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Welcome to a new adventure in 3rd grade!
I grew up in Woodland Park, Colorado and still enjoy living in such a beautiful area. I studied Elementary Education at the University of Northern Colorado. I gained my first two years of experience teaching fifth grade in Fort Lupton, CO. After that, I decided to take an exciting yet scary leap by moving to Khartoum, Sudan in Africa to teach fifth grade at an international school. I taught there for two years and felt privileged to meet some incredible people and see amazing things. I was happy, though, to return to this wonderful place I call home to continue my teaching career. After teaching in Harrison School District for two years, I am now ecstatic to be a part of the King-Widefield family, teaching third grade here for the third year. In my free time, I love to sing. I have sung in many public venues, including singing the National Anthem at a Sky Sox game and singing in different competitions around Colorado. I was the lead vocalist for a local heavy metal band and am now a vocalist in a local classic rock/blues cover band. It is my belief that everyone has the right to an education and to the success that one brings. In order for all students to learn, a culture of mutual respect in the classroom is essential. Students need to feel that they are valued. They should feel safe to take risks and share their ideas; they should feel encouraged to continue doing so, despite the roadblocks that they will inevitably encounter along their journeys. It is unacceptable for any student’s behavior to get in the way of the learning of another. Teachers, parents, and students must work together as a team with the shared goal of student success, so that students can reach their full potential as human beings and as learners. Each time a new school year begins, I know that a brand new adventure is beginning as well. I can’t wait for us to start this year’s adventure together with this wonderful group of third graders!