Second Grade

Welcome to Second Grade!

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Meet our Teachers

Mrs. Arnold

Mrs. Shannon Arnold
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Mrs. Arnold has been a teacher for 26 years and has been at Governor's Ranch for 20 of them! She has taught kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grade and has loved them all! She studied art, history and reading development while earning her BA degree at UNC and Metro and then went back to school for her Master’s Degree in curriculum and instructional leadership. Mrs. Arnold says that being in the classroom, watching kids learn is magical. Mrs. Arnold’s husband is also a teacher in Jeffco and they have two kids: Ella (18) and Sam (15). Ella is headed to her first year at Reed college in Oregon and Sam will be a Sophomore at Dakota Ridge. During summer, Mrs. Arnold enjoys traveling and camping with her family. She also loves to binge-watch TV shows and movies, read, and cook yummy food…when she finds the time!

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Ms. Mary Knox
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Ms. Knox is originally from Ohio but moved to Colorado as a child. She attended and graduated from Jeffco Public Schools! She has one son, Sebastian (6), who is about to start 1st grade and an adopted American Bulldog names Zoe. Ms. Knox has a BA in History and a Masters in Elementary Education, both from MSU Denver. She graduated this past May, and this is her first year teaching. Before teaching, she coached kids classes in a martial art.
In her free time, Ms. Knox trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, reads, writes, and travels with her friends and family. She is passionate about teaching and looking forward to being a part of and helping nurture the amazing community of families, students, and educators at GRE!

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Mrs. Esther Frederick
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Mrs. Frederick moved to Colorado nine years ago from the island of Oahu, Hawaii. She is married to Shaun and together they have three children, Troy(14), Annalise(11), Johnathan(8), and a new fur baby, Makai.

Mrs. Frederick earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Hawaii and decided to go back for her Masters degree in Elementary Education. She is now in her 14th year as an educator and is excited to be a part of the second grade team.

In her spare time she enjoys adventures with her family and friends to see all the beauty that Colorado has to offer. She has also visited more states living here than she has in her entire lifetime! Mrs. Frederick took her second trip to the historical sites of the east coast this summer. She had the opportunity to chaperone 50 students from Jeffco alongside Mr. Lucas, Mrs. Martin, and Ms. Jones.

Mrs. Frederick is going into her ninth year at GRE and she is grateful to work with all the amazing students, staff, and families. GRE is an extended ohana/aiga/famili (family in Hawaiian, Samoan, and Tongan) to Mrs. Frederick and she is blessed to be a part of the GRE ohana everyday!

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