Meet Mrs. Colfer

This is my twelfth year teaching at YES, sixteenth year of teaching. My first four years were with Boston Public Schools, where I taught third grade. I taught fourth grade during the first two years at YES and I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach third grade again. Every year has been exciting and memorable, as I have been lucky to teach such wonderful students.

I grew up in Buffalo, New York, lived in Boston for seven years, and currently live in Cumberland Center with my husband, Jesse, son, Landon (age 4) and daughter, Finley (age 2). My parents and older brother live in North and South Carolina. I have three beautiful nieces, Olivia, Ryan, and Camden, and often enjoy going south to visit them during school vacations.

Here’s a bit more information on my educational background. I graduated from The State University of New York at Buffalo in May of 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. I completed my Masters in Elementary Education in 2003 from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and I look forward to continuing my education throughout my teaching career.

I am also a huge Boston sports fan! I played softball, basketball, and soccer in high school and played soccer in college on an athletic scholarship. I also love listening to all types of music and attending concerts on Thompson's Point.

In my classroom, I promote an atmosphere of safety, trust, and respect. I work hard to build a sense of community among my students, and I emphasize the idea of teamwork. I value cooperation and collaboration both in my classroom and as I work with my peers. I believe that great things can happen when we work together!