Nina Starks

I am thrilled to be joining the Soaring Heights PK-8 community as a fourth-grade teacher this year.  I am passionate about exploring and learning with my students through inquiry each day.  In 2008, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and fell into a job teaching half-day kindergarten after graduating.  It was at that point that I fell in love with teaching and returned to school to earn my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada, Reno.  
My family and I moved to Colorado this past summer from Austin, TX where I have spent the last 6 years teaching fourth grade.  I am originally from Nevada, born and raised in the shadow of the beautiful mountains of Lake Tahoe.  My husband, Scott, is also a teacher in St. Vrain and our family is rounded out by our lively two-year-old son, Finnley, and our two spunky pups, Rusty and Riley.   When I am not teaching you can find me consuming books (recommended mostly by my students), traveling, hiking, and camping with my family, or enjoying taking a deep breath in a yoga class.  
I look forward to partnering with you in the coming year at Soaring Heights PK-8!


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