Kindergarten/First Grade

Tammy Bullock

Cindy Therkildsen

My name is Cindy Therkildsen and I feel so fortunate to be teaching kindergarten at Patterson International.  It is rewarding to be part of the kindergarten journey with our students.  Kindergartners are such eager learners and I love hearing their thinking.  I was a Jeffco student, graduating from Pomona High School.  I am a mom of three boys who all graduated from Arvada West.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, quilting, reading, and looking forward to springtime when I can plant flowers again!

Holly Welty

Hi, my name is Holly Welty and I love teaching at Patterson.  After taking two years off to stay at home with my children, I am excited to return!. This will be my 10th year at Patterson, where I’ve taught kindergarten and 1st grade. I love working with the staff, students, and parents at Patterson!

I received my bachelor’s degree in history and elementary teacher certification from the University of Colorado at Boulder, the English as a Second Language (ESL) qualification from Jeffco, and my Masters Degree in literacy instruction from Regis University.

I love teaching 1st grade! My goal is to help your child develop independence and a love for learning. We will utilize all aspects of the IB profile to develop an openminded, caring classroom that encourages curiosity and life-long learning.

I look forward to a great year of learning with you and your child! Communication is a vital part to your child’s success, please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns.    

Here’s to a fabulous year,

Mrs. Welty

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