5th Grade

Erin McCulley
5th Grade Teacher

Voicemail: 303-982-4042
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Erin McCulleyI am so excited to be starting my second year at Sheridan Green! This is my fifth year teaching. I have previous experience teaching teaching kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, third grade and am now ready to take on 5th grade!

I grew up in the Littleton area and attended Powderhorn Elementary, Summit Ridge Middle School, and Dakota Ridge for high school. The past 6 summers I have worked at a Foothills summer camp as an Assistant Program Director.

I love all things Disney - I worked at Disney World for 7 months while I was in college and it was an unbelievable experience. I had the chance to meet so many people from around the world and gain experience working for such a magical company. I am also a huge fan of the theater. My best friend and I have season subscriptions to the Denver Center for Performing Arts and it is so much fun going to see all of the shows during the year. I love going to the Renaissance Festival during the summer and have actually started trying to teach myself how to is always great to learn a new skill :)

Rachelle Johnson
5th Grade Gifted & Talented Teacher

Voicemail: 303-982-4640
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Rachelle JohnsonAs you’ll soon uncover, I love teaching and learning! Most importantly, I love developing profound relationships with my students. Although this may seem cliche, it is the foundation of my teaching philosophy. From the premise of trust, respect and love, our learning community thrives. Learners take risks. Learners express feelings and needs freely. Learners support learners. Learners understand the power of failure in the teaching and learning process.

Clearly, trust, respect and love also underlie students’ emotional and physical safety. Thus, emotional and physical safety comprise the second aspect of my teaching philosophy. To bolster these critical elements, we will explore the power of compassion and equity across learning and social settings. Gator 3 - our PBIS System - will continue to shine in our community, too. However, it has been transformed. In addition to demonstrating Respectful, Responsible and Safe behaviors, our entire school community has added “+ Kindness.” By adding kindness, we elevate the importance of empathy.

Lastly, I am passionate about ensuring students’ interests drive their development of new understandings. By the end of this school year, students will complete three project based learning excursions! Not only does this platform support Jeffco’s Generations and the Gifted and Talented Department's transforming-the-task directive, buy it also personalizes learning and promotes self-actualization.

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