Mr. Jorgensen

Phone: 719-649-5403

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

2001-2003 Master Degree, Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ 1985-1991 Western State University Gunnison, CO • B.A. Psychology with Emphasis in Secondary Education • B.A. History with Emphasis in Secondary Education • Professional Endorsement Secondary Social Studies

Mr. Jorgensen

Welcome Geography Students! 


I am very excited for you to learn about the world and its people. To begin let me tell you a little about myself. I grew up in Security and graduated from Widefield High in 1985 (GO GLADS). After high school I attended Western State University. In 1991 I gained Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology, History and Education. 2003 was the year I completed my Masters Degree in education from Grand Canyon University (GO LOPES). This is my 26th year teaching seventh graders. I must be crazy, but I really enjoy Middle School learners. It is so rewarding to have a student say, “I finally get it”.

Your community is my community. The people, recreation and landscape of our region make this a wonderful place to call home. I enjoy golf, watching sports, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and hunting. My family includes my mom, dad, brother, two sisters, three nephews, three nieces, three Labrador retrievers, my special lady friend and of course her dog. I am lucky enough to have regional friends ranging from fifteen to seventy years of age. This place we call home is terrific because people like you make it so great. Once a Spartan always a Spartan!

The first few assignments of the year will help you learn about the region we live in. We will learn about the amazing elevation of Colorado, the incredible animals of the Front Range, the diversity of the land around us and even the jobs people have that live in our community. As we acquire information about the area we live in we might even learn more about ourselves.

 The links below will connect you with our classroomgoogle page so you can see our plans and assignments

P-2 Gold Geography

P-4 Gold Geography

P-5 Gold Geography

P-2 Black Geography

P-4 Black Geography

P-5 Black Geography

Mr. Jorgensens Educational and Occupational History 

(719) 649-6403                                                                              Jorgensent@wsd3.org

EDUCATION

     2001-2003                   Grand Canyon University               Phoenix, AZ

         Masters of Arts Degree in Teaching

     2003 Gained Highly Qualified Science Teaching Rating     WSD 3

     1985-1991                   Western State Collage                   Gunnison, CO     

         B.A. Psychology with Emphasis in Secondary Education

         B.A. History with Emphasis in Secondary Education

         Professional Endorsement Secondary Social Studies

EXPERIENCE

     2009-2015                   Sproul Junior High School             Widefield, CO         

         Courses Instructed

                      o   Seventh Grade Eastern Hemisphere Geography

                      o   Seventh and Eighth Grade Environmental Studies

          Created and developed the seventh grade science intervention and enrichment advisory

2001-2009                   Sproul Junior High School                   Widefield, CO       

         Courses Instructed:

                      o   Seventh Grade Science

                      o   Eighth Grade Science

                      o   Advanced Sciences

                      o   Remedial Science

1993-2001                   Glenwood Springs Middle School         Glenwood Springs CO

         Courses Instructed:

                      o   Seventh Grade Science

                      o   Eighth Grade Science

                      o   Seventh and Eighth Grade Intergraded Studies

ACTIVITIES

  •          Football Head Coach 1993-2007
  •          Wrestling Head Coach 1995-2001
  •          Track Coach 1998-2001
  •          Student Council Asst. Sponsor 1993-2001
  •          Mentor New Teacher Training 1998-2012
  •          Knowledge Bowl Sponsor 1998-2012
  •          Geography Bee Sponsor 2010-2012
  •          Building Club Sponsor 2011-2013
  •          Scientific Angling Club Sponsor 2011-2013
  •          Play Bags to Learn Math Sponsor 2011-2013
  •          Chess Club Sponsor 2012-2013

HONORS AND AWARDS

  •          Nominated Disney Teacher of the Year 1999 and 2000
  •          Nominated McDonald’s Teacher of the Year 1997 and 1998
  •          Glenwood Springs Middle Teacher of the Year 1999 and 2000

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY 

All students can learn, all students learn in different ways and at different rates. It is a teachers’ job to accommodate for these differences to ensure the success of all learners. Success breeds success!