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West Campus
P: 303.691.2384
F: 303.226.5529

East Campus
P: 303.338.4110
F: 303.338.4129


West Campus
801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

East Campus
17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

VCS West - 2nd Grade Team

Daily Schedule

7:50 - 8:20 Social Emotional Learning 

8:20 - 8:45 Riggs

8:45 - 9:35 Specials (PE, Art, Music, Reader's Theater)

9:35 - 11:00 Literature and Writing 

11:00 - 12:05 Saxon Math   

12:05 - 12:20 Recess #1

12:20 - 12:40 Lunch 

12:40 - 1:25 ELD/Enrichment  

1:25-1:45 Read Aloud/Typing Practice 

1:45 - 2:00 Recess #2

2:00 - 2:35 History 

2:35 - 3:05 Science

3:05 - 3:15 Pack up and Dismissal 

Core Virtue, Announcements, Save the Date

December Core Virtue: Service

Service is helping others with a cheerful heart.


FREE Before and After School Care! Register now through Innovations Learning! 

Masks: All students and visitors are required to wear a mask when in the school building. Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth. Thank you for helping us keep our school community safe! Please send an extra mask in your student's backpack in case one breaks or gets something on it.

Dress Code: Please review the student dress code section (pages 19-20) of the Parent-Student Handbook. Students will be written up for being out of compliance with dress code. Thank you for your help! 


Save the Date: 

December 6 - 10: Pengiun Patch Holiday Shop

December 14: 5:30pm Winter Concert (Please arrive 15 minutes early with your student and have them report to their classroom.) 

December 17th - January 3rd: Winter Break! Enjoy the time with your family

Winter Spirit Week

December 13: Dress Like a Teacher Day! (No hats, hoods, or non-clothing accessories)

December 14: Plaid / Flannel Day

December 15: Super Sweater Day (Wear a fun seasonal sweater and jeans)

December 16: New Year's Eve (Dress up in your most professional or fancy clothes!)

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2nd Grade Teacher

Ms. Sandstedt

I am entering my 15th year of teaching and have taught kindergarten, first grade, special education 4th and 5th grade, and am now in second grade. I received my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in elementary education in 2007 from the University of Northern Colorado. I then went on to receive my masters degree in special education generalist from the University of Northern Colorado in 2012. I am licensed to teach elementary education K-6 as well as special education.
I enjoy working at Vanguard because of the diverse population. I like learning about all of the different backgrounds my students come from and finding ways to incorporate that into my classroom. I have learned so much in the five years I have been here and cannot wait to see what I will learn this year. I have always had a passion for working with kids and have known from a young age that I would like to devote my life to it. I enjoy helping my students succeed and helping them reach even higher goals. Once a student has been in my class, they remain one of my students in my heart forever.

2nd Grade Teacher

Ms. Hunt

Hello! My name is Courtney Hunt and I am a second grade teacher at Vanguard Classical School's West Campus. I have a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College & State University, and seven years of teaching experience--five of which have been at VCS! I love teaching second grade because the students are beginning to look outside of themselves, are full of curiosity, and eager to learn about the world around them. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia but moved to Denver six years ago from Southeast, Alaska where I lived and worked for three and half years. When I am not teaching, I enjoy outdoor activities, singing, dancing, cooking, and live music! Teaching is my greatest passion and I always look forward to what the next school year will bring.


Ms. Pieper

Hi, my name is Clarissa Pieper and I am new to VCS this year. I grew up moving around a lot! I have lived in Virginia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Utah and Illinois. I moved to Denver from Chicago in 2019 and I am loving it! My BA is in Russian and I am currently working on an M.Ed through Regis University. I love to travel, bake, read, and spend time outdoors with my husband and two dogs. I have experience working one-on-one with students and enjoy keeping everyone engaged and excited about learning! I love learning about art, history, and language, and hope to one day teach internationally.


Ms. Hawkins

Hello my name is Alexis Hawkins. This is my second year at Vanguard but, first year as an EA. I am very excited to be with such an amazing team!