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Mrs. Melissa Woodward
Hello! I am so excited to be here at Centennial. A little about me, I graduated form the University of Northern Colorado in 2010 and have been in and out of the classroom for the last nine years. I was a GT specialist in Adams 12 Five star school district until 2018 when I left to have a baby. My daughter was born at 32 weeks and required a lot of attention. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for the past year. I also have an amazing five year old son who will be starting kindergarten this fall and two beautiful step-daughters (17 & 21). I am a Colorado Native and have lived in Colorado most of my life. (There was two years that my husband and I tried to live in Iowa but that didn't work out.)
I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Masters degree in Special Education and a focus in Gifted Education while my daughter was still in the NICU. I have presented on a variety of topics at the CAGT Conference, Beyond Giftedness Conference, and the DU GT Conference. I am also a co-governor of membership to the Colorado Academy of Educators for the Gifted Talented and Creative.
Gifted and Talented education is my passion and I have a lot of knowledge/ resources. If I don't know the answer to a question, I will find the answer. Please reach out to me with any questions.