3rd Grade Teachers
Eleven years ago, Corey began his education career teaching third grade at Normandy Elementary in Jefferson County. Like Ben Franklin Academy, Normandy Elementary is a Core Knowledge school with a curriculum that enabled students to grow and reach their individual potential. After six years of teaching at Normandy, Corey had the opportunity to become the first assistant principal of North Star Academy in Douglas County. Corey describes it as a fantastic experience; the ability to work with teachers as well as students, to implement a curriculum at another Core Knowledge school. However, after four years, the classroom began calling Corey back. He looks forward to returning to the classroom.
Corey graduated in 1998 from Metro State with a degree in History. Later, he received his master’s form the University of Phoenix in Elementary Administration.
A Colorado native, Corey is the youngest of eleven, and is engaged to be married. As long as he can remember, Corey has always loved sports (especially football) and has had a strong desire to coach. Teaching is a natural fit for Corey.
Katie began teaching in 2001 after graduating from Missouri State University. In 2004, she received her master’s degree in Elementary Education. Katie has a passion for teaching and thanks to BFA, is a true believer in Core Knowledge curriculum.
Katie lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband, Mike. Last Halloween, they welcomed their spooky little monster, Adam, into the world. Katie, Mike, Adam and Kaiya (the crazy dog) love everything about Colorado. They spend lots of time outdoors hiking, swimming, riding bikes and grilling with the neighborhood.
Katie can’t wait to start another year at Ben Franklin Academy. She feels like BFA is such a positive and inspiring community and she loves being part of it!
Craig is thrilled to begin his teaching career at BFA. Craig’s professional background was primarily in the financial and banking industry. As a first year teacher, Craig is excited to join BFA and looks forward to following his heart to education and giving back the way he has always wanted.
Craig is a Colorado native and will never leave this beautiful state. He graduated from Colorado State University (Go Rams!) with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a concentration in Elementary Education.
Craig lives in Highlands Ranch with his loving wife and two fantastic children, ages 7 and 5 (who attend BFA). Craig has also coached baseball, football, and wrestling for four years.
Angie is very excited to be teaching third grade at Ben Franklin Academy. Angie went to CU Boulder (go Buffs) and has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. This will be her 7th year teaching. Angie was a substitute teacher last year at Ben Franklin Academy and fell in love with the school, its philosophy, and its students.
Angie grew up in Littleton and is lucky to have a large extended family living close by. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Trevor, for 15 years. They have three boys, one which is starting Kindergarten, one in second grade and one in fifth grade, all at BFA. After staying home with the boys she is excited to jump back into teaching and is excited to be at the same school as her boys.
With having three young boys any free time is usually on a baseball field, basketball court or soccer field. Angie loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys watching movies, playing tennis, reading a good book, and getting pedicures!
Angie is excited to meet her class and share her enthusiasm for learning. PLAY BALL.