First Grade

Favorite Quotes

"Use the talents you possess. For the woods would be silent if no bird sang except the best! "~ Mrs. R.

"You are braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem and smarter than you think" ~ Mr. W.

"First grade means making new friends, learning new ideas, reading new books, solving new problems, playing new games, reaching new goals, making new mistakes, and having fun the whole way through." ~ Mrs. F.


Mr. Woltkamp

This is my 5th year teaching at Westridge and I am excited for the opportunity to provide a positive learning experience for your student.

I've been teaching elementary students for the last 10 years. I'm currently endorsed and have previous experience teaching K-5, Special Ed, ELL, and Gifted & Talented students. This knowledge and experiences has helped me to support your student learn and succeed.

Westridge reminds me of my childhood community school where the students have a great learning environment and culture along with the access to great enrichment learning experiences.

A little about me, I'm originally from around the Chicago area. I moved out here around 7 years ago to explore everything Colorado has to offer from climbing mountains to whitewater kayaking. When I'm not planning lessons or creating new projects I like to stay active.

Mrs. Rosenfelder

Welcome to first grade! First grade is an exciting year. I am Lauren Rosenfelder and have have been teaching first grade for awhile. I come from the New Jersey shore. I went to the University of Wyoming and moved to Denver when I married my husband, Michael. He loves to ski and I love the beach. So we moved to a place where he could ski in the winter and when we go on vacation we always go to a beach! I have two children. My daughter lives downtown Denver and owns her own FICO consulting business. My son lives in Seattle and works as a project manager. I have a standard poodle named Nitro. My husband is a pharmacist so we named the dog after a drug. I have a granddog named Finley. He is a cockapoo.

I love to cook, knit, and travel. I love football and the Rockies! I am an avid tea drinker and just love being around my classroom students. I think of them as my family.

First Grade Rocks!!!

Mrs. Fecht

I am Janet Fecht. I began my career in education as a paraprofessional at Westridge Elementary. It was at that time that I realized teaching was what I wanted to do when I grew up. I went to the University of Northern Colorado and was blessed to get my first teaching job at Westridge, where my children went, where I gained my love and passion for teaching, and where my granddaughter now attends.

I am originally from California, but moved to Colorado when I was 10 years old. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I am married to a wonderful man named Jim, and we have two beautiful daughters, Hannah (also a teacher) and Tessa, and the most amazing granddaughter, Addie. I love cats and have two of my own, Gracie and Bubba. I am an avid Bronco fan, which you know as soon as you enter my classroom. First graders are my passion and I will love your kids like my own.

First Grade is FABULOUS!

GO BRONCOS!