Welcome to Second Grade

Ms. Broaddus

Hi, I am Ms. Melissa Broaddus! I student taught at Vanderhoof 20 years ago and this has been my home ever since. I have taught third grade for nine years and this will be my tenth year teaching second grade. My own son Tanner went here during his elementary school years and is now attending CU Denver. I have been in Colorado since I was one and love living in this beautiful state. Although, the ocean has my heart. I was born in Norfolk, VA, so I always joke that I have beach vibes in my blood! :) I am a Jeffco graduate as well and love teaching and supporting the district that I was once a student in. I received my undergrad degree from Metro State in Denver and my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University.

I have wanted to be a teacher ever since my 5th grade teacher Mrs. Nelson inspired me. She made such a difference in my life at such an impressionable age and we are still in touch today! I am honored and blessed to teach and pour into the lives of children. At home, I am blessed with an amazing son, my dachshund Koda, and kitty Baxter. Tanner is a very busy almost 20 year old who also works as a manager at Starbucks. We are both often coming and going with our busy schedules, but enjoy spending time together as often as we can. Koda and I volunteer at Children’s Hospital in the pet Therapy Program and really enjoy giving back. Koda and Baxter are best buddies. I call them “brothers from another mother!” Ha!

As I get older, I realize that the little things in life matter the most! I enjoy time with family and friends, game night, a good movie, traveling (even though I do not like to fly), volunteering, laughing, and giving back to causes dear to my heart. Paying it forward and kindness are things I am passionate about. I am thankful to God for all of my opportunities and experiences that He has blessed me with. I love Starbucks Pink Drinks, the color purple, the beach/ocean, flip flops and buttercream frosting!

I am excited to embark upon another year of learning, growing, and teaching your precious children, It is a true gift to be able to call all of you my “School Family!”

Feel free to contact me at


or by phone at-

Voicemail 303-982-2727

Office 303-982-2744

Mrs. Laurita

Married to Steve for 31 years!

Ruby and Jazz are my furry family members.

Studying insects is one of my hobbies!

Love the mountains and being outside-

Attended CSU and CU-

Unicycle...can’t ride one-

Reading, hiking, enjoying nature, pickleball...

I love sharks!

Three kids - Michael (24) Jess and Anth (22)

Arvada has been my home for 51 years.


Vanderhoof: 303-982-2744

VM: 303-982-2704