Meet the Teachers


Ms. Lilly Hansing

Lilly Hansing has taught elementary school since 2001, and this is her second year at Swanson. Prior to Swanson, Ms. Hansing taught various grade levels in New York City, San Diego, and Longmont, CO.

Ms. Hansing holds a master's degree in Education and Psychology from Columbia University Teachers College and a bachelor's degree in Education from New York University.

Ms. Hansing enjoys traveling, hiking, swimming, and dancing. Some recent adventures brought her to Cuba, Hawaii, and the summit of Mount Saint Helens! She performs swing dance routines in the Denver and Boulder area, and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family.

The best way to contact Ms. Hansing is by email at lhansing@jeffco.k12.co.us .

Ms. Grace Diekman

This will be Ms. Grace's first year at Swanson Elementary, and first year teaching in her own classroom!

Ms. Grace holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business from Montana State University, and went through the PEBC Boettcher Teaching Residency to receive her teaching license, where she spent the year learning alongside a mentor teacher in a 2nd grade classroom in Denver.

Ms. Grace has lived in Colorado since she was 9 years old. Ms. Grace enjoys doing yoga, spending time outdoors, hiking, reading, cooking, doing art, and spending time with family and friends. She also teaches yoga at the Gilpin County Community Center.

The best way to contact Ms. Grace is through email: grace.diekman@jeffco.k12.co.us.