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Hi I'm Colleen

I am a special education school teacher who loves children and being a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother of six, and grandmother of thirty one beautiful grand-kids. I love being with my family, reading, shopping, crocheting, riding ATV's at our cabin, and of course teaching. After raising my children I went to school and earned my BS degree in education specializing in special education. I continued my education while teaching and earned my MS degree in reading and math K-6. One of my fondest experiences was getting my college degree and having six grandchildren waving, smiling and shouting "Grandma" from the stands. I can honestly say that I am very blessed and love my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My family is my top priority and means more to me than anything in my life. Being a Mormon means that I can earn the privilege of going to the temple to make sacred covenants with my Heavenly Father, making it possible to live together with my family throughout eternity. I cannot imagine being without even one member of my family. I am working at keeping my self worthy of this great blessing while trying to set an example for my family members, hoping that they might also choose to be worthy to live together as a family with our Heavenly. Without the gospel as a guide and the blessings of the Temples my life would not be complete with the hope of becoming an Eternal Family to live together throughout all Eternity.

How I live my faith

I am currently teaching in an elementary school and work with beautiful children in the 4th through the 6th grade. It is amazing to me that I have been able to become a small part of many of their lives in order to help them learn and grow. I show my love and faith in my Heavenly Father by trying to show love and respect for each child and their family members. If I remember that each person is a beloved child of my Heavenly Father's and try to see others as he sees them, I can see and understand their great worth. It does not matter what I am teaching or which child I am working with because I understand that each of them are loved by the same Deity that loves me. We are all Children of a Heavenly Father who knows each of us and loves us. The learning difficulties that my students may face can be overcome with patience, love and the knowledge of their true identity. It does not matter what disability a person has, what color of skin they wear or what their personal beliefs are, because I know that they are all children of God. I try to show my love for my Heavenly Father by the way I treat others in my job and my family.