Mr. Tapia


Ms. Donahoo

Mr. Jay Tapia, Principal
970 674-5214

I am Jay Tapia the principal of Severance Middle School. This is my 21st year in education. I grew up in Pueblo and attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley on a football scholarship where I earned a degree in Finance and General Business. After school I worked for ITT Financial Services and Sherwin- Williams as a manager. I went back to UNC and earned my elementary teaching license and a masters degree in Elementary Education. I taught 4th and 5th grade for seven years before going into administration. I moved from elementary to the middle school level where I was an assistant principal at John Evans Middle School for two years and Windsor Middle School for two. We have an outstanding staff here at SMS and the best students in the country. I look forward to working with our students every day.

Mrs. Jessica Grable,  Asst. Principal/Athletic Director
970 674-5215

I joined Severance Middle School in 2013, I am currently the Assistant Principal and and Athletic Director.  I assist in day-to-day discipline and attendance issues as well as serve on many committees within the building.  I came to SMS from Windsor High School where I taught PE/Health for 7 years and was the Dean of Students for 1 year.  I look forward to contributing to the SMS wonderful staff and students every day. 

I have a wonderful husband, Dean, who teaches and coaches at Eaton High School.  Our three boys, Scott, Zac ad Will keep us busy with all their extracurricular activities.  We enjoy any kind of sport, playing in the water, skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, etc., riding horses and spending time together as a family.


Ms. Donahoo, Counselor
970 674-5222 

This is Ms. Donahoo’s 13th year in the Windsor School District. She spent four glorious years at Windsor Middle School as a School Counselor and Coach.  She is currently the School Counselor at Severance Middle School, as well as coaches Volleyball and Boys Basketball.  

Ann Donahoo grew up in Cortez, Colorado near the four corners area, where her grandmother and parents still reside.  After graduating High School from Montezuma Cortez High School, she went to Fort Lewis College and received a Bachelor of Art degree in Sociology.  After completing her degree she moved to New York and truly enjoyed exploring the East Coast.  In 2001 she moved to Denver and decided to pursue a degree in counseling.  Once in Denver she began attendance at the University of Northern Colorado (Denver Campus).  In 2005, she received a Masters degree in both School Counseling and Community Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.  

In her free time she enjoys playing sports, especially volleyball and tennis.  Ann spends the majority of her free time with friends and traveling to new places. She really enjoys reading (Twilight series and the Hunger Games series), music, concerts, and movies.

Renee Davis            Health Aide                           674-5212
Carole Gonzales      Administrative Secretary       674-5211
Jackie Jacoby          Building Secretary                 674-5210