Welcome to Hutchinson!
We are so excited to have you in Kindergarten!
I am a Colorado native and grew up here in Lakewood! I have an undergraduate degree from CU and a Master's in Teaching and Learning from CSU (conflicted, I know). I have three children, two step-children, a dog named Charlie, a cat named Lizzy, a guinea pig named Stan Lee, two goats - Melvin and Bear, and two horses -Tigger and Koda. I enjoy skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and traveling any time of year!
I believe in the wonder of children and find joy in the unique gifts of childhood. I want all children to feel empowered in their learning and capable of thinking critically, making choices, and solving problems.
Hello! My name is McKenna Turnbach and I am so excited to be teaching kindergarten this year! This is my fourth year teaching in Jeffco, but my ninth year working in the district. I started working at a before and after program through Jeffco when I was in high school. I worked there for a few years before finishing my Early Childhood Education at MSU Denver. I graduated in December 2018 and jumped right into the classroom. Last year I taught remote kindergarten at Hutchinson, and I am so happy to be back in the classroom!
I love going on trips to the mountains, spending time with my dogs, Moose and Dahlia, and wandering the aisles of Target.