Mr. Buchanan, M.Ed
Principal - Middle School and High School
Kevin Buchanan is a Pueblo native and the proud father of two middle school-aged daughters. With over 13 years of experience as an educator in Pueblo, Mr. Buchanan has an extensive background in education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Health Sciences, Recreation, and Promotion, a Master’s degree in Special Education, 4 collegiate level engineering curriculum certifications, and a Colorado Principals license. Aside from classroom teaching, Mr. Buchanan served as a Gifted and Talented Coordinator and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pueblo Boys and Girls Club STEM Education Committee, Board of Directors for the IWILL projects, a local educational non-profit, and is a professional development facilitator for Project Lead the Way. Creating and delivering high-quality, researched-based instructional strategies for teachers, Mr. Buchanan has presented at educational summits in Orlando, Anaheim, Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Baltimore.
He has a long standing commitment to serving the Pueblo community and is excited to join the Pueblo Classical Academy in the PSAS network. Buchanan’s proven leadership in developing, managing, and growing STEM education coupled with his title as a national facilitator of professional development is complimented by his new leadership role at the Pueblo Classical Academy in the PSAS network. He is excited to branch out of the classroom and serve his community in a new capacity and welcomes all interested families to the Pueblo Classical Academy, Home of the Trojans.
Principal - Elementary School
Mrs. Abeyta is your PCA Elementary School Principal This will be her 11th year with the PSAS network and has been in education since 2001. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in History, a Master’s of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, and post-masters courses in History. She has a dual license in Elementary Education and secondary Social Studies.
Out of school, Mrs. Abeyta loves to read and is a mother of 3, all of her children have attended PSAS and the youngest will be joining Pueblo Classical Academy this fall. Mrs. Abeyta is excited about the opportunity to teach in a school that will “develop responsible citizens and critical thinkers through a classically based liberal arts program that focuses on truth, beauty, and virtue while emphasizing leadership and a passion for learning!" She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st / 2nd Grade
Ms. Colin, a native of Pueblo, has shared her love of classical education through teaching first grade at Great Hearts Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Thiebaut attended St. John’s College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with the focus in philosophy, history of literature and mathematics and science. Her love of learning grows each year, and she aspires to share that with all around her.
Ms. Aliyah Bragazzi is a first-year Para Professional. Before becoming a Paraprofessional, she was a 1st grade teacher aide at PSAS Fulton Heights for a year. She is a Pueblo native. Ms. Bragazzi is exhilarated to start her career in supporting the staff at Pueblo Classical Academy at PSAS. She is looking forward to meeting all the new students and acquiring new skills. Ms. Bragazzi is extremely caring and passionate; she is eager to connect and build relationships with the students. Outside of school she loves to play with her dogs, read books, and spend quality time with her family. She also loves to paint and color on her free time.
3rd / 4th Grade
Mrs. Makayla Guzman is a first year teacher at Pueblo Classical Academy at PSAS. Mrs. Guzman is a Pueblo West native. She is passionate about providing a quality, well rounded education for her students and equipping them with the skills and confidence that they need to move forward and lead successful lives as life long learners and critical thinkers. She is eager to help create a culture of compassion, strength and kindness. She looks forward to helping her students learn as well as learning from her students.
Originally from California’s central valley, Mrs. Green moved to Pueblo in the summer of 2021. She graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a BA in English and is a first-year teacher who is proud to serve her new community by enriching the minds of upcoming citizens. When not teaching, Mrs. Green enjoys going to concerts, taking her two rescue dogs on adventures, and spending time with her husband.
A veteran teacher well-versed in classical education, Mrs. Lang brings over 17 years of teaching experience to the classroom. She holds a master’s degree in English Literature from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in History from Grove City College. Mrs. Lang is certified in English, History, and elementary education. She looks forward to helping students to cultivate a love for what is worth loving—things that are good, true, and beautiful.
English / Language Arts (6-10)
Ms. Hall has taught and worked for the PSAS network for 16 years. She is a Pueblo native, and graduated from Central High School and then Colorado State University-Pueblo. Prior to becoming a teacher she received my degree in Mechanical and Civil Engineering. She then returned to school to become a teacher. She taught 5th and 6th grade at PSAS Jones for 16 years. She then moved to the Pueblo Classical Academy at PSAS to teach math in grades 6th through 9th. In her time at PSAS, Ms. Hall has hosted the annual PSAS Winter Craft Fair, cosponsored Student Council, and worked on the yearbook. In her free time Ms. Hall loves to craft, walk, read, watch movies, and spend time with her pet dog and cat.
Ms. Leyh is the 6th-9th grade science teacher at Pueblo Classical Academy. This will be her 20th year in education. She has been a proud member of the Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences network for the past 16 years teaching middle school science and reading. Ms. Leyh was in charge of the Southern Colorado Regional Science Fair for many years and is a proud co-coach of the multi-year award winning PSAS Design and Engineering team. Ms Leyh coached PSAS and Pueblo Ranger soccer for many years. She loves spending time with her friends and family, watching sports, traveling, and watching movies.
P.E. / STEM (5-7)
Ms. Ledesma is the PE/ STEM teacher for grades K-12 here at Pueblo Classical Academy. This will be her third year as an instructor in Colorado. She graduated with a BS in General Exercise Science with an emphasis on Physical Education K-12 from Colorado State University-Pueblo. For the past two years she was a Health teacher for Ersilia Cruz Middle school. She is excited to continue to share her knowledge and to continue to teach the importance of having virtue in the classroom but also in life. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her three dogs, being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.
Music / STEM (8-10)
Ms. Martinez has been a music educator for 13 years and serves as the Music and Art instructor at PCA. Born and raised in Pueblo CO, she found her love of music in the public school system at Pueblo South High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She began taking piano lessons at the age of 5 and began playing saxophone at the age of 10. Ms. Martinez began her career as an educator at PSAS Jones Campus and has several years of experience building and driving music programs to competitive levels known for award winning achievements as well as an avid background in Visual Arts. She continues to provide opportunities for students to excel including functions and events sponsored by CHSAA, Colorado Bandmasters Association, and NAFME (National Association for Music Educators).
Currently, Ms. Martinez is the chapter advisor of Tri- M at PCA, an honor society and community outreach program for middle school and high school music students. She has extensive experience with initiating chapters of Tri-M at 2 other schools before her current position at PCA. During her time outside of school, Ms. Martinez is a professional tenor saxophonist specializing in the Jazz, Funk, Blues and Reggae genres.
Social Studies (6-10)
World Language Teacher
Mrs. P is a first year sixth through tenth grade Social Studies teacher at Pueblo Classical Academy. She is a native of Louisiana and grew up in California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and is currently pursuing a M.ed in Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. P also served 2 years in an Americorps program, City Year Baton Rouge ELA/Social Studies for K-12. Outside of school, Mrs. P loves gaming, museums, and spending time with her dog.
Ms. Rassau is a World Language teacher, and this is her first year at PCA facilitating 6-8th grade Latin, and 9th and 1oth grade Spanish. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature/Rhetoric, with a minor in Professional Writing at CSU Pueblo. Her previous careers include Automotive Technology and Repair and Law Enforcement.
Ms. Rassau is originally from Boise, Idaho, but has lived in Pueblo West since 2011. She has a teenage son who attends Pueblo West High School. Her hobbies include classic cars, powerlifting, playing guitar, reading and playing golf.
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