A summer camp job inspired Mrs. Dufresne to have a career working with children. She loves being a member of the first-grade team and bringing her son to kindergarten at Graland.
Impacting Students I enjoy leading mindfulness sessions with my students. It is often the only time in the day were they are given an opportunity to remain still and silent. It gives them a chance to focus inward and take some time to themselves.
Lifelong Learner The Mindful Schools online course that I took has helped me to, not only provide moments of mindfulness to the students, but remember to take a moment to care for myself. I am passionate about learning. Not only do I enjoy learning new things and loved school/college, I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others and strive to help students enjoy their learning experience like I did.
Favorite Teaching Moment One of my most favorite teaching moments at Graland was organizing and leading a field trip to Rocky Mountain Arsenal, a wildlife refuge near Commerce City.
Life Goals Visit Australia
Fun Fact I’ve never had a cavity!
Favorite Childhood Memory Growing up on my family's dairy farm. Especially summertime!
Joined Graland in ... 2010
Education BS, Cornell University MS, SUNY Cortland
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.