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My name is Robin Hawkins. I have been at Vanguard Classical School West since 2015. I currently teach 4th grade. I have my bachelors degree in Elementary Education/Special Education. I am married and have five children ranging in age from 24 to 13. We have two dogs named Blue and Blitzen. I love to read, be outside and spend time with my family. My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and need a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, and emotionally.Email
My name is Monique Parra and I am the 4th grade teacher. I attended California State University of California, Monterrey Bay and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in sustainable communities. During my undergraduate capstone, I worked with fifth grade students to teach them about native plants in the community and the significance plants have to the local ecosystems. I discovered a passion for teaching through this experience. Working with children inspired me to gain working experience in education. I worked for a elementary school in Seaside, CA as an instructional assistant, assistant supervisor, and an after-school program leader. When I moved to Colorado, about a year ago, I became a substitute teacher. I have also been a classroom paraprofessional for a K-8 school in Aurora Public Schools. I then decided to continue my education and earn an Masters of Education with a concentration in environmental education. I chose education because I want children to explore their curiosities and be intrigued about the various subjects they learn through the curriculum. I also want children to learn important life skills that they will need to succeed in life. I believe that every child learns differently and I want to help them learn in their own unique style. My future plans are to enter a teacher preparation program and earn my teacher’s license in science.Email
Hi my name is Alexis Sulyma. I have been working at Vanguard since 2019 and this is my first year in 4th grade. I love working with kids and watching them learn and grow.