Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Gearke

Hello there! My name is Kristina Gearke. I am beyond excited to start my third year of teaching at CCA. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BS in Business Marketing. I worked within the marketing field for three years, but ultimately, I decided to pursue my passion of working with children. This lead to my career pivot to become a teacher. I participated in the Boettcher Teaching Residency program where I attained my teaching license.

I am originally from Tucson, Arizona (Bear Down!) In my spare time, you will find me exploring Colorado with my husband, walking around Washington Park with my adorable dog Wrigley, working out and baking. This will be my third year teaching at CCA. I am excited for the amazing things this school year will bring!

My Teaching Philosophy 

I believe that learning is a lifelong journey. I pride myself on providing a strong foundation for learning while also maintaining a positive classroom community. Student social emotional needs will always come first in my classroom. It is my goal that each student walks into my classroom feeling safe and excited to learn.I also make sure that each student’s learning styles are embraced. I am very passionate about creating a space where respect, kindness, and encouragement are the norm.