2nd grade teachers

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Alisha Kurtz, 2nd Grade Teacher

Welcome to Second Grade! I feel so blessed getting to say this, two years in a row at this amazing school! In the past I have taught preschool, Kindergarten, and Second grade, but have developed a sweet spot for second grade. I have been happily married for 27 years with 3 amazing children ages 24, 22, and 19. We also have two Australian Shepherds who are family as well... just less expensive! I love the wonder of childhood. It is a true honor to be able to witness, cultivate, and harvest the enthusiasm and wonder children bring in the door every single day into an educational adventure that will be lifelong. I truly believe all children can learn and all children want to learn. My number one goal is to help each of my students understand this. I love to travel to visit our three kids who live in different states and sometimes countries! I also like to exercise, cook, read, garden, and binge watch Netflix.

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Teresa Bernier, 2nd Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Teresa Bernier. I am a 2nd grade teacher at Roosevelt. I have also taught kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade. I have been a reading and math interventionist too. I grew up traveling around the country as an Army daughter. I went to high school in Washington State and graduated from Eastern Wahington University. I am married with twin boys and have a dog named cupcake. I love teaching elementary school because I want to make learning fun! My biggest accomplishment as a teacher is to give my students the love of learning and school.

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Michelle Ford, 2nd Grade Teacher

Welcome to Second Grade! My name is Mrs. Michelle Ford and I look forward to being your second-grade teacher. I am a military wife and mother of four boys and while we have lived in many different places, we call Colorado Springs home. My favorite activities are spending time with my family, reading, and enjoying the beautiful mountains. As a second-grade teacher, my goal is to inspire each of you to develop a curiosity and love for learning.

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Nicole Fuentes, 2nd Grade Paraprofessional


Robin Bainer, 2nd Grade Paraprofessional

Hello my name is Robin, I have two children; a 27-year-old son and a 24-year-old daughter and have been married to my wonderful husband Tim for 3 years . I have been with RCA for 9 years now. I like walking with my dog Timmy, hot springs, traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with my family.