- Community Schools
The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was. These champions make math exciting and words come to life through reading and writing, they stood beside you and cheered as you mastered kickball, that difficult note, or the masterpiece that needed a little finesse.
Although everyone’s school experience was different, teachers are the common thread throughout classrooms and schools. They are the first to welcome you to a new class, they spend extra time working through a challenging problem, and they give you a high five when you accomplish your goals.
St. Vrain is the proud home to nearly 2,000 teachers who spend their days preparing our students for the future. Join us in celebrating our teachers and learn what they enjoy about teaching, why they became teacher and what their favorite memory is from the days they spent as a student in the classroom.
Thank you to all of our teachers.
Getting to know:
Sanborn Elementary School
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Every day when you are a teacher is exciting and new. It does not matter what you have planned there is always something unexpected that leads to new discoveries, more questions or excitement of learning. It is a challenging job. Teaching encourages me to be compassionate, innovative and flexible.
Briefly tell us about the path you took to becoming a teacher?
I wanted to be a teacher from the time I was in elementary school. My own teachers inspired me to teach. My Mom was also a large influence in my desire to work with children. I helped her with her in home childcare during the summer and after school every day. I went to Adams State College to receive my teaching degree.
What is your favorite memory from when you were a student?
In fifth grade my teacher was Pat Weaver. She went to Hawaii during the school year and when she returned she brought us back souvenirs from her trip. We tried chocolate covered ants and wore shell necklaces that she brought for us. I loved that she thought of my classmates and I on her vacation.