Degrees and Certifications:

Veselka Kuzma

As a District 11 alum and native of the Colorado Springs Westside, I am honored to teach first grade at West Elementary School. My background includes degrees in English, Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction, as well as experience teaching kindergarten in District 20. My greatest passion and goal as an educator is to grow young children into strong readers and encouragers of one another. I believe that reading unlocks the way to hidden and valuable treasures, and the best gift I can give to my students is access to this. I hold in my heart a special love for the Pikes Peak Region, an irrepressible joy for life and a love for classical music and the arts—all of which I hope to impart to young people. I am eager to meet you and serve you.