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I am the Occupational Therapist (OT) for Columbine Elementary and Columbine Pre-School. I am at the school 1.5 days a week and work at other schools the rest of the week. As an OT I provide support for students in the area of handwriting, scissor skills, keyboarding, focus, attention and physical education. I received my exercise physiology undergraduate degree at University of Colorado, Boulder and my master’s in Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University in California. Before I started working in the Special Education Department, I worked for the Office of Safe and Drug Free schools running prevention programs for the district. I previously worked as a ropes course counselor and addictions counselor with “at-risk” youth in some of our local psychiatric hospitals as well as Boulder Prep High School. I like to ski,raft, surf, camp and ride my bike. I have lived in Boulder for 23 years and I presently live in Boulder with my partner Greg (graduate of Boulder High) and with my cat Squishy.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOccupational Therapist
Rosa is from Peru and moved to the U.S. in 1997 after finishing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She completed a Masters in Education in the area of Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. After graduating from CU-Boulder, she moved to New Jersey with her family and moved back to Colorado in 2007. In 2009, she started volunteering with Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented as the liaison to the Spanish speaking community, and in 2011 she started working at Columbine as a TAG Educational Advisor. She is certified to facilitate SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) groups and enjoyed doing one in Spanish in the spring of 2013. She feels very happy and fortunate to be part of the TAG team at Columbine.
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My name is Silvia Latimer. I was born and raised in Mexico City where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Education. I have a Master’s degree in Bilingual and ESL Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. I was a bilingual teacher in the Denver Public Schools for twelve years. After that, I worked as an instructor at the University of Colorado in Denver in the Literacy, Language and Culture Department. There I taught graduate courses and helped develop the Bilingual/ESL Network. I came to the Boulder Valley School District in 2001 and have been at Columbine since 2007. I was the CABE (Colorado Association of Bilingual Education) and NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education) Teacher of the Year in 1993. I received certification from The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in the fall of 2001. I feel very fortunate to work at Columbine Elementary School and truly enjoy teaching and learning in a multicultural environment. I am married and have two sons who are now 15 and 18 years old. I love reading, dancing and spending time with my friends. Besides visiting our relatives in Minnesota and Mexico, I like to travel with my family to a different city every summer.
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and recently moved to Boulder County with my family. I can honestly say we love it here.
My passion has always been to work as a teacher. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado. I am certified as a K-12 special education teacher as well as an elementary education teacher. Currently, I am working on my master’s degree in English Language Actuation with an endorsement in ESL through CU. I came to Columbine Elementary in 2010 and it’s been wonderful working here.
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