Degrees and Certifications:
BA Spanish emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Elementary Education Culturally Linguistically Diverse Endorsement
Mrs. Jacinda Gallegos
Hello Meeker Families,
I am Mrs. Gallegos, Meeker’s new CLD (Culturally Linguistically Diverse) teacher. I am so excited to be part of this wonderful school. I come to you from Chappelow K-8 where I taught for eight years as an intermediate elementary teacher. Before that, I taught at McAuliffe in intermediate and in CLD. I actually began my teaching career in 1999 in Ft. Collins at Harris Bilingual Immersion School where I was a bilingual teacher in the intermediate grades for five years. So, I have many years of experience as an elementary school teacher.
I am a UNC graduate with a degree in Spanish with an elementary bilingual education emphasis. I also hold an endorsement in CLD. Currently, I’m working towards my master’s degree in CLD. I’m excited to learn new and best practices in the field I am lucky to work in now.
Greeley has been my home for over 23 years. I am invested in our community where we live, attend church, and I work. My husband works at CSU in Ft. Collins in Central IT in the library. We have three school age children, though one is graduating this year. Much of our family lives in and around Greeley. We enjoy spending time with them and our friends and neighbors. We feel fortunate to live so near the mountains where the daily glimpse of them brightens our days and makes us feel lucky to live in beautiful Colorado. I am an avid reader and a runner. I have run four half marathons over the course of the last 10 years as well as countless other miles. I read many, many books, some for pleasure and some for learning. I consider myself blessed to have this life I live.
My role at Meeker is to instruct and monitor students with language needs. The district’s model is that CLD teachers are co-teachers in the regular classroom. This year, things are slightly different because of the pandemic. I would normally work with most grade levels, for the time being though, I will only be in a few classrooms. I have a few students on my caseload in each classroom that I work in, but I am a teacher for all in the room. Two teachers for the price of one! I look forward to getting to know my Meeker community.
My hope for us all this year is a wonderful year in a safe environment. May learning be abundant and joy overflowing. Please feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions.
Mrs. Jacinda Gallegos