First Grade

Meet Mrs. Leslie

Hi! My name is Jen Leslie and I am so excited to be your teacher this year!  This will be my 15th year teaching and I can’t wait to spend another year teaching and learning from you!  I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades.  When I’m not at school I love going on adventures!  Backpacking in the mountains and exploring new countries are some of my favorite things to do.  I also like to see silly things when I take road trips. I have a 1-year-old baby named Annie, so be ready to hear a lot of stories about her!  I am so very excited to get to spend the year with you and I look forward to all the adventures we will have together in 1st grade!

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Mrs. Leslie's Voicemail: 303-982-5143  

Meet Mrs. Rodgers
My name is Tanya Rodgers. I am a Colorado native. I love living here and enjoy the natural beauty of our state. I decided I wanted to be a teacher when I was 5 years old, and I never changed my mind. I have been at Peiffer for a long time! I student taught here in 1990, and I am still here, so you can do the math if you'd like to. I have taught all grades from Kindergarten through 4th grade. I love having this perspective as I teach my students. I know where they've been, and I understand where they are going. I love calling Peiffer and this special community my home. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the Metropolitan State University and my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 32 years. We have an adult son, who is a former Peiffer Panther. He is working to become a cyber security specialist.  I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, and working with technology. I am excited for the 2020-2021 school year! Thanks for sharing your precious little ones with me. I know we will have a great year.

Mrs. Rodgers' Email:
Mrs. Rodgers' Voicemail: 303-982-4803