Hello! I am Mrs.DeGrazio and I have been teaching Kindergarten at The Academy since 2014, but have been apart of The Academy for many many years! I am a proud Alumni of The Academy attending 1st through 12th grade here. I have a bachelors degree in Human Development from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I love being apart of our school and am honored to be teaching here with a great learning community. I believe in our school!!
I am a proud Colorado native. I have a wonderful husband and son who are the joys and highlights of my life! I enjoy being outside, traveling, baking/cooking, crafting and being with my family. I also love to read. Some of my favorite children's books are Winnie the Pooh, The Boxcar Children, The Kissing Hand, and any book by Frank Ash. I love reading in the classroom and will read these and many more to your child throughout the school year.
I knew I wanted to be a teacher as a little girl. Yes, I was one of those kids who played "school" with stuffed animals in my bedroom. I also knew that I had a heart to work with young children. Growing up, I had many opportunities to work with children, be a mentor to them and teach them. Being a teacher does not feel like a job because of the passion I have for it. I strive to bring out the best qualities in each student and teach them according to their bent.
I love working with this age group and getting to see all that they can achieve when given high expectations, strong routines and procedures, TLC, and fun. I strive to build strong relationships with my students and families and love to show that high expectations create strong behavioral expectations and learning environment while still having fun. I love learning with my students and even when they leave my room, they are still my a part of me forever!
Fun things I do in my classroom are, show and tell, spotlight student, lunch dates, desk fairy, whole group incentives and more!
You can contact me by email at Kim.DeGrazio@theacademyk12.org or by phone at 303-289-8088 ext- 540
You can also visit my class website where you will go through out the year at http://mrsdegraziosclass.weebly.com
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