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Jessica Dufresne

Support Teacher

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
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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.