Mrs. Bender's Bio:
I am very excited to serve as Centennial's additional half-time ELD teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. I have worked in the District since 2000 in several capacities including classroom teacher, District Language Acquisition Specialist, and ELD teacher. I actually retired in 2017 but missed students and the profession, so when the opportunity presented itself to join the Centennial staff, I jumped at it. My teaching career began in 1989 after earning my Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University, a Master's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and finally an English Language Endorsement from Regis University. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two adult children and my son-in-law. I am looking forward to an exciting year at Centennial Elementary!