My Name Is... Kate Reynolds

Lakewood native and teacher at Lasley Elementary School

Posted 8/21/18

About Me I went to Metropolitan State University of Denver, and I got my masters at the University of Northern Colorado during the 1990s. I started off my teaching career in special education, and I …

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My Name Is... Kate Reynolds

Lakewood native and teacher at Lasley Elementary School

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About Me

I went to Metropolitan State University of Denver, and I got my masters at the University of Northern Colorado during the 1990s. I started off my teaching career in special education, and I spent some time teaching for Denver Public Schools. I’ve mainly taught younger children throughout my career including kindergarteners and second-graders. Now I am a first grade teacher at Lasley Elementary School in Lakewood.

Looking forward to the school year

This will be my 16th year at Lasley Elementary School, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what this year has in store for us. I’m looking forward to a new group of kids entering my classroom, and I can’t wait to see how far I can push them. Teaching goes beyond just academics in my classroom. I like to teach my students the importance of being kind to each other.

Lakewood is home

I live in the community where my students live. I’m only three blocks away from the school, and I’m really connected to it. I went to Lasley Elementary School, and all three of my children went there too. All of my family lives in Lakewood, and this community means the world to me.

Lasley is a special place

It’s a community where the parents genuinely care about their children, and they are supportive of their teachers. The teaching community here is pretty connected, and we have an excellent staff. At back to school night, one of my old kindergarten students visited me. She’s 19, or 20 years old now. Students realize the impact that you have on them when they become young adults.

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