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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 the past couple of years. I am so excited about continuing my third year teaching here. Meeker is an amazing place to work 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 5-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.
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