Hello! I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade at Polaris! I have been teaching for over 5 years. I always knew I wanted to be in a helping profession and doing creative work, so teaching is the perfect fit. I grew up moving all over, even living in England for some of my elementary school experience. My family eventually settled outside of Houston, Texas. I went to college in Fort Worth, TX and received my degree from TCU, GO FROGS. I worked one year in Texas in second grade, and then I made the move to Denver. I quickly joined the DPS team. It is a dream to get to work at Polaris.
I chose to be a teacher for many reasons. I love helping others, being creative, laughing, and helping young ones grow academically and socially. Teaching rigorous lessons and seeing growth in academics is so important, but I find it equally important to teach good character and help children learn life skills leading them to be strong, kind and successful individuals. When I am not teaching I enjoying going to the mountains, hanging with my puppy Chuck, working out in various ways, spending time with friends and family, dancing, reading, and of course traveling. Here’s to a great year!
Email address: Megan_Dineen@dpsk12.org
My name is Alysha Policicchio and I teach 3rd grade at Polaris Elementary. In previous years, I have taught math intervention, subject tutored K-12, and worked for Peace Jam Rocky Mountain. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors degree in elementary education. I am originally from Chicago, IL, and I moved to Denver in 2016 to continue my career in education. In my free time I enjoy hiking, painting, and traveling.
Email address: Alysha_Policicchio@dpsk12.org
My name is Talia Cheron, and this is my first year at Polaris! I will be teaching 3rd grade Science and Social Studies. I am originally from Connecticut, but went to college at College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina to escape the awful Connecticut winters! I went to school for Elementary Education. I then moved to Gainesville, Florida for graduate school at University of Florida, where I received my Masters degree in Reading Education. I ended up staying in Gainesville for 6 years, and taught 3rd grade! I wanted a change (and to escape the humidity!), and decided to move to Denver this past summer knowing no one! It’s the next bravest thing I have done after skydiving! In my spare time I enjoy exercising (I work out at Orange Theory!), traveling, reading, hiking, and watching my Florida Gators play! I am so excited to be here at Polaris and can’t wait for a great year!
Email address: Talia_Cheron@dpsk12.org