New Staff Member Spotlight

From Ms. Grantham:
 
Hello! My name is Jessica Grantham and I am very excited to be a part of the Global Village Academy family this year!
 
I was born and raised in Colorado. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on culturally and linguistically diverse education from the University of Colorado Denver in 2015. I am excited to have recently received my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the same institution.
 
My passion for Elementary Education sparked when I was in high school volunteering to tutor elementary school children in math. Since then I was set on my path to become an educator. I have previously taught preschool, 4th grade, and most recently 5th grade. I really enjoy working with students that are multilingual because I feel that it is an incredible asset that allows students to access and absorb their world through multiple avenues. I have a five-year-old daughter and strive to be the teacher that I want her to have one day.
 
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing soccer, reading, and doing photography. Family plays a huge role in my life and I am always trying to spend time and surround myself with them.
 
I can’t wait to meet my students and begin our journey of learning together.