Dear Families of 1st Grade Students,
My name is Ana Arroyo and I am extremely excited to work with your child and your family this year. I look forward to meeting you and working together to support your child to achieve great academic and personal growth.
Here’s a little background about me:
- I was born in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Mexico and attended college in Metropolitan State College of Denver with a minor in Elementary Education K-6 and Major in Bilingual Education and Second Language Acquisition
- I have two sons and one daughter who is also a teacher
- I have two grandsons and one granddaughter who mean the world to me
- I love to travel and spend time with my family. We go to Disneyworld/Disneyland and Mexico almost every year!
- I have a Master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction and Planning from Lesley University from Minnesota.
- I have 30 credits from CU Boulder in The Literacy Squared Research Program
- I have taught in the United States for more then 20 years
- I have worked with children from K-2nd grades in DPS
- I was in charge of an After School Program for more then 10 years
- I have a Mexican Folkloric Dance Group of elementary age children in Denver
Most importantly, I am extremely committed to empowering your child this year to reach his or her goals and dreams. I know your child will be extremely successful if we collaborate as a team and maintain clear and consistent communication.
“My teacher says I can grow up to be whatever I want to be. I want to be a kid.”–anonymous
Olivia’s passion is being with kids. Their energy, candidness and fun-loving nature draws her in. First grade is a magical year, where students blossom in both reading and writing. First graders’ energy and love of learning rub off on Olivia and school becomes a magical experience.
Olivia has been teaching since 2000. She has a variety of teaching experience including special education, preschool, kindergarten, first and fourth grade. Her master’s degree is in bilingual special education and she holds several other endorsements including; Early Childhood Special Education, Linguistically Diverse and k-6. Olivia speaks Spanish and loves to travel. She studied abroad as a teenager in Argentina and taught first grade for two years in Ecuador.
Olivia Spends her free time at home keeping up with her two children Cecilia and Max, who are both Columbine students. She loves the mountains and being outside. She is active and enjoys staying in shape.