Araceli O'Clair

ELA-S Literracy Intervention

Picture of Araceli with her dog



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Husband, Daughter, Gabriella (14) and Son, Kelsen (12), 2 dogs


  • Worcester State University – Bachelor of Science, Urban Studies
  • University of Colorado Denver – Masters in Linguistically Diverse Education, with a concentration in Bilingual Education
  • University of Denver – Ritchie Program for School Leaders 

Why I work in education:

I work in education because I love working with students and staff!  Human development is fascinating to me and I find much joy in witnessing the magic of learning in a child’s eye.  I am especially committed to supporting children whose family comes to the United States from a different country. As a child of immigrants from Mexico, I hope to be a support not just for students, but for families as well.  

Educator since 2002 in the following roles:

Aurora Public Schools: Paraprofessional

Denver Public Schools: ELA-S Teacher, ELA Instructional Specialist, Assistant Principal, Principal, ELA-S Intervention Teacher

Hobbies/In my spare time: Paddleboarding, Camping, Hiking, Star Gazing, Lounging, Travel

Something you’d be surprised to know about me: I serve on two non-profit boards: Vuela for Health and Whole School Leadership