Volunteer Spotlight: Marnie Michels

Hi, my name is Marnie Michels. My family lives in Westminster currently and have lived in Colorado for over 3.5 years. We are originally from Illinois. I am an online graphic designer professor and have two Siberian Huskies, one of whom is a therapy dog at Denver Health Systems. I enjoy spending time with family exploring the western part of the United States, snow skiing, teaching art classes at MPCS, and being with friends. I enjoy creating stained glass art, pottery, drawing, painting, fiber art, and mixed media. My husband (Dennis) and I have a 12-year-old in Ms. Hawk’s 6th grade class (Elena) and an 8-year old (Claire) in Mr. Erwin’s 3rd grade class.

How do you currently volunteer at Mountain Phoenix?

I am a room parent for Ms. Hawk’s 6th grade class and help with the various classroom events and some of the school events.

How have you volunteered in the past?

I redesigned the website a few years ago and enjoyed that quite a bit.

Can you share a rewarding or memorable experience from your volunteer work?

I have enjoyed meeting all of the new parents and enjoying the time to get to know each student and parent from the past three years my daughters have attended MPCS.

Volunteerism is important because…

Volunteerism is important because the school administration, body of parents, and students need the extra support to bring the community environment to fruition. Volunteers support the events and help bridge relationships between parents and teachers, administration and other parents as well.