Kindergarten Team

Katie Ellstrom

Kendyll Hulyk

  Kendyll Huluk Pictures

Hello! I am Kendyll Hulyk!  This upcoming school year will be my third year teaching and my third year at Kendallvue Elementary School. I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a BA in Human Development and teaching licensure in 2017. As a lifelong learner, I am always willing to learn new material and looking for ways to better myself as an educator to make my classroom a positive learning environment for my students. To do this, I am currently working on my Master's Degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction through Western Governor’s University. I have taught second grade in the past two years and am SO excited to be moving to kindergarten this year!

I believe that every student is entitled to receive an enriching individualized education in a caring and nurturing classroom. My core beliefs are in teaching the whole child, individualization, and continuously fostering intrinsic motivation. I personally strive to be a prepared, proactive, and reflective teacher that facilitates the growth of all children. I am passionate about high student engagement, movement in the classroom, differentiated instruction, and the integration of technology. I am a huge proponent of collaboration and believe that it takes a team to truly make a school run successfully. And I have to say, at Kendallvue we truly do have the dream team of faculty, staff, and families!

A little bit about me, I am a born and raised Coloradan and attended school in Jeffco myself. I am a fourth-generation teacher and believe that this career is my life’s calling. In my free time I love to golf, fish, camp, and surf Pinterest for crafting ideas! I enjoy spending time with my family and my two cats. I am very much a homebody and I appreciate a mellow night in with popcorn and a movie. Despite that, I have done some fun traveling this summer to California, Montana, and Oregon. I have enjoyed being busy this summer (teaching a GT camp, dance camp, nannying, tutoring, and doing some freelance web designing) and am looking forward to returning to the classroom in just a short time!

Check out a day in the Life of a Kendallvue Kindergartener!Kindergarten Fun

Jenna Leibfried

Hi! My name is Jenna Leibfried or Ms. L. This will be my first year teaching and am beyond grateful that I get to start my teaching journey here at Kendallvue in Kindergarten!

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and moved to Colorado just over a year ago to Boulder to continue my education. I graduated from the UW-Whitewater with a BS in Early Childhood and Special Education and recently completed my MA in Learning, Development, and Family Sciences from the CU-Denver. This last year I fell in love with the mountains and just couldn’t leave this beautiful state. Outside of school I enjoy all that Colorado has to offer and spend most of my time outside hiking, camping, skiing, mountain biking, or hanging out with friends. 

I am so happy to be part of the Kendallvue community and their value of relationships and community, and truly believe kindergarten teachers are some of the luckiest people as they get to work with some of the most curious, passionate, and joyful humans each day. I can not wait to learn, grow, and play together as a classroom, school, and neighborhood community.


Sarah Harris

Student-teacher in Ms. Hulyk's Class

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