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Second/Third Grade Team

Rachael Alford

2nd/3rd Remote Teacher


Hello! My name is Rachael Alford and I am so excited to be joining the Kendallvue Elementary family this year. I started my teaching career in the Green Mountain area, and for the past 5 years I've been teaching in the mountains. Although I love tshe Colorado mountains, I am eager to start a new journey down the hill, again. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 4th Grade, and now 2nd and 3rd remote! Teaching is my passion and I absolutely love what I do each and every day. 

Along with loving to teach, I also have a love for the outdoors. I enjoy fishing, gardening, hiking, boating, snowboarding and traveling. My favorite place to be is in the middle of the ocean deep sea fishing, with my kids and husband. I have 2 kids, Troy who is 18 and Joyce who is almost 16. We have 3 dogs: Lucky, Duchess, and Belle, along with a leopard gecko named Joe.
 
I have always said that I teach like I parent. I have high expectations for my children and for my students. I believe that people learn best 2 ways: through hands on experiences and through making mistakes. When I teach, I get outside of the classroom as much as possible so the kids have the opportunity to do more 'out of the box' type of learning. 

I am excited to see what this school year brings, and am even more excited to watch your kids grow! Please feel free to reach out for any reason!


rachael.alford@jeffco.k12.co.us

Allyson Gibson

Allyson Gibson and Family

Hello Kendallvue! My name is Allyson Gibson and I am excited to be in 2nd grade again this year.

I have now been at Kendallvue for all 6 years of my teaching career and could not be more grateful for landing in such a great community and place to teach. After teaching 1st grade for 4 years I moved up to 2nd grade and absolutely love it! I am a Metro State graduate and am in the process of pursuing a Master of Science in Instruction and Curriculum Design.

I am a mom of two boys ages 4 and 2 with LOTS of energy! Most of my time outside of school is spent with these little guys at the park, library, swimming and playing (their favorite) baseball. When I do get an extra minute or two, I enjoy the outdoors, reading, and going out to dinner.

I have dreamed of being a teacher for as long as I can remember, therefore, I am essentially living my dream career. I love working with kids and seeing their face light up when they have mastered something new. Creating a team of learners within the classroom is something I value.  I am looking forward to another great year in 2nd grade!

allyson.gibson@jeffco.k12.co.us


 

Mattison Lord

Matti Lord and Family

I am Matti Lord or Mrs. Lord and I will be in 2nd grade again this year.

I am excited for my third year teaching at Kendallvue. This will be my 9th year teaching. My first 3 years of teaching was on an island in southeast Alaska. I also coached HS cheerleading. I was lucky enough to meet my husband in Alaska and we moved back to my native roots in Colorado.

My husband Austin and I have a little spunky girl named Locklyn who is starting preschool this year. We also just welcomed a new addition to our family at the end of March, our little boy, Ledger. We love to go hiking, swimming, and paddleboarding.  I love to dance and have been having fun doing hair for weddings over the summer.

I have so much fun teaching and building a relationship with each kid in my class. I see our class as a family and we are there to support and learn from one another. I always strive to make learning fun, authentic, and engaging. I can’t wait for another exciting year in 2nd grade at Kendallvue!

mattison.lord@jeffco.k12.co.us


Megan Coyle

Student Teacher in Mrs. Lord's Class

  



 

Haley Dowd

Student Teacher in Mrs. Gibson's Class



hdowd1@msudenver.edu

Julia Vasquez

Student Teacher in Alford's Class


Hi, my name is Julia Vasquez, and I am so excited to complete my resident teaching experience here at Kendallvue! 
I am a student at MSU Denver and will graduate in May with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a concentration in literacy. I started my teacher education in high school and have learned so much from each opportunity. I have had experience in kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms and I am excited work with 2nd and 3rd graders this year.

 

jvasqu25@msudenver.edu

 

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