Welcome 5th grade parents! I very much look forward to meeting all of you and partnering in your child's education this year at Mortensen. It is sure to be a fantastic year of learning and growing together.
This is my fifteenth year teaching at Mortensen and I have been teaching 5th grade for many of those years. I've also taught both 4th and 6th grades.
Teaching is a second career for me and I truly enjoy my chosen profession......especially 5th graders! In my previous life (before teaching), I worked in the field of civil engineering as an inspector, constuction supervisor, surveyor and estimator. This past experience provides me with a knowledge base to share with kids and perhaps inspire them to think about career possibilities for themselves.
On a personal note, I have been married for 31 years and have raised 3 children: Emily who is 30 and lives in Israel with her husband, Charlie who is 28 and lives in Denver with his wife, and Chelsea who is 23 and lives in Westminster. All three have graduated from CU Boulder and are on their own....but luckily they come home often ( to cuddle up with our sweet little dog Rudy!)
5th grade is such a special year....the last year at Mortensen, and we are sure to become a "family" together. Thanks for sharing your children with me and may 2018/19 be the best school year ever!