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
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!!
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.