About Me

Dear First Grade Families,

     Welcome to first grade at Gold Rush Elementary!  My name is Bree Roon and I am thrilled to be your child's teacher this yearFirst grade is a time where students grow by leaps and bounds, both socio-emotionally and academically; and it is such a FUN year, too!  I am honored to partner with you and be a part of your child’s journey!

     This will be my sixteenth year as a teacher. In addition to my teaching licensure from the University of N Colorado, I have a Masters Degree in reading and literacy and a Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement.  Over the years, I have been a first and second grade classroom teacher, an ESL teacher, a K-6th grade reading interventionist and a teacher coach/evaluator.  I have had the opportunity to teach in various schools in several districts and I can say that Gold Rush is THE BEST!  I taught ESL here at GRE for five years when the school first opened and returned last year to teach first grade.   I am so blessed to have come back to the school community that I think of as home.  In fact, it is home! I live just down the street. 

My husband, Brian, and I both grew up in Colorado.  After a few years in California, we were both eager to return to our Colorado roots.  We have two children here at GRE; Evan will be attending second grade and Kora is coming to kindergarten!  We also have two rambunctious dogs, Rowdy and Stella.    Life keeps us busy and we like to be outdoors when we can—camping, hiking, swimming, and keeping up with the kiddos at their sports and activities.  We are also big Broncos fans and you will find us at most home games! 

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child!   Please email  me at broon@dcsdk12.org if you have any questions in the meantime. 


Bree Roon