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
I have been teaching for over 25 years, and have taught third grade at Polaris for many of those years! Prior to teaching third grade, I was a librarian at University Park and Steck Elementary and a fourth grade teacher in the Palm Beach County Schools in Florida. I love teaching because I enjoy working with children and their parents. My favorite subject is writing, and social studies is a close second!
When not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and friends. I love to hike, garden, travel and read. A new hobby I have undertaken during the past two years is backyard bee keeping. Harvesting the honey and opening up the hive has been great fun!
Email address: Lynn_Richards@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