My name is Amanda (Mandey) Kay. I absolutely love teaching and am so excited for the upcoming school year! I student taught in First Grade at Ryan in 2019. I am incredibly honored to be returning to Ryan as a Kindergarten teacher. Kindergarten is such an amazing year full of academic, social, and emotional growth and I am so thrilled to be on this journey with your child! I believe that every child can learn given the right environment and I truly look forward to getting to know each and every one of my students this year.

I am a Colorado native and attended Jefferson County schools through high school. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Colorado Denver and my Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

My husband, Eric, and I currently live in Westminster. We have a ¨fur baby¨ named Apollo who has a lot of energy! When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, camping, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.

I look forward to a wonderful year teaching your child!

My name is Karen Meier and I am so excited to be teaching kindergarten this year! Teaching is my passion; I am so lucky that it is also my career. I have taught for 22 years, mostly in first grade and this is my first year as a Ryan Hawk.

Kindergarten is a magical time of growth, both academically and socially and I am honored to share this adventure with you and your child! I am a lifelong learner and I strive to instill this same love of learning in all students. I encourage students to use their own natural curiosity to question, problem solve, discover and learn by sharing ideas with one another.

I am a Colorado native, but have spent the last few years in Mesa, Arizona. I attended Jefferson County Public Schools through high school, got my Bachelor of Arts in Technical Journalism at Colorado State University and then got my Master of Arts in Teaching at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon.

When I’m not teaching, I love to read, hike, camp and go on adventures with my three dogs (Wrigley, Ralphie and George,) so I am excited to be back in Colorado.

I’m looking forward to watching your child bloom!



MIss Karen Meier

karen.meier@jeffco.k12.co.us