3rd Grade Parent Information Night 2020

Miss Derrera

Hello, my fellow Roadrunners!

My name is Miss Derrera. This year will mark my second year of teaching, and my first year teaching at Vanderhoof Elementary. Prior to this year, I taught fourth grade in Cherry Creek School District, and before that, I student taught right here at Vanderhoof with Mrs. Flynn. I am over the moon to come back to Vanderhoof this year to teach third grade. As far as my personal life, I grew up right here in Arvada with my Mom. I love to travel and try new restaurants. I am always looking for recommendations on where to go! One of my favorite things to do is go on weekend getaways in Colorado’s mountain towns. I am a big family person and try to spend as much time with them as possible. I also have a cat named Tazy whom I love dearly

jaycien.derrera@jeffco.k12.co.us

303-982-8511

Ms. Higgins

Hello- I am Ms. Higgins and I am thrilled to be teaching 3rd grade again. I have been at Vanderhoof for over 20 years and consider it my home away from home. I am truly blessed to have a job I love so much!!

I am a Colorado native and love to be outside and enjoy our beautiful state whenever I can. I love spending time with my family and friends. I also love to read. My favorite genre of books is historical fiction, especially WWII. I enjoy watching sports, especially the Broncos.

I am looking forward to a fabulous year of learning and fun!!


mkhiggin@jeffco.k12.co.us

303-982-2739

Mrs. Trapp

I’m Mrs. Trapp and I’m teaching 3rd Grade. I love teaching!! It’s Challenging and rewarding. The best aspect of teaching is watching the students grow and learn.

The Vanderhoof community has been a part of my life for twenty-four years with eighteen of those years teaching. My husband, Tom, and I live in Arvada and have three children. We have two daughters and a son, which are all adults and living in the Denver Metro area. Both of our girls are married and have children of their own.

In my spare time I love to read, garden, watch football, walk my dog, and spend time with my family and friends. One of my passions has become being a DIYer. We’ve done many projects at home and I keep thinking up the next project we can tackle.

gtrapp@jeffco.k12.co.us

303-982-4852