2-3 Learning Community


     Meet Our Teachers



    Sheila Cullenhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Sheila_Cullen.aspxhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Sheila_Cullen.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Sheila CullenTeacherGP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3819sheila.cullen@bvsd.org2-3 Learning CommunityThis is my ​fourteenth​ year at Creekside. My undergraduate degree is in Spanish literature and Elementary Education and I have an ESL endorsement, I am currently working on my masters in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. ​<br>I have had extensive training in early literacy and it is my passion. I strongly believe that children should be treated with dignity and respect and that we need to educate the whole child. We have these little ones for such a short time in their lives and it is our job to inspire a love of learning and a "wonderment​" for the world and their place in it. <div>In my free time, I love to travel, read, do yoga, make jewelry, run, hike with my dogs and spend time with my family.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2">The important thing</strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#222222;"> is </span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2">not</strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#222222;"> to </span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2">stop questioning</strong><font class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#222222;">. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. --Albert Einstein</font><br></div>
    Kristy Krausehttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Kristy Krause.aspxhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Kristy Krause.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Kristy KrauseTeacherGP0|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;L0|#0ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3|Academic;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffGP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3836michele.leffler@bvsd.org720-561-3800<p>​</p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">I am a small-town farm girl. I grew up on a small family farm in Northern California. I graduated from California State University Fresno, with a degree in Community Health Education. I then went back to school to earn my teaching credential from National University and my Masters in Instructional Leadership from CU Denver. I have been in the educational field for 30 years. </span><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><br class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">My husband's job moved us to Colorado in 2002 and I began teaching for BVSD in 2003 as an English as a Second Language Specialist. My boys were raised in BVSD schools and graduated from Monarch High School in 2014 and 2016. Our family loves to travel, ski, hike, and watch movies. </span></div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><br class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">My favorite grade to teach is 2nd grade. Students are curious and eager to learn. I started teaching at Creekside Elementary for the 18-19 school year.  I'm so excited to start another year at this amazing school. </span><br></div><p><br></p>
    Becky Legghttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/becky_legg.aspxhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/becky_legg.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Becky LeggTEACHERGP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3873rebecca.legg@bvsd.org2/3 Learning Communityhttps://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/creekside2016-17/home, https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/creekside2016-17/home​​​I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, then attended CU Boulder. I graduated with a BS in business, then pursued my teaching certificate in elementary education. I also have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, and have taught full time for 21 years. I began my teaching career in Glendale, Arizona, where I lived and worked for 6 years, before returning to Colorado. I have been teaching in BVSD at Creekside for the past 15 years. I currently teach Kindergarten, and I love it! The children are so enthusiastic at this age. I have two children of my own; my daughter is in college and my son is a senior in high school. In my limited free time I enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, Ebaying and wildlife photography.<br>
    Alysa_Spicerhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Alysa_Spicer.aspxhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Alysa_Spicer.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Alysa_SpicerILC TeacherGP0|#f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9;L0|#0f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9|Special Education;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade;GP0|#3e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309;L0|#03e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309|4th grade;GP0|#16bece83-9589-49bd-9f15-61a69f81fa11;L0|#016bece83-9589-49bd-9f15-61a69f81fa11|5th grade;GP0|#45745477-98e9-4dd1-8631-080d7cb0482a;L0|#045745477-98e9-4dd1-8631-080d7cb0482a|Kindergarten720-561-3800702-561-3800<p>​<span style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;">My name is Aly Spicer and I received my degree in Special Education K-12 from The University of Alabama (roll tide!) in 2010. I started my career in autism education in 2011 at The Joshua School, Denver. I taught at TJS for three years working with individuals ages 11-15. During my time at TJS I helped open the new Boulder campus. In 2014 I transitioned to the public school system and taught an elementary ILC autism classroom in St. Vrain for two years. In 2016 I decided to take some time off to travel the world. I spent 8 months backpacking through South East Asia and a little over one month living and traveling in a camper-van in New Zealand! It has been a wonderful and life-changing experience but I am excited to return to my life passion career and join the Creekside family!! </span><br></p>
    Mary Strinehttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/mary_strine.aspxhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/mary_strine.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Mary StrineTEACHERGP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3824mary.strine@bvsd.org2-3 Learning Communityhttps://20162017mrsstrines5thgradeclass.shutterfly.com/, https://20162017mrsstrines5thgradeclass.shutterfly.com/​My name is Mary Strine and I’ve been at Creekside for 18 years. I did a job share in fourth grade with Kristy Kowalczyk for 8 years, taught third for 8 years and am now in fifth grade. This is my third year as a fifth grade teacher. I have my M.A. in Bilingual Education from CU. I love teaching and I think I found my niche in fifth grade. I have run the Chess Club for over ten years, and a Chess Travel team for three years. I’ve been the teacher lead for the Garden to Table for over eight years. I enjoy running many after school activities and think Creekside has the best parents in the district. I have a passion for ice hockey and coach a disabled team as well as play on many women’s teams. GO COUGARS!​<br>