Hello, everyone. My name is Stephen Wertz and I am truly excited to be returning to Maxwell Elementary . This year I will continue to serve on the leadership team as one of two Assistant Principals. I am excited to be working with my partners Mr. Khosravi and Mrs. Yates to give the students of Maxwell an incredible educational experience. I am a native of Colorado and received my undergraduate degree from Loretto Heights College before moving to New York City. I worked as an actor in and around NYC and all over the United States. Eventually I settled down and taught in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York State for thirteen wonderful years. I was a Music Teacher and Chair of the performing and fine arts department. A little over a year ago, I returned to my roots and my family here in Denver and found a home with DPS and Jessie Whaley Maxwell Elementary. I believe in educating the whole child with rich experiences in all academic areas: reading writing, math and the arts. I received my Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Music Education and received my Certificate of Advanced Degree in Educational Leadership from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. I enjoy traveling, cooking, the theatre and my two cats, Sophia and Harpo. I look forward to a great year. College Bound, Dolphin Proud.