2nd Grade

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Emilie Gauthier


I am from Montreal, Canada, and I am native French speaker. I am happy to call Colorado my home since 2010. I have taught at the elementary level for the past 11 years. I have a M.Sc. in Sociology as well as an endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. I am a lifelong learner and I long to share my learning passion with my students. This is my first year at Carson and I feel so lucky to work with this amazing community!

In my free time, I enjoy spending family time with my husband Mike and our two boys Felix (6 years old) and William (3 years old).

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Terri (Ryan) Ruffennach


I am a semi-native of Colorado. I attended Regis College and earned a BS in Business Administration. I worked in Commercial Real Estate as a Property Manager and Assistant to the Controller for three years. I quickly learned that the business world was not for me and returned to school at University of Northern Colorado to earn my MA in Elementary Education.

I started teaching 1st grade in Aurora Public Schools. Then worked at Clayton Charter School as a reading specialist until the school was closed. I have been part of DPS for 24 years and have taught grades 1-5. I was also a Humanities Facilitator for 7 years.

My husband (Bob) and I love to travel. Bob is a musician so we enjoy attending many concerts. We also enjoy our dog and cat.


Beth Shuter

Science and Social Studies

Hi! My name is Beth Shuter and I am so excited to join the Carson team! I grew up in a suburb west of Chicago (River Forest), and moved to Boulder to go to CU for my undergrad. I have since graduated from DU and UND with additional degrees. The 2021-2022 school year will be my 20th year teaching and I am passionate about instilling a love of learning in my students and making school fun. At home I have a wonderful husband, Kris, and 2 beautiful kiddos that make me smile and laugh on a daily basis. Outside of school I love spending my time in Steamboat visiting my parents, exercising, and attempting to keep up with my energetic kids. Please come say hello, I’d love to introduce myself in person! Looking forward to a great year!