The Achieving with Individualization and Modification (AIM) program at Fireside is an Intensive Learning Classroom. This program is designed for students who have autism and need significant accommodations or modifications to the curriculum along with the support of a behavior analyst to shape behaviors toward learning. Students work on a combination of academics, social skills, communication, physical motor skills, and daily living skills both inside and outside the general education setting with a focus on developing skills to support them in an inclusive environment. The AIM program is staffed with one teacher and four paraeducators to support students, as well as a support team including a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), a speech language pathologist, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, and a school psychologist who collaborate to develop programming to build on students' strengths and support their individual needs.
I am really grateful to join the Fireside Team!
I am from Japan. I moved to Colorado about 15 years ago. I live in Broomfield with my husband and 4 kids.(twin 8 year old girls, 13 year old girl and 15 year old boy). In my spare time, I enjoy painting, which makes my mind feel refreshed.
In Japan, I worked mostly in the service industry such as Airport, Language school, Bank, etc. I worked as a Food service assistant at Kohl Elementary School the last 2 years after a long break from working outside the home. I have always worked with my sincere hospitality and care with compassion.
Now I am ready to serve to the Fireside community. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone!
Louisville has been my home for 17 years. I have raised my three children here in this bright, evolving community, and I am so happy to be working at our local neighborhood school. I received my masters at Naropa in Contemplative Psychotherapy. I have worked with students and families in various BVSD schools through the Boulder Mental Health Center. I started an elementary school in Boulder that ran for just 5 years, which was a great adventure and a sweet start for my children’s education. Most recently, I have worked for two behavioral centers serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and look forward to bringing all that I have learned and my genuine enthusiasm for this field and education in general , to the new Fireside AIM program. I am honored to be working for and with this wonderful Fireside community.
Hi! My name is Kristy Kojcsich. Here’s a little bit about my background…I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Special Education Generalist teaching license. I have worked with young children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities for the past 17 years in a variety of settings including community, home, school, and clinic. I value evidence based practices, learning from colleagues and mentors, being a team player, and collaborating with all team members to achieve optimal outcomes for an individual.
During my free time, I enjoy caring for my 2 furry pals, Ollie (Dachshund) and Tanzania (kitty), gardening and populating my house plant collection, fitness activities, and creating new adventures with my significant other, Craig. I’m excited for the opportunity to help support the opening of the AIM ILC classroom and look forward to being part of the Fireside team!
Hello, I am so excited about becoming a new member of the Fireside team. I have worked in education for the past thirteen years, ten of them were in Aurora as a general education para as well as a literacy and math interventionist. For the past three years I have been lucky enough to join the BVSD family and work in two amazing buildings where I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing students on the spectrum as well as students with various intellectual disabilities.