Fourth Grade Team


4_Jennifer_MortonRoom 218, Jennifer Morton
jennifer_morton@dpsk12.org
https://sites.google.com/a/dpsk12.net/university-park-room-218/

What year did you begin teaching?
I began teaching in 1999. I taught third grade for two years, and then came to University Park. Here, I have been teaching fourth grade since 2001.

Where did you go to college?
I attended college at the University of Colorado – Boulder (GO BUFFS!). I earned a degree in Psychology and then continued taking classes after graduation to earn my elementary teaching license. I also received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University.

What is your favorite thing about University Park Elementary?
I love University Park because of the students. We are so fortunate to have such a diverse group of kids who are able to contribute to our school and create a very unique community. I also love that our school is able to provide students with so many enriching experiences including classroom projects, specials and before and after school classes.

If a school day suddenly got cancelled, how would you spend the day?
I’d spend time with my own kids. I would love to snuggle up on the couch with Cooper and Annika and watch movies. We’d probably bake some cookies too.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
PIZZA…I never get tired of it.

If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think your job would be?
My dad is an architect, and I always enjoyed the work that he did. I’d love to design buildings and homes where I could combine my love for math, science, and art.

4_Sue_BryersSusan Bryers, Room 217
susan_bryers@dpsk12.org
https://sites.google.com/a/dpsk12.net/ms-bryers-4th-grade/

What year did you begin teaching?
1995. I previously owned a cookware/coffee shop.

Where did you go to college?
Gettysburg College, PA.

What is your favorite thing about University Park Elementary?
Family involvement.

If a school day suddenly got canceled, how would you spend the day?
Reading, biking, gardening.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Anything chocolate.

If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think your job would be?
National Geographic photojournalist.

R3_mindy_ostromoom 216, Mindy Ostrom (1/2 time)
http://owls216.weebly.com/
mindy_ostrom@dpsk12.org

What year did you begin teaching?
I began my teaching career in 1996, at Edison Elementary in Denver.

Where did you go to college?
I am a Colorado State Ram! I earned my BS from CSU, and then went on to get my teaching certification and my MA from University of Colorado at Denver.

What is your favorite thing about University Park Elementary?
My favorite thing about University Park is that everyone here is working toward one goal – the success of the children.

If a school day suddenly got canceled, how would you spend the day?
If I had a chance to spend a surprise day at home, I would spend it with my own children, enjoying them.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Nutrition aside? Chocolate!

If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think your job would be?
I think I would have enjoyed being a detective or a forensic scientist. I love putting clues together to solve a problem!

gt_HeatherWiseRoom 216, Heather Wise (1/2 time)
heather_wise@dpsk12.org
http://owls216.weebly.com/

What year did you begin teaching?
2005

Where did you go to college?
BA – CU Boulder and MEd – Regis University.

What is your favorite thing about University Park Elementary?
I love how collaborative the staff is – everyone does work together to do what is best for kids.

If a school day suddenly got canceled, how would you spend the day?
At the zoo or park with my son.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Mexican.

If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think your job would be?
Travel writer!