7th Grade Merlin

Welcome to Team Merlin

Although Merlin was not a Knight of the Round Table, he was King Arthur's friend and most trusted advisor.  He is well known for being a magician, mentor, prophet and advisor. On Team Merlin we want to develop relationships between teachers and peers that inspire and motivate each other to be kind and successful. 

Your core teachers are:

Language Arts/Social Studies -- Shonda Kaspar

I am really excited to be starting my 22nd year teaching ELA and Social Studies on the Merlin Pod. I hold a BA in the Humanities and a Master’s Degree in School Leadership. I have had a diverse career. I have taught Elementary School, Art, Social Studies, and ELA. I also hold a principal’s license. This is my second year at CRMS and I love this community!

Math/Science-- Mrs. Laleyna Minasyan

This is my 11th year teaching, but my first year teaching in Colorado!  I moved here from Texas three years ago.  I am married and have two children, ages 5 and 1.  I also have a four-legged kiddo named Eugene.  He's a miniature Australian Shepherd.  I love teaching and enjoy building student relationships!  I have taught high school, college, and now middle school.  I truly love what I do!  Science and math have always been my most favorite subjects I took in all my years of schooling.  I am honored to be given this opportunity to teach my students!  I'm looking forward to this year!"

Health / Wellness--