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

Mr. Gerald Allsman

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

I have been teaching at the elementary level for 15 years.   This is my first year at Riffenburgh.   

What I love most about teaching is…: 

...the chance to be challenged every day.   There is always something new happening.   Being a teacher is never boring.

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

Gary Paulsen, Jerry Spinelli, Wilson Rawls, Beverly Cleary...I could go on forever.

My hometown is...: 

Colorado Springs.   I grew up having an appreciation for the outdoors.   My high school job was a tour guide at Cave of the Winds.

My Interests & Hobbies include...: 

I love spending time with my family, being outdoors, and reading.

My Classroom
Courses Taught: 

I will teach all normal subjects associated with elementary coursework, but I especially enjoy teaching math and science.   I also have extensive experience and education concerning second language development.

About My Classroom: 

My classroom is engaging and fun, but with plenty of structure.