Cheers! My name is Allie Budd and I am the K-2 Learning Specialist here at Westgate!
I was drawn to Westgate because my philosophy of education is closely aligned to that of this learning community. I aim to help students explore their passions as they develop the knowledge and skills to become confident, lifelong learners. I am dedicated to serving the whole child by creating and implementing individualized objectives based on student needs. Every person has a unique potential; my aim is to draw upon student strengths in order to promote independence, academic, social, personal, and technological excellence.
I am a certified teacher in the state of Colorado with endorsements in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. I have been teaching Special Education for the past four years.
When I'm not in school, I enjoy reading, yoga, camping, backpacking, paddling, cooking, gardening, and mountain biking.