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Aquila previously taught kindergarten and currently enjoys challenging the 4th-6th grade students to think outside the box, seek God independently, plan for their futures and challenge themselves to do their best work in all things. She currently serves as the Student Success Coach to help students and teachers identify students who need additional supports, services or accommodations to succeed academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and developmentally. She holds a B.S. in Political Science from Troy University, and an M.P.A. and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University. As an attorney and entrepreneur, Mrs. Jinkins brings her experience and expertise into the classroom to provide perspective and unique learning opportunities for her students. Mrs. Jinkins is a proud wife and motherwho enjoys learning Korean, teaching Spanish, and traveling through missions and vacations to places like Honduras, Costa Rica, South Africa, France, England, India, and Mexico.
ADELAIDA DE CLARO CATALINO, KINDERGARTEN TEACHER:
ADELAIDA DE CLARO CATALINO was born in Taal, Batangas, Philippines. She is a Foreign Exchange Teacher involved in a project between United States of America and Philippine Government wherein teachers from different countries can apply for a teaching position in the USA. Exchange Teachers are not only in the USA to teach, but also to share their cultural values and vice versa. Adelaida finished her Bachelor of Elementary Education degree at Rizal College of Taal, in 2002. During this time, she also taught preschool children at Our Lady of Caysasay Day Care Center. After graduating, her family moved to Taguig City, and she taught K-5th grade. In June 2006, she changed jobs and taught first grade at Upper Bicutan Elementary Public School for 16 years. During this time, she earned 27 units in Educational Management toward her master’s degree at Taguig City University. During her tenure at Upper Bicutan, she received a loyalty award. Adelaida moved to the United States and became a Foreign Exchange 6th grade teacher in White Sulphur Springs School in Meagher County Montana, USA. Adelaida then applied for teaching position at Inner City School (ICS) in January 2023. Surely God intended her to teach at ICS because the school had been looking for a kindergarten teacher for a long time. Adelaida is married and a mother of 3 adult children and one grandson. She enjoys singing, dancing, and cooking. Adelaida is so grateful to Ms. Graham for the opportunity to teach at Inner City School.
Victoria Medina, Office Assistant:
Victoria Medina was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She has three sons and fourteen grandchildren. In 2009, Victoria moved to the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico and earned her Associates degree in Computer Science at Luna Community College. Victoria moved back to Colorado in 2021 and plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. She found a wonderful community at Thrive Church and attends regularly with her family. After returning to Colorado and working several jobs, Victoria asked God for the help to find a forever career home, and God led her to Inner City School. Ms. Graham and the Inner-City family welcomed her with open arms. Victoria feels truly blessed and strives every day to be the person God wants her to be. She loves swimming, taking her dog for walks, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Christine Madrid, Elementary Teacher:
Chris is the 2nd and 3rd grade teacher at Inner City School. She has a B.S. in Bible and Christian Education from Houghton College and an M.A. in Elementary Education from The Colorado College. She has taught for over thirty years in Christian schools in the Denver metro area. She has five children and a host of grandchildren. Besides teaching she enjoys studying the Bible, reading, cooking, playing tennis and pickle ball, and discovering yet unvisited places in Colorado with her husband Thom.
Angel Robinson Garrett, Office Administrator and Day Care Program Director:
Though a native of Denver, CO, Angel spent most of her childhood through young adulthood living in Pasadena, CA. She attended both the University of Colorado-Denver and UCLA. Angel worked in the banking and finance industries prior to beginning a career first as a stay-at-home mom in 2005 and then as the head chef at a local childcare facility. When her son was in 2nd grade, she was looking for a Christian school that would teach him structure, build character, discipline, have small class sizes, and gives him the tools he needed to be successful. ICS provided all of these tools and then some. Little did she know that this was the Lord's way of changing her career yet again. In 2017 she received her Director's Certification and is continuing her education in ECE, and has been dubbed the “chef” for the staff. Angel is married and has one son. She enjoys her job, loves the staff, and kids. She is extremely grateful to work for ICS as the office administrator and Day Care Director.
The Inner City School staff are dedicated and loving individuals who care about the future of our children.
Carolyn Lowe, Substitute Teacher:
Carolyn was born in San Bernardino, California. At the age of 13, her family moved to San Francisco, California. She retired from Safeway Stores, Inc., and went back to school. She graduated from Cal State University Hayward in 2003 with a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies, and a minor in Ethnic Studies. In 2005, she moved to Brighton, Colorado, and worked at the Academy of Charter Schools before joining the ICS staff in 2008 as the 1st/2nd-grade teacher. Carolyn retired from full-time teaching at ICS in 2020, but continues to volunteer and substitute teach anytime she is needed. Carolyn has three sons and eight grandchildren. Carolyn truly enjoys being surrounded by such loving staff and a great bunch of eager students. She thanks God often for leading her to such a unique school.
Aquila Jinkins, Elementary Teacher/Student Success Coach
Jacquelyn Graham, Principal and Executive Director:
Jacquie was born and raised in California. She attended City College of San Francisco before moving to Denver. She received her B.A. degree in Communications from Metropolitan State College, Denver in 1981. She began her career in education in 1993 teaching High School English, History, and Bible at Cedarwood Christian Academy and Heritage Christian School. In 1998, she switched careers and work in full time ministry at her church as the Administrator for 10 years. In 2007, Ms. Graham received a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Colorado Christian University and joined the Inner City School staff as Principal/Executive Director in January, 2008. Jacquelyn enjoys missionary work and has traveled extensively overseas. One of her passions is to take students on overseas missions trips. Jacquelyn has three grown daughters and nine grandchildren. Ms. Graham believes that God directed her to Inner City School and her love for the staff, families, and students grows richer and deeper with every passing year.
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.Tammi Boston, Early Childhood Education Teacher:
Tammi is originally from Alabama and moved here with her family from Biloxi, MS in 2015. She attended Tuskegee University and studied Architecture. While in college, she served in the U.S. Army reserves 718th Engineering Company stationed at Fort Benning, GA. She is married to Pastor Timothy Boston. She is the proud parent of three children: Jordan, Ronna, and Jaylon (deceased). Tammi is a member of Jubilee Word of Faith Outreach church and teaches in the children's ministry. She also serves as the Ignite Youth Dance Ministry choreographer. In her spare time, She loves to learn about different cultures through traveling, reading, and trying new cuisines! She is honored and thankful to be a part of the Inner City Staff.