Sunday, 28 May 2023, 12:15 AM
Site: Monte Vista On-Line Academy
Course: Monte Vista On-Line Academy (MVOLA)

Danielle Gibbs - Math Instructor

Mrs. Gibbs has been at the DELTA/On-Line Academy now for two years.  She is a native of Colorado and has lived in the San Luis Valley for 13 years.  After attending Adams State University for her teaching degree, she completed a MS-Ed in 2014 and is receiving her MS-Ed in Mathematics in 2021. 

Mrs. Gibbs began her teaching career as a 6th grade Language Arts teacher at Monte Vista Middle School and after a few years, taught 6th grade Math before transitioning to the MVOLA/DELTA to teach math!  While she is not as involved with the MVOLA anymore, she still will be teaching higher level math classes such as Pre-Calculus, Probability and Statistics, and any of the AP course for math. 

Outside of school, you can see Mrs. Gibbs chasing around her two kiddos.  Kael was born in December of 2016 and Kolter was born in September of 2020.  She loves to fish, hike, bowl and play sports! 

Dave Davoudlarian - School Counselor

Counselor Dave has been with MVOLA and the Delta Center since 2017. He and his family were previously in Alaska, where they had many adventures. Before that they lived in Minnesota. Dave and his wife are both from the Washington, DC area where they spent more than 3 decades before deciding to move on. 

Dave enjoys being outside with his wife, 3 daughters, and more than enough pets for a small petting zoo. Dave and his wife also own Alamosa Small Animals where they spend their spare time tending to reptiles, various arachnids, amphibians, and small rodents.

Dirk Oden - Science Instructor

Dirk Oden is a semi-retired former science teacher and prior director of the DELTA Center and On-Line Academy. In addition to fifteen years of teaching in the traditional classroom, he has worked in the online environment as a teacher, curriculum developer, or administrator for over twenty years. He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, and wildlife photography, and is an avid pickleball player.  He is thrilled to be teaching science this year for the DELTA Center and On-Line Academy.