Lincoln Academy

Charter School

Educating with Excellence

 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 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.  This will be my thirteenth year at Lincoln Academy.  I taught full day kindergarten for the past three years, and am excited to begin a new adventure in half day kindergarten.  Previously, I taught second grade.  I began my career here at Lincoln as an Educational Assistant.  My classroom is a welcoming, safe, and nurturing place.  I look forward to a wonderful year in kindergarten with your child.


Betsy Smith - Half Day Kindergarten

Inspired by my third grade teacher, I decided when I was eight years old that I wanted to be a teacher too.  I love working with children and I love teaching at Lincoln Academy!  I am a Colorado girl.  I grew up in Lakewood, attended college at the University of Colorado where I studied History and Education, and received my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University.  This is my 15th year at Lincoln Academy and my second year in Kindergarten.  I have two children ages 7 and 9 who also attend Lincoln Academy.  When I have a spare moment I enjoy being with my family, walking my dog, hiking, riding my bike, reading, browsing cookbooks, attempting to garden, and just being outside. 


Jennifer Roberts - Full Day Kindergarten

My name is Jennifer Roberts and I love being a Kindergarten teacher!  I graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics.  I completed my teaching licensure at Regis University and my Masters in Literacy Instruction at the University of Colorado Denver.  Prior to joining Lincoln, I taught in Denver Public Schools.  This will be my twelfth year at Lincoln, my tenth as a Kindergarten teacher.

Originally from New York, Colorado is my home after being here for over 20 years.  My husband Charles and I have two boys -  Obi a senior at Pomona and Jack an sophomore at A West. Besides spending time with my family and teaching, I love to read, drink coffee, crochet, and go for walks with our 2 dogs - George & Gracie. 


Lauren Kunau - Full Day Kindergarten

I would like to welcome you to kindergaten 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 third 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 throughout this year. 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!


Our wonderful Educational Assistants are:

Amy Jenkins - Kunau Full Day

Keri Campbell - Roberts Full Day