Joleen Claessens


Hello! I am Ms. Claessens, the Registrar. I was born in Southern California and shortly thereafter moved to Hawaii. My family continued moving while I was growing up; I attended 14 different schools in five different states before graduating in 1973. This allowed me to learn about many people and cultures. I attended Pierce College after graduating from high school in California. Marriage and children became my life in the mid 70’s. I returned to college in 2000 attending Missouri Western State University and Clark County Community College, which became College of Southern Nevada; working on a History/Geography major and an English Literature minor.  I started working for the CCSD in 1986; I spent over 5 years subbing K-12. This is my 5th year working at Burkholder…probably the best gig ever…besides being a “grandmomma.” If you have any questions or concerns about Registration or Transcripts, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks so much and have a marvelous day!

Chelsea Allman


I'm Chelsea Joy (Allman), and I'm the new FASA. I was raised in South Carolina but there is no place like Nevada. I've heard so many wonderful things about this school, so I'm very excited to be a part of the team. In my spare time I enjoy playing video games and board games. I also love spending time outside, doesn't matter if I'm walking on a path or kayaking up a river. The most important things in my life are my animals, I have 4 tarantulas, 1 cat, 1 gerbil, and 2 dogs.

Kim Deputy

Attendance Office

Greetings Jaguars! I am Kim Deputy. I am an assistant to the Dean's Office, Attendance Office and Health Office. I was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in the Sacramento, CA. area. I went to High School and College in Tucson, AZ. I moved with my family to Las Vegas just before turning 21. I worked for the DMV for almost 10 years, and was a school crossing guard for 3 years with The City of Henderson Police Department. I started with CCSD in 2015. This is my 6th school year with my Burkholder family. I have a beautiful, smart and talented 10 year old daughter who wants to be a Doctor or a "Movie Star".

Teresa Sheffield

Campus Security Monitor

Coming Soon!

Steven Craig

Campus Security Monitor

Born in Santa Cruz CA, raised by wolves, traveled the world, I currently have only one wife and one daughter. I’m proud to serve and protect the students of Burkholder MS.

Dennis Gongos

Site-Based Technician

I am originally from Alaska, but I love living in Nevada. I take care of all of the technology on campus and keep the Chromebooks in tip-top shape. I have a wonderful wife and baby with another baby on the way. I am happy to be part of the Burkholder family.

Gail Girard

Kitchen Manager name is Gail Gerard, Kitchen Manager here at Burkholder.  Ive been with the district for 11 years..after moving here from California. I had a catering business in California before relocating to Nevada.  I went into private schools that had no lunch program and introduced them to our food services, starting their lunch program and stayed with them for a year.  I moved to Nevada to be closer to my family and have been here at Burkholder ever since.  I was the opening manager when the school was rebuilt and am still excited to call Burkholder my home.  

DeAngelo Walker

Head Custodian

Michelle Bryner

Instructional Aide

Howdy,  My name is Michelle Bryner and I'm from Sunny California, I moved here in late 80's so I feel like a Nevada native. I've been with CCSD for 6 years working as a SPTA III/ I.A. and love working with children.  This is my 3rd year at Burkholder M.S. I'm married with 2 sons.  In my off time I enjoy Yoga, reading, Genealogy, and hiking.

Nicole Stefanski

Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant

Hello Jaguars! I am Nicole Stefanski, Battle Born and raised here in Las Vegas, Nevada. I attended Vo-Tech which is now called Southeast Career Technical Academy and CSN. I have been in the school district for five years in the special education department. I am excited to be working on building a better future with our young adults.

Ryanne Mark

Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant

Hello Jaguars!! I am Ryanne Mark, I work in the FLS classroom with Ms. Mac. This is my 3rd year here at Burkholder and I love working here. In my spare time, I love to do anything outside whether it is playing sports (basketball or volleyball) or hiking/exploring.

Zoe VanDeVeer

Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant

Hello! My name is Miss Zoe and I couldn't be happier to be a part of the Burkholder Family. I work in the Autism Program as an SPTA and we have a blast in our class. I was born and raised in Nevada and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. Outside of school I enjoy drawing, painting, and pretty much anything art related! I hope to see you around campus. Go Jags!

Christina Armstrong

Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant

Hi I'm Ms. Armstrong. I work in Special Education and I love working here at Burkholder M.S! I was born and raised in Las Vegas where in 2015 I graduated from East Career Technical Academy. This 2020 I graduated with an Associate's degree in Secondary Education from College of Southern Nevada. I am currently working on my Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with a focus on History. I work here with my best friend, Ms. Lesley, of 11 years. I am looking forward to this upcoming year no matter the challenges ahead.

Richelle Vose

Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant

I was born in Jamestown, New York. I have lived in Colorado Springs and also here in Nevada. I love my family so much! My husband, my 15 ½ year old son, and our kitty cat. I hold an Associate’s in Elementary Education, a Bachelor's in Environmental Studies, and a Master’s of Education Specializing in Higher Education. I enjoy working with children.The children are our future. As we are theirs. I am so pleased to be part of a great team!

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