Christine Kern - Kindergarten Teacher

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Christine Kern has been working in Douglas County School District for twenty-four years. She worked as a Kindergarten Educational Assistant, a Kindergarten Enrichment teacher and now is a Kindergarten teacher at Eldorado Elementary. In 2008, she earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies/Literacy and Teacher certification from Adams State University. At Eldorado, she is a teacher representative for the Building Leadership Team. She is inspired to create a positive, warm and caring learning environment that establishes lifelong learners.

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Christine Kern


Melissa Gibson - Kindergarten Teacher

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Melissa has been teaching for the past 9 years. She has experience teaching at the preschool level, sixth grade, first grade, second grade, and her favorite, Kindergarten! This will be Melissa’s 3rd year working in DCSD and being a Coloradian. She comes to us from Southern California where she received a BA in liberal studies and a teaching credential from California Baptist University. She is thrilled to be part of the Eldorado family!



Krisie Hamilton - Kindergarten Teacher

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Krisie has taught for twenty three years here in Douglas County, fifteen years at Eldorado Elementary School, opening it with many of the beloved teachers who are still here today. Krisie has extensive training in Gifted and Talented learning, Early Childhood Education and Guided Reading. She is so very glad to be back working in her "home school" with so many familiar staff and community members giving lots of hugs.

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Krisie Hamilton

Kindergarten Educational Assistant

Diana Szymczak

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Kindergarten Team Fall 2020

Kindergarten Team, Fall 2020

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Kindergarteners learning about good dental health from a local dentist.

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Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected].