Welcome to

4th Grade!

Mrs. Ott and Mrs. McDowell

Mrs. Ott

I have been in education for 22 years. I started as a substitute teacher for five years, and then got my first classroom teacher position in 2007. I have taught Kindergarten – Fourth grade. I was a stay home mom for 12 years prior to teaching, and started my professional career creating the advertising for John Elway’s automotive franchises many years ago. I have a BA from Michigan State University and an MAEd from University of Phoenix. I have been married to my husband, Robert for 31 years and we have three sons , Alex (28), Andrew (25) and Adam (22), and a new daughter-in-law, Sarah!

These are a few of my favorite things:

Birthday: June 30

Family: Mr. Ott &  my three sons

Color: Dark Purple

Beverage: Chai tea

Dessert: Cheesecake

Music: U2 (it’s a small obsession…) 

Restaurant: Chipotle

Hobbies: Collecting cows & tea pots

Flower: Yellow roses

Travel: Mexico & Oregon

renee.hartwig-ott @jeffco.k12.co.us

Mrs. McDowell

Hello! My name is Deborah McDowell and this is my 18th year as an educator. I love working and getting to know kids. I have taught first, third and fifth grade. I am so excited to be here at Stony Creek and can’t wait to start the year with your child. I am married and have 3 boys. Their ages are 18, 13 and 11 years old. All are actively involved in sports and keep us quite busy. I also enjoy cooking, baking, watching movies, the Colorado outdoors and spending time with family. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. I look forward to partnering with you to help make your child’s fourth grade year a great success!

These are a few of my favorite things:

Restaurant: Chili's

Color: Purple

Beverage: Iced Coffee

Dessert: Chocolate pie

Season: Fall

Movie: Grease

Book: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo