Ms. Parsons

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Ms. Parsons


Greetings! I was born and raised in Colorado and attended Douglas County schools throughout my educational journey. Knowing that I always wanted to teach, I graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with my degree in Elementary Education. I have been a second grade teacher at Larkspur Elementary for the past five years and I pride myself on being a supportive, encouraging, and enthusiastic guide for my students. 

Some of my other hobbies include: spending time with my pup Ziva, hiking, biking, kayaking, yoga, drawing, horses, soccer, photography, family game nights, eating dark chocolate, and watching the sun set. 

I am a health and wellness enthusiast and I earned my yoga instructor certification in Costa Rica. Incorporating yoga, fitness, and healthy decision making is something I love to do in the classroom. Currently, I am also working on my Holistic Health and Wellness certification to become a Practitioner of Naturopathy. I am also an avid animal lover. For years, I have worked for the Denver Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center. There I was able to be an integral part in training, caring for, and rehabilitating abused and neglected horses. 

   Larkspur Elementary is a special little school in the woods and I am so thankful to be a Bobcat! Laughter and celebration are norms in my classroom, along with my three core values: respect, safety and accountability. 


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