Mariana Obregón, Department Chair

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   My name is Mariana Obregón and I am so excited to be your Spanish teacher this year! I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I moved to Colorado in 1992 with my husband Fernando. We have two children Juan Cruz, 26 years old who graduated from Tulane University Law School, he lives in New Orleans with his wife Danielle and our adorable grandson, Noah who was born last May. Our daughter Milagros, 25, graduated from CU and lives and works in Denver.  I got my teaching degree in Argentina and I taught in first, third and seventh grade for six years before leaving to come to the United States. This is my seventeenth year teaching at PCKCS and I love sharing with my students the love for my first language.
I enjoy running, exercising and kayaking with my husband and spending time with my family. My favorite place in the world is my family ranch in Argentina where I grew up and spent my summers and weekends with my nine siblings riding horses.

I strongly believe that:

  • The student is the center of the educational process.
  • Education is the shared responsibility of the student, home, school, and community.

  • All students can progress.

  • Each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs.

  • Students learn best in a safe, orderly, and inviting environment that provides opportunities for success.

  • Students learn best when they accept responsibility for their education by being actively engaged with the teacher in the learning process.

  • Positive relationships along with mutual respect among and between students and staff enhance students' self-esteem.

  • Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of curricula, instructional approaches, activities, and assessments to support their learning.

All of my students should know that I have an open door policy, and I am available to them for help at carpool time.

Devany Bourdo
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   My name is Devany Bourdo and I’m so excited to be your Spanish teacher this year! I am a Parker native and went to Baylor University to receive a degree in Journalism and Spanish. While at Baylor, I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and fell in love with the culture, people and country. After graduation I moved back to Colorado and received my teaching license from the University of Colorado at Denver and this past fall I received my master's in Linguistically Diverse Education from UCD as well. I am looking forward to my fourth year at PCK and the opportunity to share my passion for the Spanish language with my students. I believe language opens doors to new ideas and perspectives and gives each of us the opportunity to reach out to our neighbor and make a positive impact. 
   In April, my husband and I welcomed our son into the world. Lorn Severin Bourdo was born April 5th and he is the light of our lives! We can't wait for him to join the ranks of students at PCK! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, practicing yoga, reading and visiting the mountains.

I strongly believe:

  • Every student can learn.

  • Students will follow my lead in creating an orderly & caring classroom community.

  • Students must be at the center of their own learning.

  • I can learn as much from my students as they can learn from me.

  • When students give their best, they can succeed.

  • Students will learn life skills and academic knowledge in my classroom.

  • Learning is fun.

I am always happy to help students! I am part time this year, working in the mornings so students can find me before school or by appointment.


Lorna Soto
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   Parker, Colorado has been my home for the past 18 years. My wonderful husband of 27 years and I have had the pleasure to raise our three children in beautiful Colorado. Our oldest son graduated from CU Denver, our daughter will be a junior at CU Boulder and our youngest is at PCK. We know he attends the best school in Douglas County School District!

   I earned my degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and attended the University of California, Riverside for my graduate work to earn my teacher’s license. I started teaching at the high school level in 1991 while living in southern California. After teaching for several years, my family relocated to Colorado. I continued to be involved in education and earned my Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix.
I am on my four year of having PCK as my “academic home”, but prior to this I had the pleasure of working for the Douglas County School District at the high school level. I am passionate about exposing children to different cultures and languages. It is my believe that this exposure will prepare our new generation to be competitive citizens of our global community.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about your student. It is an honor to be a part of your child's education.

Laura Lawritson