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.


Kristen Dimler, 2nd Grade Teacher


Hello! My name is Kristen Dimler and this will be my first year teaching at RCA! I have been in the field of education for over 11 years and currently have a Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Development and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Services. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my 13 year old son, Anthony and our sweet little pup named Ellie. You will often catch us at the water parks, theme parks, in Denver, hiking, snowboarding, tubing or exploring the many things Colorado has to offer! I also enjoy baking, crafting and traveling as much as possible.As a teacher, It is my goal to instill a love of learning in my students from an early age that will stick with them for a lifetime! I cannot wait to see what our second graders achieve this year! Go BEARS!


Ayden Furness, 2nd Grade Teacher



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.