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Ms. Amy Applegate
Hello! I was born and raised in Wyoming and I taught there for 12 years, before most recently teaching at Meeker this past year. I am so excited about starting my second year here. Meeker is an amazing place to work in and I love implementing the school-wide Leader in Me program! I have taught preschool through 3rd grade and I have my Bachelor's in Elementary Education and my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction.
Teaching first grade is one of my favorite because I love seeing the tremendous growth that occurs during this age-group. Our classroom will include collaborative, hands-on approaches to learning. I believe in teaching to the whole child and I will focus on the strengths of individual students. The growth-mindset will be valued in my classroom and I truly know mistakes help us learn! Learning should be fun and engaging, while the students feel safe and comfortable.
Besides working with students, I have a passion for animals, especially dogs. I have one 4-year-old dog, Vayda. We like living in CO, with my boyfriend, a Colorado native. I enjoy the outdoors, crafts, concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
I communicate through an app called Bloomz. On this app, I can send you updates through pictures, reminders, and messages. Details of how to access this app will be given at the beginning of the school year. You can also reach me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org