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Ms. Marissa Gardner

Hello! My name is Marissa Gardner, and I am one of the new special education teachers here at Greeley West! This is my 5th year teaching special education, but my first year teaching high school. Fun fact: I graduated from Greeley West in 2012, and my first year back will be my 10 year class reunion! I was on the dance (poms) team when I attended West, and still find dancing/coaching as a passion of mine. I attended the University of Colorado Boulder for my Bachelors degree in psychology- GO BUFFS! I also finished my Masters in Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado- VAMOS OSOS, GO BEARS! I got married last July during the COVID-19 pandemic to my husband Zane. He and I just welcomed our first baby girl, McCall, in April. I love biking, hiking, kayaking, and water skiing- basically anything you can do outdoors! I am so excited to be back in Columbia Blue and Gold, GO SPARTANS! All for One, One for All, All for WEST!!