Thursday, July 19, 2018

Welcome to 1st Grade!

Dear First Grade Families,

Welcome to first grade at Gold Rush Elementary! My name is Mandy Miller and I will be your child's first grade teacher this year. I am looking forward to a year full of learning and partnering with you to ensure your child's success.

I would like to take this opportunity to share some information about myself with you. I received my degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Missouri, Columbia. This will be my third year teaching in Douglas County and my second year teaching 1st grade at GRE! Teaching 1st grade has always been a dream of mine and I am so excited to be able to do it at Gold Rush!

I was born in South Carolina and lived in Utah and California before my family moved to Denver in 2006. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, watching movies, baking, trying new restaurants, and enjoying all this wonderful state has to offer!

Just as I am sure you are curious about me, I am curious about your child! I would love a chance to learn a little about your first grader before the school year starts. As such, I am asking you to please email me a short letter to tell me a little bit about your child. This letter could include interests (both in and out of school), strengths, needs, learning style, motivators and anything else that could help me get to know your child. I would also love if you could include a picture to help me put a face with the name! Please send these by August 1st if possible. Thank you in advance!

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child! Please do not hesitate to email me at if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to an amazing year together!


Mandy Miller