
Ms. Hazel Velez CLC Site Coordinator
Candy Bar Snickers/Sour Patch Kids
Snack Food Funyuns/Hummus
Restaurant Local Restaurants
Fast Food Chik-Fil-A
Beverage Kombucha
Chocolate or Fruit Grapes
Type of Music All Kinds
Desired Books All Kinds
Entertainment/Hobbies Biking/Rock Climbing/Back Packing
Stores T.J.Maxx / Target
Sports Teams FSU / BUCS / Tampa Bay Lightning
Classroom Items Colorful Pens
Non-Monetary Items Cards and heart felt DIY’s
Other I love plants

Mrs. McIntire Occupational Therapist
Candy Bar
Snack Food
Fast Food
Chocolate or Fruit
Type of Music
Desired Books
Sports Teams
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Mr. Randall Facilities Manager
Candy Bar Kit Kat
Snack Food Jerky
Beverage Cold Brew Coffee
Chocolate or Fruit Dark Chocolate
Type of Music Reggae
Desired Books Anything Lord of the Rings related
Entertainment/Hobbies Playing guitar, composing music
Stores REI
Sports Teams Boston Red Sox
Classroom Items Pens
Non-Monetary Items High Fives and Fist Bumps!
Other Collecting Crystals and Gemstones
Restaurant Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Fast Food Wendy’s

Mr. Mike Custodian
Candy Bar
Snack Food
Chocolate or Fruit
Type of Music
Desired Books
Sports Teams
Classroom Items
Fast Food
Non-Monetary Items