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Reading Team

Teaching and Learning Coach

Mrs. Katie Ackerman
Phone: 719-328-4940

Hi, I am Katie Ackerman and I am the Teacher and Learning Coach at Midland Elementary. Before moving to this position, I taught at West Elementary as a Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade teacher. This is my tenth year working in District 11. I currently have a Bachelor’s degree in Literature, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Reading Assessment and Curriculum.

I have one daughter that keeps me very busy with all sorts of activities. I enjoy crocheting, gardening, kayaking and camping. I love working with children and supporting teachers in schools.



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Mrs. Courtney Nohr

This is my 7th year working for D11. I was a district behavior interventionist for the past 6 years. I started my teaching career as a special education teacher for students with affective needs. I am currently part time at Midland doing MTSS and behavior support.  

I have a bachelor's degree in language arts for the middle and high school level, a master's degree in special education, and am currently testing for my BCBA licensure. I have a 4-year-old son who keeps me on my toes and a husband who works for the Fire Dept in Colorado Springs. We try to spend any free time we have rock climbing and camping in the mountains somewhere. 

I have spent the past 6 years working closely with the Midland Family and am very excited to be officially housed in the building! 


Mrs. Michelle Wenger

Michelle Wenger grew up in Colorado and loves the sunshine and mountains. She has three kids of her own and when she’s not at school or home with the kids you can find her on a mountain bike or trying out new restaurants with her husband and friends.

Michelle is a licensed teacher with a bachelor’s degree from CSU and a master’s degree from CC. She has taught 2nd and 1st grade and has worked as a math and reading tutor for students K-5. She is passionate about helping each student reach their fullest potential.


Mrs. Dawnelle Wynia

Hi, my name is Dawnelle Wynia and this is my 5th year as a reading interventionist at Midland Elementary but my 11th year doing reading interventions in District Eleven. Previously I was the director of a grant funded after school program. Teaching reading is my passion which led me to go back to Colorado College in 2012 to get certified as a dyslexia therapist.

I have a Master's in Teaching and a Bachelor's in Psychology. I have two amazing kids aged 15 and 18 and have been married for 21 years. Hanging out with my family, working out, hiking, reading, and cooking are some of my favorite things to do during my free time. Thanks for sharing your kids with us here at Midland!!!