1st Grade

Meet our First Grade Teachers

Tom Lajeunesse

Job Title: Teacher
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School: 720-561-7925
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"To teach... is to touch a life forever."
Brief biography: I was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and taught a lot of environmental education and outdoor skills in my early career. I received my B.S in Botany from Miami of Ohio and my Teaching Certificate and Masters from C.U. Boulder. I have taught first and second grade for most of my career.

Jennifer Rogers

Job Title: Teacher
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School: 720-561-7956
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I am a rare Colorado native and I feel lucky to live in this beautiful state! I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder and I have my Masters in Education for Elementary Reading and Math. I have taught both Kindergarten and First Grade since 2003, and have been proudly working at Fireside since 2014. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three children, traveling, reading, biking and running!

Suzanne Spruce

Job Title: Teacher
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School: 720-561-7937
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"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars"

I am a Colorado girl. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs. I am a University of Colorado graduate with a major in English Literature and Elementary Education. I received my Masters of Education in Equity and Cultural Diversity with an endorsement in ESL through CU too. I have taught both kindergarten and first grade since 2001. I have been at Fireside since 2008 and I am so happy to be teaching first grade. I live in Denver with my husband and two children. I love to travel, go for runs, ski, and play with my friends and family.

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