Ms. Elwood is excited to be starting at Westgate Community School! She has taught 5th or 6th grade for the past five years, starting with Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton and, more recently, Monterey Community School in Thornton.
A Colorado native, Ms. Elwood dreamed of winning an Academy Award for best original screen play and moved to Los Angeles when she was 18 (from her hometown of Manzanola, population 150). Four years later she moved back to colorful Colorado and went to work for a small town newspaper.
Her journey to becoming a teacher took her from the newspaper to the library, where she started to work in 2006. It was because of all the inspirational books she came across at the library, and a need to share that love of reading with young children, that she decided in 2013 to return to school and earn her teaching license.
Outside of school Ms. Elwood loves to travel, read, and spend time with her family. She is excited to share her knowledge of goal setting and perseverance with students, and create a learning environment that is a warm community of learners.