My name is Jeanne Easton and I am the special education teacher in kindergarten and first grade. I have a Bachelor’s degree in University Studies with minors in communication and marriage and family from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education from University of Northern Colorado. This is my 5th year at Vanguard Classical School.
I have lived in Colorado for 25 years, but there is still a small space reserved in my heart for my hometown of Paradise, California. I spent a year and a half living in Italy when I was college age and I am still fluent in Italian. I have four boys, ages 9 to 17, who keep my life complete...and busy! I teach and play the piano and I enjoy doing calligraphy.
I love working with students on the foundational skills that will support them through a lifetime of learning. Seeing a student realize that they are reading for the first time is something I particularly enjoy! I'm a firm believer in inclusive education and the benefits that model can bring to all learners and I'm pleased to be part of a school that shares that same belief.
My name is Nikki Robertson, and I am the special education teacher for the 4th and 5th grade. I graduated from CSU with a BA in theatre and Asian studies. For my masters, I did a 180 and graduated with a license in special education. This will be my 3rd year teaching here at Vanguard. Before I started my career I worked in Japan for three years teaching English and learned Japanese along the way. I am also one of the few Colorado natives left and grew up in Fort Collins. When I am not working, I enjoy dancing, figure skating, and live theatre. In fact, I just started a breakdancing class!Email