How fortunate am I to be a part of the Bethke staff and community! Shortly after arriving in Fort Collins late last summer, I was thrilled to be selected as Mrs. Berg’s long term sub at 2nd grade, where I had the opportunity to get know so many warm, inviting, fun and genuinely caring people. Some of the wonderful qualities that stand out, and that I truly admire about Bethke and the community are: the friendly and hardworking children and parents; the teachers’ regard for each and every students’ social, emotional and academic well-being and successes; the level of respect and collaboration established among staff to students, students to students, and staff to staff; and the overall feel of the environment being child-centered and safe for all learners. I look forward to having the chance to not only add to these important qualities in learning, but to also have an impact among all those I work with to ensure every child’s love for learning. I am so excited to begin teaching 4th grade!
As mentioned above, my husband, Kirk, and I moved our family here last summer from the Chicago suburbs. After vacationing in Colorado for the last 12 years or so, we decided it was time to move and be in the place we love. We have 4 loving children, 1 girl and 3 boys; all of which enjoy the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. My oldest daughter will be a senior at CU Boulder, our second oldest son is a sophomore at CSU, and our twin boys will be starting their freshman year at Fossil Ridge High School. Before moving to Fort Collins, I taught in Wheaton, IL for about 17 years or more at 4th, 3rd and Kindergarten, and now I am lucky to continue my career here, in a beautiful place, at a great school – Bethke!