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Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Esther Hitchcock

I am thrilled to be back at Devinny Elementary and be a part of Devinny’s 2nd grade team!  I began my teaching career in 2000 and joined Jeffco Public schools 8 years ago. Prior to that, I taught in Boulder and Denver. All of which has been in the primary grades (kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade). I've been at Devinny for 4 years and am excited to start another year! I'm originally from the east coast, New York and New Jersey. I moved to Colorado in 2000 seeking a new adventure where it quickly became my new home. I completed my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and my Masters in Linguistically Diverse Education (ESL) at the University of Colorado Denver.


I love spending time with my family! I have a wonderful husband (from Green Bay), 2 young children and a dog, Lambeau (Go Pack Go!). I enjoy hiking, camping, gardening and going to music festivals in the summer. I believe in open communication and collaboration. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or information that you’d like to share. I look forward to a wonderful year ahead with this fabulous group of 2nd graders!!


 

Shonia Peachey

This is my 13th year at Devinny. I have been teaching in Jefferson County for 17 years. I have taught every grade level in elementary except Kindergarten and sixth grade. I have also taught preschool and worked with children in some capacity for over 30 years. I have a Bachelor's in Communication, a minor in Psychology and Sociology. I also have Master’s in Teaching. I grew up in Green Mountain and continue to live in the community. I have two children one is a Sophomore in Colorado State University and the other is a Senior at Green Mountain High. I have been married for 23 years and have two dogs. I am a Colorado native and in my spare time I am a soccer mom and love spending time with my family.


Kelli Salvucci (Gifted and Talented)

I am so excited to be back as a member of the Devinny Family and look forward to being your child’s teacher this year! This is my 18th year as an educator. The first seven years, I taught in a parochial school and the past 11 in Jefferson County. My Bachelor’s degree is from Metropolitan State College of Denver and my Master’s degree is from the University of Colorado Denver.

I am a Denver native and grew up in beautiful and culturally diverse North Denver, sometimes referred to as the Highlands. This year my husband Ken and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We have two children, Aaron our son is 29 and is a Surety Bond Executive who celebrated his third anniversary in June to our beautiful daughter-in-law Taylor who is a Speech Pathologist, and our daughter Claire who is 24 and an Inside Wholesale Financial Broker. Both of our kids, as well as our daughter-in-law are graduates of Regis University. We are excitedly awaiting the birth of our first grandchild in September. I am a huge baseball fan and absolutely love to fly fish in the beautiful mountains of Colorado every chance I get. This year my husband is going to teach me how to tie my own flies!



Sierra Snow

This is my sixteenth year of teaching and my eleventh year teaching at Devinny Elementary. I received a B.S. in Zoology from Texas A&M University and a Master's Degree in Gifted and Talented Education from The University of Texas Pan-American. I am the proud mother of two children, Jackson and Alexa, two dogs, Benson and Cady, and two cats, Sokka and Toby. I enjoy reading, crafting, and bike riding. Before I was a teacher, I was a zookeeper!

 

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