Welcome to another great year at Ryan Elementary! This will be my 10th year teaching 2nd grade and I am thrilled to be working alongside such a wonderful team of educators. I started as a student at Ryan which makes me an original HawkSTAR! I am so grateful to be part of such a dedicated and supportive community.

My path to become an educator started at the University of Colorado Denver where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I continued my passion for education by going back a second time to receive my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Aside from teaching, I love spending time with my husband, my son Liam, and our energetic Lab Retriever, Bentley. Being a Colorado Native, I love experiencing what our beautiful state has to offer. I enjoy spending time outdoors, going fishing, and attending sports games.

I look forward to another great year in second grade!

Ms. Oughton


This will be my fifth year teaching at Ryan Elementary, and my second year teaching Second Grade! I am so excited to get to revisit and read some of my favorite Second grade stories.

Formerly, I was the Director for Ryan's School Age Enrichment program. I ran the SAE program for two and a half years and fell in love with the Ryan families, the staff, and the school. I wanted to be even more a part of the community so I enrolled in Grad school to receive my Masters degree in Elementary Education, and the rest as they say is history!

I have a wonderful little family consisting of my fiance, Steven, and a toy poodle named Charlie, they are my whole world. I love to do anything outdoors and I love to read. I am over the moon about getting the opportunity to teach your children, and hope I can help them love learning as much as I do!