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Meet Our Faculty

Wendy Demartini

Kindergarten Teacher

From a young age, Mrs. Demartini never saw herself as anything else besides a teacher. She loves to connect with each of her students to learn exactly what will provide the most growth socially, emotionally, and academically. 

Impacting Students 
Something new I have added to our phonics lessons comes from Lucy Calkins new phonics program.  Students become word scientists as they investigate and study our language.  Two students lead the way-they wear a lab coat and protective glasses!  The children are so engaged!

Lifelong Learner 
The Diversity Cohorts and directly impacted my instruction.  I have a new lens when selecting literature to share. I have deeper discussions because I now have tools that guide me.
 
Favorite Teaching Moment
Any moment when a student shares something that indicates just how "deep" they can think!
 
Professional Passion
I am passionate about creating a safe environment for each learner.  I help each child be the very best they can be.
 
Feels Rewarded When …
I see the light go on and the child has the "Aha!" moment.
 
Outside the Classroom I’m …
… reading, knitting, or enjoying the outdoors.

Fun Fact 
My husband and I completed a full marathon in Alaska with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Team in Training.  We walked it.  7 hours, 6 minutes, and 5 seconds!

Joined Graland in... 
2011

Also Known As ... 
Diversity Cohort 1 and 2 Member, Admission Spokesperson, SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Member

Hometown 
Binghamton, New York 

Education 
BS from Skidmore College
MS from Long Island University
Doctoral studies at Fordham University

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.