I am a Colorado Native. I grew up in Lakewood and spent summers at our family property in South Park (think Fairplay area). I attended UNC (Greeley & Denver Campus) where I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. I received my Masters Degree from Lesley University in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition I also hold a Gifted and Talented Specialist Endorsement.
The start of the 2023 – 2024 school year marks my 16th year as a teacher and 18 years in education. Time sure flies.
During the pandemic, my husband Marc and I moved our family to Parker after living in Denver for 12 years. Covid taught our family that we needed a larger house and space for all four of us and our two dogs. Our oldest son Jack (age14) will begin his freshman year at Chaparral High School and youngest son, Ryan (age 11) will begin his 6th grade year at Cherokee Trail Elementary. Our boys keep us very busy with basketball, swimming, volleyball, orchestra and band. Our doggies Olaf (age 8) and Omelia (age 4) love to go for the daily walks and look for deer, foxes and bunnies.
My name is Abby Ludens, and I am the third grade math teacher at Carson. This is my third year at Carson and my eighth year in education! I went to Colorado State University in Fort Collins for my bachelor’s degree, and received my Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Northern Colorado in 2020. I live with my husband, Ben, and our dog Freyja. When I’m not teaching, I love reading, hiking, skiing, eating brunch, and spending time with my family in Fort Collins.
My name is Amanda Fisher and I am the 3rd Grade Literacy Teacher at Carson. I earned my degree in Natural Resources, Recreation and Tourism at Colorado State University and my first years in education were leading outdoor programs on the environment. I later earned my teaching certificate from Humboldt State University.
This is my 17th year teaching and my 10th year at Carson. I feel so grateful to be part of this community!
When I am not at Carson, I enjoy spending time with my family. I recently got married, and together we have five children! We love to read, play games, go for hikes in the mountains and ski! We are so lucky to live in beautiful Colorado!