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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 - 4th Grade Team

Google Classroom and Class Dojo

We will still be utilizing Google Classroom for some assignments and messages to students. You can also connect to our class with the Class Dojo app. An email will be going out to parents soon regarding that. 



Mrs. Hawkins Homework




Ms. Parra's Homework


Field Trip

Red Rocks Amphitheater

May 6





Core Virtue of the Month


is to delight in beauty and mystery.



4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Hawkins

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.

4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Parra

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.

4th Grade EA

Ms. Sulyma

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.