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Hi! My name is Mrs. Simon and I am SO excited to be part of the Alpine Elementary First Grade Team! More importantly, I am THRILLED to be your teacher! It’s going to be a fun year full of lots of learning and new adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us. I want to know ALL about you, but first I’m going to tell you a few things about me. I was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio and I am an ONLY child! When I graduated from High School, I moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University...Go Bucks! I majored in International Studies and have a minor in Russian Language and Literature. After I graduated I worked at the YMCA as a Youth and Adult Sports Programming Director. That is when I knew I wanted to go back to school to learn how to be a teacher! I went to the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.
When I graduated I moved to Silt, CO to start teaching First Grade. I spent eleven years teaching in Silt and I have taught Kindergarten, First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades and Physical Education. Most recently, I taught 2nd Grade at Coyote Ridge Elementary, in Fort Collins, which is also an IB World School.
I am married to a wonderful man, Mr. Simon. We have an adorable little girl who will be turning six soon! Her name is Maeve. She is also a student here at Alpine in first grade. We also have two dogs, they are both labrador retrievers. Roan is a black lab who will be turning 12 years old and Jane is a yellow lab who will turn 6 soon. In my spare time I enjoy training for triathlons and trail races, reading books, going fishing with my family, and camping.