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3rd Grade Teachers
Erin Kinsella is very excited to begin her second year of teaching at Ben Franklin Academy. Shortly after receiving her degree in Psychology with a Minor in Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder, she enrolled in the University of Northern Colorado to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching. She was fortunate to complete her student teaching here at Ben Franklin Academy and taught 4th grade last year. She is very excited to continue her educational journey in the 3rd grade this year.
In her free time, Erin enjoys hiking, cooking, yoga, Zumba, singing, spending time with her dog (Madison), and playing all types of sports. She is very passionate about working with children and families, and welcomes all to stop in at any time for a question, concern, or even a friendly hello. Erin is very eager for the new school year, and is excited to be a part of the BFA family.
Amy is thrilled to be starting her first year at Ben Franklin Academy in third grade. She remembers third grade to be one of the most influential years in her life. It was in this grade that she started to develop her life long passion to become a classroom teacher.
As a Colorado native, Amy attended Azusa Pacific University in Southern California for undergrad. After graduation she moved back to Colorado to continue her education. Amy attended MSU Denver where she received her teaching license and Masters in Education.
In her free time she loves to sew, paint, and spend time with friends. When she gets the chance she loves to travel to different cities all over the United States.
Amy is inspired by the way Ben Franklin uses Core Knowledge to produce life long learners and cannot wait to be a part of that process. She feels incredibly grateful for the opportunity to join the BFA family.
Linda is overjoyed to return to the most exemplary school of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and school board she has ever been associated with to teach 3rd grade. Her strong belief that “all children can succeed” in the right academic environment led her to Ben Franklin Academy to teach 5th grade during the school’s inaugural year in 2011.
Linda has been married for 33 years to her husband Chuck and they are the proud parents of three adult boys. Her eldest son and his wife gave them the gift of her first grandchild, Sawyer James, who is currently 7 months old. During her time away from the classroom, she not only enjoyed spending time with him, but traveling.
She is full of enthusiasm and energy to open her classroom to her new students. She feels strongly in working together with parents to create an environment where each child’s uniqueness is paramount and where they feel safe, secure, and cared about.
Having met with her 3rd grade teammates over the summer, she is thrilled to welcome the students into the wonderful world of 3rd grade with these talented ladies.