Third Grade Team


Sarah_Webb_SmithRoom 213, Sarah Webb Smith
http://uparkowls3smith.weebly.com/
sarah_webb_smith@dpsk12.org

What year did you begin teaching?
2000.

Where did you go to college?
University of Iowa, Regis University, University of Northern Colorado.

What is your favorite thing about University Park Elementary?
The wonderful students and families.

If a school day suddenly got cancelled, how would you spend the day?
Reading, cooking, and watching The Real Housewives (all of them).

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Toss up between pizza and ice cream.

If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think your job would be?
A doctor.

Room 214,3_JenniferWilson Jennifer Wilson
http://uparkroom214.weebly.com/
jennifer_wilson@dpsk12.org

What year did you begin teaching?
I began teaching in 1990 and I’m still learning!

Where did you go to college?
First I went to Baylor University in Texas to get my Bachelor’s Degree. Then I went to the University of Colorado to get my Master’s Degree. I’ve also taken classes at Colorado State University.

What is your favorite thing about University Park Elementary?
My favorite THING about University Park Elementary is EVERYTHING! What smart students! What helpful teachers! What supportive parents! What a cool building!

If a school day suddenly got canceled, how would you spend the day?
Any time I have a free moment I spend it READING, READING, READING!!!!!!

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I’d be sad thinking of all the foods I couldn’t have. But I’d still enjoy my grilled steak.

If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think your job would be?
If I weren’t a teacher I’d be bored. I’d try to get a job as a librarian so I could be around books, help others get books, and teach others to LOVE books all the time!

R3_mindy_ostromoom 215, Mindy Ostrom (1/2 time)
http://owls215.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 215, Heather Wise (1/2 time)
heather_wise@dpsk12.org
http://owls215.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!