Welcome to fourth grade at Mountain Vista. I grew up in Aurora, Colorado with my parents and my older brother Jon. Family is important to me, and we are blessed to remain close. I graduated Rangeview High School and went on to pursue my teaching degree in Greeley at the University of Northern Colorado. After graduating in 2006, I started my amazing teaching career at Sunrise Elementary where I have been teaching fourth grade since. I quickly moved right into my master's program receiving my Master's in Reading and Literacy from Walden University which helped transform my teaching from the inside out.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends. My husband, Chris and I love to travel and enjoy the outdoors. We are either in the mountains skiing or hiking or hanging out locally enjoying BBQ's and playing volleyball, golf, or tennis. We also bleed orange and blue as we are all huge Broncos fans.
I am extremely excited and blessed to be a part of the Mountain Vista staff and community. Our goal is to create an amazing elementary school that we can all Dream, Believe and Achieve incredible things every day. Kids are my strongest passion and there is nothing greater than watching my students grow, shine and become enthusiastic about life by becoming lifelong learners.
Hello Mountain Vista friends and families! I grew up in southeast Michigan with the Great Lakes as my backyard. For as long as I can remember, education has always been a prominent fixture in my life. Right after graduating from Eastern Michigan University with degrees in math and science, my husband and I moved to beautiful Colorado to enjoy everything that the mountains have to offer - backpacking, hiking, snowboarding, and mountain biking. After receiving my teaching license at Metropolitan State College of Denver, I began my teaching career at Rolling Hills Elementary School where I spent eight years. I received my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy from Lesley University.
I feel honored being a part of such a wonderful school and community. My main goal in my classroom is to promote a love of learning, a community of respect, and to provide a safe place for children to grow, take risks and feel proud of their efforts and accomplishments. I have high expectations of all of my students and want all of my students to Dream, Believe, and Achieve!
Outside of teaching you can find me spending time with my husband and two children, helping my husband at our bicycle shops in the Highlands and Golden, curled up with a good book, or flying home to Michigan to visit my family.
Hi Mountain Vista families! My name is Emily Mazer and I am honored to be the new fourth grade teacher here at MVE. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and recently moved to Colorado with my two precious boys, Maddox and Gavin. They are the apple of my eye and we are thoroughly enjoying this beautiful state!
I attended Northern Arizona University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2005. Once I began teaching, I continued my education and got my Master's Degree, also from Northern Arizona University, in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement. Since education has always been important in my life, I was looking for something else to fulfill my love of learning. In 2011, I went through the National Board Certification process. This was a rigorous undertaking and really helped me realize the importance of WHAT I am doing in my classroom and WHY. When I achieved National Board Certification, it was a huge accomplishment I take a lot of pride in.
When I am not at Mountain Vista, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. The boys, our miniature dachshund, Cubbie, and I enjoy camping and spending time outdoors. We love attending sporting events and enjoy playing any sport together, so Colorado has been the perfect fit for us!
I look forward to working with the amazing Mountain Vista families and will continue to create a learning environment where we all DREAM, BELIEVE, and ACHIEVE!