I am a Denver, Colorado native, and proud to say so. From a young age, I knew I wanted to write. I spent 10 years working as a reporter for Colorado newspapers and covered a wide variety of topics, yet always seemed drawn to stories about public education. After I had my own children, I realized that what I really wanted to do is teach elementary kids. I have now worked for Denver Public Schools for more than 10 years. My son and daughter, now grown, are both Polaris “alums.” I feel truly fortunate to work with the faculty, families and children at this amazing school.
Email address: Angela_Dire@dpsk12.org
I was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, but have been in Denver since elementary school. I’m a proud DPS graduate! After I attended CSU and Metro State for undergrad and teaching licensure, I later went back to school for a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Integrated Arts from Lesley University. I started teaching for DPS in 1997 and have taught 3rd, 4th, Art, GT, and special education. When I’m not in school I’m riding bikes with my family or visiting with my friends.
Email address: Jessica_Rogers@dpsk12.org