Your Teacher ~ Ms. Mortensen

About Me: 

I am a native to Colorado and grew up in the Arvada/Wheat Ridge area. I have one child named Dominick, he is 21 years old. 

I have been teaching for 14 years.  I started my teaching career with Americorps where I worked with "At Risk Youth " in the Denver Public Schools and Denver Public housing. I later worked at a K-8 school in Adams county called Stargate.  I went to Metro State University where I received a degree in Behavioral Science and Education while working as an administrator for the computer labs and Macintosh support.  I am currently working on my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instructions from Adams State. 

I am excited to work with the students here at Wheat Ridge, high school isn't as terrifying as I thought it would be.  The diversity here is a beautiful site. I look forward to getting to know the parents and the students in this community. 

When I'm not working here at Wheat Ridge you can also find me at Everitt Middle School.  You may see me hiking with my dogs, snowboarding, snowshoeing, gardening, riding my bike, or hanging out with my friends. I also happen to be a huge Game of Thrones fan!

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