Participants

Lead Teachers

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Amanda Brunk
Middle School: Englewood Middle School
Discipline: Mathematics
Amanda Brunk is currently a Math and Science teacher at Englewood Middle School. She has been teaching at EMS for 11 years. A graduate of Colorado State University with a BS in Biological Sciences she has a Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Design. Her dream was to become a Marine Biologist but confesses, "in all reality I just wanted to play with dolphins". Instead, she decided to become a teacher. She lived in South Africa for two years and taught 8th, 9th and 10th grade Science and Biology. It was an amazing experience and she and her husband loved to go on safari's. Currently, Amanda spends a lot of her free time with their three girls who are 9, 6 and 16 months. She loves living in Colorado because she enjoys camping, hiking and skiing with her family..
David Lammers
Middle School: Englewood Middle School
Discipline: Science
David obtained his B.S. Degree in Geology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and he was one class short of getting a minor in Mathematics. When asked about why he chose science, David said, "I never intended to major in science while at college, but took a class in Geology and really liked it." After graduating in 1984, the oil bust hit and work as a geologist was difficult to obtain, so he worked in landscaping for many years until he went back to the University of Colorado at Denver to get his teaching certificate. David became a teacher in Englewood and has been teaching there for the past 20 years. Interestingly, David is teaching in the very same district he attended as a youth. He graduated from Englewood High School in 1980. In 1999, David received his Master's degree from Colorado Christian in Curriculum and Development. David was born and raised in Colorado and after having traveled to many places he says he would not want to live anywhere else. When asked about what he enjoys about living in Colorado, he responds, "WEATHER!!!WEATHER!!!!WEATHER!!! Not only the temperatures but the storms we get!!" He loves the outdoors, Italian food, and hockey, and has been a season ticket holder since the Avalanche came to town. Finally, David is proud of his 20 year marriage to his wife, an art teacher in Littleton. Their son is a junior at Heritage and daughter is a freshman, also at Heritage.
Ericka Legnard
Middle School: Englewood Leadership Academy
Discipline: Mathematics
Ericka has been teaching middle school math and science in Englewood for 14 years . She co-created and launched Englewood Leadership Academy in 2000, and remains committed to this unique program. Her educational interests include brain based learning and the integration of math with the arts. She participated in the GK-12 trip to China in Spring 2011 to study Chinese education and culture. Ericka lives in the foothills with her husband and two kids, and loves to be outdoors hiking, running, skiing and enjoying Colorado.
Miranda Price
Middle School: Englewood Middle School
Discipline: Mathematics
Miranda currently teaches 8th grade Math and Algebra and Englewood Middle School. Miranda received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and her Masters of Art in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in science) from the University of Colorado Denver. Along with having a Resident in her classroom, Miranda is involved with a grant that teaches math through visual art. She also coaches Volleyball and Track. She was a Lead Teacher for the GK-12 project the last two years and is excited for year 3!
Suzanne Stark
Middle School: Englewood Leadership Academy
Discipline: Science
Suzanne has been teaching for 25 or so years, most of which has been 6-8th grade science. For the last several years she has been teaching at a small public middle school (Englewood Leadership Academy) in Englewood, Colorado. Suzanne prefers having students work in cooperative groups and use lots of hands on materials. Suzanne enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, and an occasional camp out.
Scott Wallace
Middle School: Englewood Middle School
Discipline: Science
Scott has been a Middle School Science teacher for 19 years. He currently teaches 8th grade Science at Englewood Middle School. Having been a scientist and microbiologist before becoming a teacher, he enjoys engaging students in meaningful science experiences. Scott has a Masters of Education in Science Curriculum and Pedagogy form the University of Colorado at Denver. He is an avid mountain biker and spends his summers designing and installing Japanese gardens, water features, and flower gardens.