Staff Directory Bios

Maritza Orozco & Kena Contreras

Dear Parents:

Hello! We are Maritza Orozco and Kena Contreras and we will be your child’s Kindergarten teachers this year.  We will be spending a tremendous amount of time with your child so we would like to take this time to let you know a few things about us.  This school year, there will be 2 licensed teachers in kindergarten.

My name is Maritza Orozco and this will be my first year as a teacher at Denver Language School.  I obtained my teaching license at Normal del Estado in Chihuahua Mexico and now also have a Colorado Teaching License.  I worked for 8 years as an elementary teacher in Mexico.  In the last four years, I have worked as a teacher assistant in the Jefferson County School District.  I am very excited to work with your child and use all the knowledge I have acquired over the past years to facilitate your students’ academic success.

My name is Kena Contreras and this will be my first year as a teacher.  I participated in the Stanley British Teacher Prep and taught as an intern in a kindergarten class and second grade class for a year.  Prior to that, I was in Pharmaceutical Sales for 13 years.  I have a B.S. from Arizona State University and a M.B.A.  I have a Colorado Teaching License and am also working on a Masters of Educational Psychology, through UC-Denver.  I am extremely excited to join the DLS team as a kindergarten teacher.  I look forward to a very successful school year for our students.

We look forward to a wonderful school year with your child.  We plan to make parental contact as much as possible, because you are the most important person in your child’s life.  Your involvement and support mean a great deal.  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make a difference in your child’s life.  If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us at Denver Language School, the number is (303) 557-0852.  Our school emails are ( and (


Best Regards,


Maritza Orozco

Kena Contreras

Spanish Kindergarten Teachers