Phone: (970) 348-1752
Degrees and Certifications:
This will be my sixth year of teaching at Madison and my first year as a third grade teacher! Prior to this, I taught second grade for four years. Before I began my career, I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education). I was then very blessed to get a job right away at Madison in January of 2015 as a reading interventionist, and have been an eagle ever since! I did also just receive my master's degree from Grand Canyon University in the area of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Ms. Kayla Whitaker
Hi Eagles and Welcome,
I'm Ms. Whitaker and I am extremely excited to be at Madison Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year!
I understand that due to the current health crisis facing our community, there may be some concern about the safety and well-being of your child. Rest assured, that it is my goal to make this year the very best for you and your child and I that am taking every precaution to ensure our classroom remains a healthy environment for them to learn in. That being said, though I normally love having parents visit to see their scholar learn and grow, volunteers will not be allowed to enter our building this year. Now more than ever, it is extremely important for you to stay connected with our class on ClassDojo. I will be posting important announcements there as well as sharing photos of the activites your child participates in so that you can stay up to date with what is going on in their education. This app will also allow us to send messages back and forth to communicate. If you are not yet connected to the ClassDojo app, I can get you the information you need to sign up or you may follow the link on the side of this page.
I very much look forward to partnering with you throughout the school year. I want this to be as rewarding of an academic experience for your student as possible. Should you need anything, or if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding your child's education, please feel free to reach out using my contact information listed.
I sincerely appreciate everything you do to help me support your pupil on this journey. It has been my dream to be a teacher ever since I was a little girl and it is my absolute passion to work with children. I am so lucky to have the privilege of falling in love with Madison families every day. It is such an honor to be your child's teacher!