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Ms. Amanda


Hello parents and welcome to 2nd grade!

I am thrilled to be starting my second year as the 2nd grade teacher here at TJS!  I got my teaching degree from the University of Montana in Missoula with an endorsement in literacy.  I have been teaching for a total of four years and started my teaching career in Dolores, CO , before moving to Durango. I love the outdoors, which makes Durango the perfect place for me.  Colorado and Montana are both incredible states to explore, and with my teaching experience in both places I have been able to bring learning to life with both the natural and cultural diversity in these beautiful states.

I am so excited to be working with your child this school year.  As an educator it is my job to see how your child learns and plays in order to establish a trusting relationship and help your child grow both socially and academically.  I would like to learn more about your child so that I can guide them in  having a successful and meaningful academic year.   You can help this process by answering the questions on the back of this page. 

StaceyMs. Stacey
I moved to Durango in 2012 for the gorgeous scenery, small town feel,  and active lifestyle. I am starting my 9th year teaching in this amazing place and can't wait to grow alongside my students. I have been with Juniper since it opened in 2017 and am excited to continue the journey! I earned my Bachelor's of Science in education from Wilmington College of Ohio with specialities in English Language Arts and Science.  I am also an Orton-Gillingham trained reading instructor.  In addition, I attained my Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership from Fort Lewis College in the Summer of 2021.  Teaching is my calling and my passion.  Building a strong sense of belonging and community is one of the first priorities in my classroom!  I also love getting kids actively learning in the great outdoors, and Durango is the perfect place to do so!