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AMPS: Art, Music, & P.E.

Movement, creativity, self expression, all important pieces of early childhood education. Wilmot Elementary is proud to provide Art, Music, and Physical Education for all students. Once a day, students will participate in one of three “specials.”  Each classroom teacher provides families with a calendar that includes the rotating schedule so students can dress for a mess, a dance party, or a lap around the school.

Liz Marcus
Art Teacher

Liz Marcus

Email: elisabeth.marcus@jeffco.k12.co.us
Voicemail: 303-982-5362

Bio: With more than 14 years of teaching art, Liz has adopted a unique curriculum. Based on TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) and the Studio Habits of Mind, students develop creative problem-solving skills, perseverance and critical thinking while using the classroom as their open studio. They develop and plan their own projects to incorporate the artistic concept they're studying. This approach to art education transcends the bounds of art and promotes skills kids can take with them for life. As a result, Liz has been recognized as 2018 Colorado Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Liz also brings art directly to the community. Together with Evergreen elementary students, teachers, and community members, she organized, designed and painted the mural that graces the tunnel wall between downtown and Evergreen Lake. Liz grew up in Jeffco and is a Bear Creek High School graduate. She lives in Evergreen with her husband and two sons.


Sylvie McMenamin
PE Teacher

Sylvie McMenamin
Email: sylvie.mcmenamin@jeffco.k12.co.us
Voicemail: 303-982-5369

Bio: With her endless amounts of energy and love of pretty much any sport or outdoor activity, Sylvie’s passion is teaching kids to be active. Sylvie started out as a kids ski instructor during the winter and an outdoor adventure trip leader during the summer. It’s these experiences which made her realize she wanted to teach. So, she received her Master’s Degree/Teaching Certification at Prescott College, while adding a PE endorsement at Metro State College of Denver. As a certified ski instructor, D licensed soccer coach, and letters in Field Hockey, Soccer, and Track and Field, Sylvie draws on her own achievements to keep lessons fun yet purposeful. Originally from California, Sylvie and her two daughters are settled in the foothills and can be found skiing in the winter or biking in the summer.




Mrs. Abby
Music Teacher

Abby Lantz
Email: abigail.lantz@jeffco.k12.co.us
Voicemail: 303-982-3035

Bio: Abby’s goal is to share and foster a passion for music by getting instruments into her students' hands right away, creating music from day one. Throughout the year, her students perform their music in front of family and friends. Abby loves watching them on stage and giving them the experience of live performance. Abby herself is an accomplished vocalist having performed all over the world in places like Peru, Cuba, and the Czech Republic. She grew up in New Hampshire and went to Tufts University for her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Music and Gordon College for her masters degree in Education. She’s been teaching music and Spanish for more than 15 years. Aside from music, Abby is a fierce ice hockey competitor and coached her high school varsity girls team back east. Abby lives in Golden with her two kids and husband and spends her free time enjoying Colorado's outdoor adventures