Vineland Middle ESS

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Mrs. Tomella Curran


I am mother of two sons, and a grandmother of 4.  I've worked in the Pueblo District 70 for 25 plus years.  My oldest son, wife, and two boys live in Montana and he runs a shop for Concord Energy.  His wife has always worked in the medical field and is currently finishing up her nursing degree.  My youngest son, wife, daughter and son live here in Pueblo and he owns his own business, Curran Firearms.  His wife also helps runs the business and has a business degree.  I have worked with children all of my life in one manner or another.  I love working with ESS students and helping them succeed is my greatest goal.

Mrs. Carla Mayfield


I am a mother of 3 boys and have been married for more than 25 years.  I enjoy paper crafts and being outside doing a variety of activities.  Working at Vineland Middle as an ESS teacher is a real pleasure.  Past careers included teaching English for 12 years and working as a newspaper editor.




Ms. Pacheco

I have been teaching in District 70 for nine years where I have taught Special Education at the preschool level all the way to the middle school level. I have also been a part of a center-based Autism program. This is my first year at Vineland Middle School.  I have a Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in Elementary Education from CSU-Pueblo, a Master’s degree in Education specializing in Special Education from CSU-Pueblo and a degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Hannibal LaGrange College. I love to spend time outdoors in the sunshine working in the yard, hanging out with my family or being in the mountains. I also enjoy craft and home improvement projects.

Mr. Richie Perko


Mr. Perko returns to VMS for his 3rd year.   He is a coach for the Pirates football team.  He helps organize and runTuff Mudders in his spare time. 


Mr.Dakota Stupar

Mr. Stupar is a proud Central Wildcat graduate.  He currently coaches football for Vineland.  This is his third year as a parapro for the Pirates.

Mrs. Melody Thomas
Howdy y'all...I am a transplanted Texan who has lived in Colorado for over 25 years.   I came to Vineland Middle to teach  FACS (Home Economics) in 2000 and transferred to the ESS (Special Education) department where I have been the ESS teacher since 2008.  

I have been married for more than 25 years and have three boys, a daughter-in-law and 3 AWESOME grandkids.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking drives in the mountains, making crafts and collecting antiques. I am looking forward to an exciting year with many new learning experiences in the ESS department. 

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The district offers CTE opportunities for students without regard to race, color, national origin, gender or handicap. The district provides an assurance that lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. Pueblo County School District 70 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, or handicap (disability) in admission or access to, or treatment, or employment in its education programs or activities. Inquiries about ADA, Section 504, and Title IX may be addressed to the Superintendent of Schools, 301 28th Lane, Pueblo, CO 81001