Hello, my name is Bryan Ardan and I am very excited for my 5th year at Kyffin and my 13th year of teaching. I've been teaching 5th grade at Kyffin the last four years and am looking forward to embarking on a new journey in 4th. I've taught everything from 2nd grade to 5th grade, which is helpful with vertical planning of lessons. During my time at Kyffin, I received my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and my GT endorsement. I love my job and look forward to every day that I spend at this amazing place. I look forward to getting to know all of your children and facilitating their learning this year.  

I love Colorado! I wasn't born in Colorado but moved here at a young age and only have early memories of living here. I've tagged myself a "Born Again Native." I enjoy spending my free time running, golfing, skiing, and watching Colorado sports. However, I do have a 3 1/2 year old son that takes up most of my free time these days!

Every child is unique and can learn and grow as a student and a person. My desire as an educator is to foster student learning through differentiated instruction so each child can learn beyond his or her potential. Students in my classroom learn in a safe, positive, and easily accessible learning environment. Learners become responsible participants of the classroom through my high expectations and student goal setting. I believe in consistently incorporating proactive, positive, and instructional management strategies. Your child is important. I care about each student enough that I will learn when he or she shines or needs a boost. I will be there to give a helping hand when needed, as well as a reminder when he or she isn't performing at his or her best. My class will be enjoyable and challenging but students will never be unsupported.

Effective teaching requires collaboration between teachers, students, and parents to provide the best for the student. Support your child by asking them leading questions that will push them to think and problem solve for themselves. I look forward to working with you this year to better serve your child's education. Please feel free to contact me through email at bardan@jeffcoschools.us.