Hi! My name is Briana Folkerts and this is my first year at Global Village Academy! This is my first year teaching 4th grade English, but my fifth year as an elementary teacher. I have taught 1st grade and 3rd grade previously and I am very excited to start this new journey!
I have my Associates degree in Applied Science and my Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science with a Minor in Elementary Education. Over the past 4 years of teaching, I have obtained many specialized certificates, completed professional development trainings, and have taken extra courses. I love learning and I especially love teaching others!
My family and I moved to 4 different states by the time I was 7. My Dad was in the Army and when my parents divorced, we moved to Colorado, where all of my Mom's family still lives. I was raised in the same house, in Northglenn, until I moved out for college. My childhood home is about 5 blocks away from GVA and my Mom and Stepdad are still happily living there! My younger brother, older sister, and I attended a charter school growing up. I am the middle child and I wouldn’t have it any other way.