Dionne Haase comes to Gilpin Montessori with 15 years of teaching music in Jefferson County. Dionne graduated with a B.E. in Special Education, and is highly qualified in music. Dionne has been a board member for the Colorado Elementary All State Choir for the last 5 years and a member of Voices West, an audition choir for the last 7 years. This past December Dionne sang with Central City Operas’ production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, as a member of the chorus. Dionne has also accompanied high schools for their Spring musicals, most recently Grease and Shrek. Dionne was on the organizing committee at her last position that helped her school become a National model for Extended Learning Time schools. Dionne is excited to join the Gilpin staff and bring varied musical experiences to her students, and become a contributing member of the community.