Ms. Champion is responsible for creating a safe space for middle school students to explore their interests, develop their talents and begin the journey of who they are to become. She is a former middle school English teacher who transitioned into administration to better impact character development. Ask about her favorite board game!
Favorite Interaction with Students
I love playing with students - board games, four-square at recess and working on puzzles.
Most Inspiring Graland Program
I look forward to graduation because I know we are sending out students who are kind, compassionate and thoughtful people and who will make a positive contribution to their high schools and communities.
Favorite Graland Moment
I am lucky because my favorite Graland moment happens on a daily basis. As someone who resides in the Middle School, I love to get out and see Pre-K and Kindergartners explore new things and demonstrate a love for learning.
Graland Trip I Love
I was most impacted on the eighth grade Civil Rights trip, especially crossing the Edmund Pettus bridge in the rain with students.
I accept every day as a growth opportunity where I am open to learning from students and colleagues alike. If I spend enough time listening and engaging, I am bound to learn something. My goal is to promote that love of learning for everyone in the Graland community.
Why I Work at Graland
My favorite thing about working at Graland is the students.
Outside Graland I’m ...
... with my family, on the tennis court or behind a good book.
To drive cross country in an RV
I grew up playing the cello and was a music minor in college.
Favorite Childhood Memory
Long summer nights playing kick the can with neighborhood friends
Other than Graland, I Support
CIRCLE/STAMP, Women's Foundation of Colorado
Joined Graland in
BA from Bowdoin College
MA from University of Colorado, Denver