Nina Starks

I am greatly looking forward to this year as it will be my second here at Soaring Heights, eighth as a fourth-grade teacher and eleventh as an educator.  My love of teaching began 12 years ago in a kindergarten classroom.  I sort of "fell into" a teaching job after graduating with my B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Fullerton.  Once discovering that teaching was my passion I returned to school to obtain my M.Ed in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada, Reno.  I love exploring and learning with my students through inquiry each day.  Seeing my students incorporate their own creativity and watching them collaborate together to solve problems and supporting them in helping make their ideas become reality is at the very core of why I love being a teacher.  During the school year, I coach robotics and love to see my students outside of school developing these skills in teams.   

My husband, Scott, is a fifth-grade teacher at Timberline PK8 in Longmont.  Our son, Finnley, just turned three in May and keeps us on our toes with his funny, creative, energetic and loving personality and our family is rounded out by our two dogs, Rusty and Riley, who still love to go outdoors camping, hiking and traveling with us even at 12 years of age.  In addition to outdoor activities, I really enjoy reading, taking walks with my family and yoga.  

I look forward to partnering with you in the upcoming year to make fourth grade an unforgettable year for your student.



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