Fourth Grade Team

Fourth Grade                                           
Allison Rickert and Denise Greene

Denise Greene

University(ies) attended:
Colorado State University & University of Northern Colorado
Degree(s) earned: MA Teaching 4-9

Number of years teaching: 18

Number of years in Garfield Re-2: 11 Family:

Thad (husband), Cassie (19), Jackson (16)

Why did you choose teaching? I love helping kids become life long learners!

What is your favorite part of being a teacher? My favorite part of teaching is seeing kids learn that with hard work, anything is possible!

What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time I enjoy reading, camping, and spending time with my family.

Allison Rickert
Allison Rickert

University(ies) attended: 
Regis University and Adams State
Degree(s) earned: Adams State College,
August 2004- 2005 (Masters in Education-Language, Literature, and Culture with an endorsement in ESL
Regis University, December 1998 (B.A., Interdivisional major in Elementary Education, Psychology, Physical Education, and Religious Studies.)

Number of years teaching: This will by my 22nd year.

Number of years in Garfield Re-2: This will be my 15th year.

Family: Husband, Trorie, and two boys Lennox and Rowyn

Why did you choose teaching? I have always wanted to be a teacher and make a difference in kid's lives. There is nothing better than to see the look on a child's face when they get that "ah ha" moment.

What is your favorite part of being a teacher? My favorite part is being apart of community of learners.  We get to make mistakes together, learn from each other, and laugh a lot.

What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time I love to walk, hike, spend time with my family, and spend as much time outdoors as we can.