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Jennifer Flores

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About Me

What inspired you to get into the field of education?: 

My first degree was in Merchandising and Design from Colorado State. I enjoyed my job in Visual Display, but when my own children entered kindergarten, I knew I needed to switch career goals to something more fulfilling.  I spent a great deal of time volunteering in their classroom and working with students. I was inspired watching the children grow and blossom.  I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to return to school and have my own classroom.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?: 

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the light bulb click as students gain new information.  I love the excitement that younger kids bring into the classroom.  Everything is a new adventure and they are so eager to learn. I love my job!

General background information (years in education, degree(s), Universities/Colleges attended): 

My first degree was in Merchandise and Design from Colorado State.  When I returned to school for my Masters in Elementary Education Degree, I attended Regis University while I worked as a substitute teacher in Poudre School District.My focus was on emergent literacy and reading instruction. I have been working in the educational field since 2008. In 2013, I returned to school to earn my Bilingual Education Certificate and worked with both students and adults learning English as a second language.  I began working as a Literacy teacher at Polaris in 2014.  Since 2014, I have expanded my own learning through certifications in Orton- Gillingham, as well as District trainings in LETRS and Multi-Sensory Reading Instruction. I have experience in Expeditionary Learning, IB, Core-Knowledge, and teaching diverse populations such as ELD and various socio-economic backgrounds.


My free time is spent with my husband and four children.   You can often find us at a baseball game or enjoying live music.  I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with friends.

Thought Provoking Quote: 

"A River Cuts Through Rocks, Not Because of Power, But Because of Persistance."

My Classroom

Courses Taught: 

Multi-Sensory reading and writing instruction (K-5),

Elementary and adult English as a second language,


About My Classroom: 

I aim to have my classroom an inviting and a safe place to learn and explore.  Reading is so fun that I want to share the excitement with my groups.  We learn by playing reading strategy games and using multi-sensory approaches to help young readers.

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.