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Dr. Breckenridge

     Hello!  I am so excited to be your child's teacher.  This is my 37th year teaching and my 14th year teaching at Monroe.  It would seem that I would be done with my career however, every year I am still excited to get back into the classroom and learn with children.  

     Families are a child's first teacher.  They know their children better than anyone.  I hope that we can work in partnership to make sure your child has the best 3rd grade year possible.  Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  I look forward to working together.

     A little about me, my career started as a special education teacher in New York.  I then completed my Masters degree as a Reading Specialist and moved into a traditional classroom.  In the year 2000, I moved to Lakewood,Colorado and taught 4th grade in Adams County School District #14. I was a classroom teacher and then took on a coaching position as the Learning Coordinator at Central Elementary School.

     In 2004 I married my husband, moved south, as I continued my career at Colorado Springs School District #11.  I have been a STEM teacher, a reading coach and a teacher coach.  During this time, I continued to be a learner and in 2017 I completed my doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy and Research.  It was a challenging journey, but I am incredibly proud of this accomplishment.

     I have enjoyed the new opportunities my different roles have given me, however, my heart has remained in the classroom with students, so I returned here in the 2020-21 school year.  I still look forward to each day, seeing each student grow in their skills and knowledge.  I love to support their curiosity and enthusiasm in learning about the world around us.

    In my free time I like to read, travel with my husband, spend time with family and friends, cuddle with my 2 dogs watching a good movie,  work on creative projects, and garden.