My name is Vanessa Medina, former ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher for the last seven years and continuing into my eighth year as a second grade Math/Science teacher. I am thrilled for my new role at Columbine. It will be different for students to see me in a this role, and it is exciting for me to service Columbine second grade scholars enhance their grade levels Math skills. I look forward to a great year. Prior to becoming a teacher I was a paraprofessional at Barrett (6 years) and Columbine (3 years).
I obtained my Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Center for Urban Education @ Lowry and currently working on my Master’s in ESL and Bilingual Education through the University of Colorado @ Boulder.
I am proud to say I play two roles at the school, not only am I an employee of the school but also a parent, as Yaretzi begins her journey in Kindergarten this school year.
My country of birth is Mexico and I was raised in the southern part of Texas beginning at the age of seven. My family and I have living in Colorado since August of 2000. I am a wife and a mother to three amazing children: Anahi (11), Yaretzi (5) and Michael (2.5). We share our house with our three pet dogs. On my free time, I enjoy the outdoors, camping, playing soccer, and mostly spending time with my family.