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Hello! My name is Ms. Achs (pronounciation of "Achs" is like "ox" the animal). I am from Erie, Illinois and recently moved to Littleton, Colorado. I am from a family of teachers and have loved learning from a very young age. I explored this passion by attending Augustana College in Rock Isalnd, Illinois. While there, I earned a bachelors degree in Elementary Education as well as a Reading Teachers Endorsment. I also was a student athlete and played varisty volleyball at Augustana. I was most recently a 3rd grade teacher at Southside Elementary School in Morrison, Illinois for the past three years. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I was a high school volleyball coach for Morrison High School. I also served as an Iowa Select Volleyball coach in Davenport, Iowa. I am excited about joining Cherry Creek Academy as a third grade teacher and helping out the volleyball program as the assistant coach for the 2021-2022 school year!
I believe that learning is a life long journey. I pride myself in creating a fun and positive learning enviroment to allow students to ask questions that lead to a deeper understanding. I find value in being able to explore and learn in different ways while providing students with what they need to be successful. It is my goal that students feel a sense of community and feel safe and excited to come to class.