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Katie (Stone) Bayer

Grade 4 Teacher

The new Mrs. Bayer, née Stone, enjoys building furniture and woodworking in her spare time. Her goal in her fourth-grade classroom is to create an environment where students work collaboratively and take ownership of their own learning.

Impacting Students
I love when the students are able to draw their own conclusions in mathematics and find their own errors in computation. It allows me to literally see them learning.

Lifelong Learner
In two short days at High Tech High, I gained tools that I was able to use in my classroom the next day as well as tools for long-term unit planning. It was a great reminder that students deserve to be exposed to challenging material, and that simple scaffolding can allow each one to be successful.

Favorite Teaching Moment
Whenever students take lead and ownership over the classroom.

Professional Passion
When I can learn alongside my students and allow their questions to guide a lesson.

Feels Rewarded When ...
Kids are talking about class outside of the classroom.

Best Use of Math in the Real World
Iron Man competitions. Biking, running, and swimming laps ... there is so much math that can be found in these activities such as spatial awareness, pace, and training. I also love all of the math that you can learn through building and woodworking.

Life Goal
Open a donation based mortuary.

Other than Graland, I Support ...
The Dinner Party support organization, Various medical research causes, mental health organizations

Joined Graland in...
2017

Hometown
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Education
BA in elementary education from Elizabethtown College
Pursuing master’s degree in curriculum and instruction (math concentration) from the University of Denver
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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.