We are having an in-person parking lot round up for incoming kindergarten families. This will be from 1:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, February 27th. If you have a child that will be starting in Kindergarten this year this is for you.
Tuesday March 2nd
On March 2nd we will celebrate reading all day!
To be devoted to our country, love of your nation.
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
My name is Andrea Rubino and I am the 4th grade Education Assistant. I have worked at Vanguard West for 3 years but was a volunteer here for three years prior to my employment. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.
Hi my name is Madison King I grew up in Northeastern Colorado. I enjoy spending time with my dog Stella and exploring the beautiful outdoors. I attended Northeastern Junior College where I played volleyball and got my Associates Degree. I then worked as a paraprofessional in an Elementary school for 3 years as well as coached the high school volleyball team. I am doing school online to get my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I recently moved to Aurora this summer and am so grateful to be working at Vanguard.