Sixth Grade

Welcome to Sixth Grade!

Meet our teachers

Karen Anderson
Mrs. Karen Anderson
Mrs. Anderson is ready for another year at GRE! This will be her 18th year at Governor's Ranch. She loves teaching Reading, Writing and Social Studies to 6th graders. She graduated from Ricks College (now BYU-I), Metro State College of Denver (now Metro State University), and Walden University where she earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Literacy. Reading is and always has been her favorite subject. Her favorite books include the Harry Potter series and the Alex Ryder series. Mrs. Anderson and her husband, Thayne, have five children, 12 grandchildren, and two dachshunds. She loves spending her time playing with family, "glamping," sewing, and cross-stitching.

Michael Varney

Mr. Michael Varney

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Mr. Varney is excited to head into the 2018-19 school year! This year is exciting and sad as this is the last year for Mr. Varney to teach sixth grade at GRE. He is currently entering his tenth year at Governor’s Ranch and 20 years overall. Throughout those years, Mr. Varney has taught fourth through seventh graders, mainly focusing on math and science. After graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma, Mr. Varney started his career in North Carolina. Mr. Varney continued to learn himself as he acquired a master’s degree with a focus on curriculum and instruction. Mr. Varney is currently enrolled in his administration/principal program and plans on graduating in April of 2019. This will hopefully set Mr. Varney up for his next challenge of being an assistant principal. Mr. Varney is married and has one child. Mrs. Varney works for University Hospital in Aurora, and his son, Kameron, is entering his senior year at Lutheran HS where he competes in the long and triple jump for the track team. The Varney family is complete when you have met their two dogs, Duce and Koa. When not at school, Mr. Varney enjoys winter days snowboarding on the slopes or warm days climbing mountain passes of his road bike!

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