Fourth Grade Team


4_Jennifer_MortonJennifer Morton, Room 218
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.

 

Rhonda Rau
Rhonda_Rau@dpsk12.org

What year did you begin teaching?
I started teaching in DPS January 2008. Before that I substitute taught and worked for Community Education in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Where did you go to college?
My undergrad is from Northern Arizona University (Go Lumberjacks) in Hospitality and Tourism Management and I obtained my Master’s Degree in Education from University of Phoenix. 

What is your favorite thing about being a teacher?
I love helping students and seeing them grow as learners and humans. I love being able to create projects and experiences for my students. 

If the school day suddenly got cancelled, how would you spend the day?
If I suddenly had an unexpected day off, I would most likely take my two Siberian Huskies for a hike, read or scrapbook. 

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I love breakfast foods so probably crepes or pancakes. 

If you weren’t a teacher/educator, what do you think your job would be?
I have always loved science and writing so something in science research or a travel writer. 

What is something your students might be surprised to learn about you?
I did my college internship at Disney World. 

What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
My dogs “talking”.