Hello Smith Community!! My name is Gwynne Cortelli and I am so excited to be one of the new Special Education Teachers here at Smith Elementary. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio but I have been living in Colorado since 1995. I currently live in Golden and LOVE the trails being so close to home. I hold a Masters of Education degree from Kent State University and a Bachelors of Science in small business management from The University of Vermont. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel and spend a year of my college career in Australia. This will be my 14th year teaching special education and my first year with Denver Public Schools. I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, camping, running, snowboarding, and cross country skiing. Since I don't have children of my own, my students become my kiddos and I am so grateful for them all. We are going to have an epic year here at Smith Elementary! Go Jaguars!!!