Hi friends! My name is Dawn. I moved to Colorado in 2018 seeking mountain adventures. Hiking, camping, snowboarding, swimming – you’ll find me healing in nature!
I’m a gemini who enjoys being a creative. I enjoy dabbling in all the things, art journaling, teaching myself piano, singing and dancing.
When I’m not creatively expressing myself you’ll find me at concerts or adventuring in the mountains with my dog (and maybe someday, my kitten!)
My teaching career began in Aurora, Colorado where I spent 15 years teaching low income students, second language learners, and refugee students. This year will be my tenth year at Carson. I received my bachelor’s degree from Metro State and my masters degree from Mississippi State. I am also a certified yoga instructor and SEL facilitator through Breathe For Change.
In my free time you can find me spending time with my husband Derek and my silly, oversized dog Roo. I love to camp, hike, paddleboard, run (sometimes), do yoga, crochet, read, craft, and bake. I am also studying Norwegian and you can almost always find me listening to my favorite band; a-ha!!
Inspiring kids to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and compassionate global citizens is my greatest passion! This is my thirteenth year teaching at Carson and my 7th year as an instructional coach. I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder and my Masters in Reading and Writing Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Colorado, Denver. I’m grateful to have had such formative experiences volunteering with students all around the world!
When I’m not at my “second home” (Carson), I am outside enjoying a book, bike ride, ski run, or tennis game with family or friends! My husband and I are thrilled to be welcoming a daughter into the world in September!
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