Perserverance= is pushing on despite difficulty and hardship.
Mrs. Parks is going into her third year teaching first grade at Vanguard Classical School. She is originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. In 2006, Mrs. Parks moved here to attend undergrad at the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned her master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado. Mrs. Parks loves seeing the smile on her student's faces and is extremely excited to be a part of the first grade team!Email
Ms. Ferguson is a 1st grade teacher at Vanguard Classical School- west campus. She has previously worked as a special education TA for 2 years. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and will have her Masters degree in Special Education at the end of August! She just moved to Denver from Massachusetts in July, and is excited to start her new adventure in Colorado and at Vanguard!Email
Mr. Garsez is a first grade educational assistant who has been with VCS-West for 4 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from MSU Denver. He has been an educational assistant for second grade as well, and helped substitute teach for many of the classes throughout the school. He also coaches the Colorado Soccer Foundation, and enjoys all the Colorado outdoorsy activities!
Ms. Baxley is a first grade educational assistant at Vanguard Classical School. She was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, and moved to Denver after she graduated from Missouri State University in December 2019. She graduated with a degree in global studies and is passionate about travel and learning about different cultures. Ms. Baxley is excited for her second year at Vanguard. Go Hawks!