Riffenburgh Elementary School

1320 East Stuart Street Fort Collins CO 80525
Principal: Melanie Mierzwa
Phone:(970) 488-7935 Fax:(970) 488-7937 Attendance: (970) 488-7936

Mrs. April Carlson

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About Me
What I love most about teaching is…: 

Getting to know my students and seeing them get excited about learning new things.

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

As a kid, I read everything written by Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and all of the Encyclopedia Brown books. As a parent, I loved Sandra Boynton, Mercer Mayer, and Jerry Spinelli books.  

My hometown is...: 

I am originally from Midlothian, Illinois but moved quite a bit in elementary school.  I lived in Illinois, Nebraska, Oregon, and Arizona before finally settling in Merino, Colorado when I was in 5th grade.

My Interests & Hobbies include...: 

I love to read and spend time with my family. My husband and I enjoy golfing with our two kids, Avery and Austin.  Avery will be a junior in high school this year and Austin will be a freshman.  

My Classroom
About My Classroom: 

Reading has been such an important part of my life, in my classroom I hope to encourage the same love for reading that I had as a child and still have today.  In addition, our classroom will have a big focus on working together and being kind.  My favorite saying has always been, "In a world where you can be anything, be kind".