An IB World School

Principal: Melanie Mierzwa

An IB World School

Principal: Melanie Mierzwa

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Jennifer McCoy

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About Me

How many years have you been doing your job? How many years at Riffenburgh?: 

It has been my honor to be a teacher of elementary age children for over a decade.  Although I’ve had other careers, I’ve recognized education as my bliss, and have found my home here at Riffenburgh.

Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”  This has been my true purpose ever since I decided to become a teacher.

  • I love giving freedom for discovery while still coaching students toward their goals.
  • I love watching connections being made and confidence building.
  • I love giving your kids the opportunity to expect, make and correct mistakes, after all this is the basis of all learning.
  • I love your youngsters, thank you for sharing them with me.

My family; my husband, Torrey, and my own kids, Eli and Briery, are excited to share this learning journey with you.  

What I love most about teaching is…: 

I love my job.  Everyday I have the privilege to spend my days watching your kiddos grow and learn.

My favorite children's book or author is...: 

I love books!

My hometown is...: 

I grew up here in Fort Collins, Colorado.  I was born in Washington D.C., and have family in Nebraska and Kansas.

My Interests & Hobbies include...: 

I enjoy watching movies, skiing, and being with my family.

Courses Taught: 

We organize our standards based curriculum within the IB Primary Years Program.  Our units of study include: Who We Are, How the World Works, Where We Are in Place and Time, Sharing the Planet, How We Organize Ourselves, How We Express Ourselves.

About My Classroom: 

Our classroom culture values the unique and precious nature of every individual.  We collaborate, challenge, honor, and encourage life-long  learners.  We empower each other with the knowledge that mistakes are part of learning and accomplished goals are grounds for celebration.