My name is Tiffany Richards and I feel so fortunate to be teaching 4th grade at Columbine! I am originally from Santa Barbara, California but have called Colorado home for quite a while. My undergraduate degree is from Colorado State University where I studied journalism and Spanish. I was convinced that journalism was the way to create a more equitable society and was the path to social justice. I moved overseas and was fortunate to have lived and worked in Spain, Greece, Italy, and New Zealand. Throughout these experiences I realized my mom had been right all along (I hate it when that happens!); I had to admit that real change begins with education. I moved to South Korea and taught English where I realized my passion for teaching. Eventually, I returned home and completed a Masters in Urban Education at the University of Colorado at Denver.
I have spent the last three years working in Jeffco Public Schools, and I am so excited to begin my career with Denver Public Schools. I am a strong believer that students are most successful when they see a connection between home and school, so the door to my classroom is always open! I look forward to working and learning with you about how to best meet the needs of your kids to ensure they have many options ahead of them!