Hello all! My name is Jen Dickey, and I am honored to join Bethke Elementary in the 2018/2019 school year! I previously taught 3rd and 5th grades at Superior Elementary in Boulder Valley School District and helped design accelerated math programs for the intermediate grade levels at the school. This is where my passion for gifted education was born! I just completed my Master’s in Gifted and Talented Education at UNC this spring; what a rewarding journey to be surrounded by individuals who are passionate about gifted education. I am also the Co-Director for UNC’s Young Child Summer Enrichment Program for gifted, talented, and creative learners. I absolutely love my time sparking creative thinking with high-potential learners at this summer camp.
On a personal note, I live in Eaton with my husband, Gabe, and our two children Max (7) and Annemarie (6). Our schedule seems to fill up quickly with the kids wanting to be involved in any activity with a ball. We enjoy spending time outdoors soaking up all that Colorado has to offer, especially hiking and biking. We also look forward to our annual, summer road trip back to Iowa to visit friends and family. We’ve been in Colorado for 17 years, but my husband and I were both born and raised in the Hawkeye State.
I’m looking forward to working with the outstanding community of teachers, students, and families at Bethke!