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Ann DeBoe

Athletics Coach and PE Teacher

Coach Deboe is also a carpenter in her spare time. She constantly works toward empowering each student to find their own voice, contributions, and role as a mindful citizen.

Impacting Students
In each of my daily lessons, my intention is to integrate mindfulness, kindness, cooperation, and support. Despite one's athletic ability, through movement, games and activity involvement, these characteristics should be the foundation and goal for each student interaction.

Lifelong Learner
I’m more aware of the impact of "touch" regarding students with tactile challenges. I have always used a pat on the back or touch to the shoulder when talking/praising a student. Now I realize there are some students with sensory issues and am mindful to respect those boundaries.

Favorite Teaching Moment
Witnessing a student "light up" and finding their personal niche, especially with those previously negative towards or struggling with sports/activity.

I Love Teaching Because ...
I love working with kids and guiding them towards self discovery and the joy of sports and activities.

Other than Graland, I Support ...
ASPCA, Colorado Horse Rescue, Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, Dumb Friends League, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living

Favorite Sport to Watch
College Basketball -- the teamwork, cohesiveness, strategies, counter-strategies, mental and physical demands of the sport, sportsmanship, the overall energy of the environment on the hardwood.

Also Known As ...
Basketball Coach, Volleyball Coach

Joined Graland In ...
2008

Education
BS from Colorado State University-Pueblo
MS from University of Northern Colorado - Greeley
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Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
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.