Our teachers place a big emphasis on social and emotional skills along with teaching the curriculum. Students are also exposed to art, music, technology, and physical education throughout the week. Learn more about the second grade curriculum below.
I was born and raised in Lafayette, Colorado and have stayed close to my beautiful home to enjoy the natural environment and tight knit community. I attended all BVSD schools growing up, and had a great experience, so it was my dream to be a teacher in BVSD! I currently live in Longmont with my partner, Jessica. We love to go to the movies, have game nights, and explore the yummy restaurants in Longmont.
I am ecstatic to be starting my teaching career at such a wonderful school. I recently graduated from CU Boulder (GO BUFFS!) with a degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in culturally and linguistically diverse education, as well as a minor in leadership. I am passionate about environmental and social justice and look for ways to make my lessons relatable, meaningful, and interesting to my students.
This summer I taught 1st graders in Longmont, went to Maui, spent time outdoors, read some books, did some yoga, and enjoyed time with family and friend.
Fun Facts about Ms. Hailey Ettinger:
I LOVE coffee! (vanilla cold brew with oatmilk is the best)
I am conversationally fluent in American Sign Language
I enjoy cooking and baking (I made a cinnamon toast crunch birthday cake from scratch recently)
I have many house plants and love getting new ones
My name is Staci Fay and I am so excited to be joining the Kohl Community this year! I am going into my seventh year teaching second grade. I was born and raised in a suburb outside of Chicago, Illinois. I completed my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Illinois. Once I graduated, I moved to Maryland and taught second grade at a Title 1 school just outside Washington D.C. During this time I completed my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on Teacher Leadership at Concordia University. I also worked as the Grade Level Chair for five years, supporting my teammates in analyzing student data to create tailored intervention and extension opportunities to each of our students. I am excited to use my experience to support our amazing students at Kohl Elementary!
In my free time, I enjoy exploring new places, spending time with my family, traveling, hiking with my 3 year old Husky, skiing, biking, running Tough Mudders, reading, learning Spanish, and cooking.
I can’t wait to meet everyone!