Welcome to Kindergarten!



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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Heather Trelease - Half Day Kindergarten


My name is Heather Trelease and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself.  I was born and raised in beautiful Denver, Colorado.  I obtained my Bacherlor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University and then continued my education at Metro State College to receive my teaching license.  My husband, Justin and I have two wonderful sons, Jacob and Sam, who are alumni of Lincoln Academy. This will be my fiftheenth year at Lincoln Academy.  I started as a parent volunteer and felt at home in this caring, kind, rich learning environment. I eventually became an Education Assistant and then a teacher.  I taught Second Grade for six years, Full Day Kindergarten for three years, and will now begin my third year in Half-Day Kindergarten.  I love teaching Kindergarten and watching all of the growth that occurs over the school year.  I am looking forward to being your partner this year to help your child have a successful year.

 My classroom is a welcoming, safe, nurturing place.  I look forward to a wonderful year in kindergarten with your child.


Amy Jenkins- Half Day Kindergarten


My name is Amy Jenkins.  I grew up in Southern California, and moved to Colorado to attend Colorado Christian University.  I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and my Master's degree from Colorado State University-Global in Teaching and Learning with a specialization in English Language Learners.  I met my husband, Scott in college and we have been married for 23 years.  We have 2 daughters who both attended Lincoln Academy from Kindergarten through Middle School.  They both attend Wheatridge High School now.  Kiah is a senior and Karis is a freshmen.  Lincoln has been an important part of my life, as a parent, a substitute teacher, an educational assistant and a teacher.  This is my 4th year teaching AM Kindergarten.  The community at Lincoln is the main reason I am here.  It is a priviledge to be a part of this amazing team of educators and families.     

Our Kindergarten classroom will be a rich, positive learning space, where students will feel cared for and respected.  I'm looking forward to an exciting year full of new knowledge, new friends and new adventures.


Andrea Neely - Full Day Kindergarten


My name is Andrea Neely. I grew up in Colorado and attended Dennison and D'Evelyn. I graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix in 2018. I student taught in Jefferson County at Maple Grove Elementary. This past year I was a first grade teacher in Scottsdale, AZ at BASIS Scottsdale Primary East. I just recently moved back from Arizona and I am very excited to be back home! I strive to create a positive community based classroom where students feel comfortable and welcome. I am looking forward to this school year and I cannot wait to get to know all my students. 


Lauren Kunau - Full Day Kindergarten


I would like to welcome you to kindergarten at Lincoln Academy! My name is Lauren Kunau and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year. I am looking forward to meeting you and your family this year.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in Arvada, CO. Upon graduation from high school, I found an amazing college in Phoenix: Grand Canyon University. I spent four years absorbing as much information as I could before returning to Colorado to do my student teaching in Adams District 50. I graduated from Grand Canyon University in April 2015 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. This is my fifth year at Lincoln as a teacher, but I was a student here from 2002-2004 for 4th and 5th grade. It has been wonderful to get to experience Lincoln Academy from a student’s and teacher’s perspective. As we enter the school year, I want you to know that I am excited to partner with you. I find it to be extremely important to have your participation in your child’s education every step of the way. I strive to provide a positive, fun, energetic, and academically rigorous environment for your child. My goal is to create a classroom community that works together to support all learners as students will work to reach his/ her fullest potential. I set high expectations for myself and my students to encourage each person to do their best and bring out the best in others. I look forward to getting to know you and your kindergartener. I am honored to have the privilege of teaching your child this year!

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