School Leadership

Hillary Niebauer, Principal


My name is Hillary Niebauer and I am the principal at Morey Middle School. I am absolutely honored to serve as Morey’s principal. I have been at Morey for the last three years as the Assistant Principal and Principal Resident and I am thrilled to lead the amazing staff and students at Morey next year.

I have spent all 16 years of my educational career in middle schools. I was a 7th grade Language Arts teacher for 10 years and then an instructional coach, student advisor and school leader the last six years. I feel my experience has given me valuable insight into middle school kids and effective school leadership.

My husband, Joel, and I have been married 14 years and we have two daughters: Abigail (13) and Rayen (11). Both play competitive soccer, spend hours vlogging and love arts & crafts. When I get that rare moment of free time, I enjoy reading, watching sports (huge Broncos fan!), and heading up to my dad’s family cabin in Red Feather Lakes to fish.


Monique Roberts-Gibson, Assistant Principal 2019-20

My name is Monique Roberts-Gibson, and I am excited to be joining the Morey community next year as the Assistant Principal. My experience as a teacher and teacher leader has developed my passion for social justice, equity and culturally responsive teaching in the classroom. In both roles I have enjoyed supporting teachers and students in creating equitable and safe classroom environments for all learners. I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring my passion to the Morey community this Fall.

I have taught Literacy and Math for five years as an Interventionist and Special Educator from second to eighth grade, and I have been a teacher coach for one year. These experiences have taught me the value of building strong relationships with students and families in improving student achievement and school culture. It is critical that we put as much emphasis on culture and relationships as we do on instruction to create opportunities for success for all students.

My experiences as a Special Educator have taught me how different all learners are. Seeing my students put their trust in our learning community, and their productive struggle towards success drives my mission to create access for all learners in the classroom. These experiences have strengthened my belief that through strong relationships and high expectations schools are able to help all students achieve their success.

When I am not working, I like to participate in activities in the city and the mountains. In my free time I enjoy skiing, hiking, cycling, visiting art museums, and seeing new sites with my mother and my husband, Louis. I also like listening to music. I love many genres, from country, to hip-hop, to Danish pop music.

I look forward to getting to know you all as I transition into this role. I love meeting and learning about new people, and I cannot wait to get to know you all. I am often in the neighborhood, so if you see me please feel free to say hello.


Matthew Lunger, Dean of Culture

I am proud to serve as the Dean of Culture at Morey Middle School. This is my second year in this role and my third at Morey. Previously I taught secondary science in at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, FL and at Denver West High School. I place a strong emphasis on building and developing strong relationships with students, insuring that Morey is a place where students want to be, and where they can be successful. When I’m not working, I enjoy trail running, backcountry skiing, and spending time with family.