Specials Team

                  Specials Team
  (L to R) Stacey Ellibee, Ginnelle Chavez, Julie Martinez, Nicole LaRose, Becca Mahowald

Ginnelle Chavez, Library

970-665-7701
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Ginnelle Chavez

Stacey Ellibee, Health and Wellness (PE)

970-665-7814
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Stacey Ellibee

University(ies) attended:
University of Northern Colorado Undergrad/CU 
Graduate Degree(s) earned: Kinesiology Degree with an emphasis on Physical Education K-12/coaching, secondary math and Earth Science minor Masters in Teaching English Language Learners

Number of years teaching: 29
Number of years in Garfield Re-2: 29

Family:
 
Married to Scott Ellibee, daughter is Addison, dog Cooper and horse Lola

Why did you choose teaching?
Teachers made a huge impact on my life. They pushed me to be better, follow my dreams and encouraged me to excel. My coaches pushed me to achieve on and off the court. They helped me believe in me. With my love of kids and sports, the physical education classroom was where I wanted to be. Teaching and coaching kids to be active and have fun doing it.

What is your favorite part of being a teacher? I love the kids. They are what make this job the best job.

What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time, I chase my daughter around taking her to her horse events or helping coach her sports. I love to coach volleyball, basketball and track. I also love to do anything crafty, read and go for walks.

Nicole LaRose

970-665-7721
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Nicole

University(ies) attended:
Colorado Mesa University
Degree(s) earned: Bachelor in Fine Arts; Art Education and Studio Art

Number of years teaching: 2
Number of years in Garfield Re-2: 1

Why did you choose teaching?
 I love getting to share my passion for art and allow others to find the joy it has brought me.

What is your favorite part of being a teacher?
 I love that every day is a new day and the students always keep in interesting

What do you like to do in your free time?
 I love crafting and making my own art

Becca Mahowald

Becca

Julie Martinez

970-665-7719
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Julie M

University(ies) attended:
 University of Northern Colorado and Adams State University
Degree(s) earned: BA in Bilingual/Bicultural Elementary Education, MA in Elementary English as a Second Language

Number of years teaching: 22 years
Number of years in Garfield Re-2: 17 years

Family:

My husband is a teacher at Coal Ridge.  I have two daughters, one just graduated from college and one is in college.

Why did you choose teaching?
  I enjoy working with kids and I believe education is so important.  I also like helping our students and families who speak Spanish. They are always so appreciative when someone can speak with them in their native language.

What is your favorite part of being a teacher?
 I love when kids get excited about learning something new!

What do you like to do in your free time?
 hike, bike, read