Brittany is elated to continue on the BFA team, which was a joy to share in the jubilations of the school’s opening year. Since the sixth grade it has been an aspiration of hers to teach Kindergarten, even since she first experienced the positive impact a teacher can make through seeing how her mother’s teaching changed lives. She similarly aspires to make a difference in children’s lives using education to inspire a lifelong love of learning and a brighter future.
Brittany graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a concentration in Early Childhood Education. Brittany feels grateful getting to teach for a second year in the academically stimulating and welcoming environment of BFA.
The majority of Brittany’s life has been spent in Colorado, where she developed an appreciation for the vast and beautiful nature of the state through her two favorite activities: camping and hiking. A self-described bookworm, Brittany is passionate about reading and hopes to create the same love for reading in her students.
A “true southern gal,” Rhonda was born in New Orleans and grew up in central Mississippi. She attended Ole Miss (The University of Mississippi), where she received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
Upon graduation, she moved to Memphis where Rhonda began her career teaching sixth grade. She then taught kindergarten for eleven years in Olive Branch, Mississippi. She created a transition class between kindergarten and first grade and taught that class for 8 years.
Rhonda moved to Colorado seven years ago and joined the teaching staff at Platte River Academy where she taught sixth grade for 5 years. While teaching at Platte River, she attended the Grand Canyon University online program and earned her master’s in Reading Education.
Last year she joined the BFA family. She has truly enjoyed teaching at BFA and is looking forward to another terrific year.
She lives with her husband and their dog Aja in Littleton, Colorado. Rhonda enjoys running and in the past few years has completed several 5K races, 7K races and 10K races. Her hope is to one day complete a half marathon, full marathon, and maybe a triathlon. She also enjoys hiking, reading, and working in her gardens. One of her favorite things to do is watching football, especially Ole Miss football when she can!
Rhonda has one daughter and 3 “bonus” children, all of whom are now grown. Her daughter lives in Memphis with her two very precious granddaughters, ages 5 and 7. Her stepchildren live in the Denver area.
Susan feels very fortunate to be a part of the BFA Kindergarten Team. Susan has been teaching for over 20 years and absolutely loves it! Susan received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Iowa State University.
Susan lives with her husband in Parker, and they have four wonderful children. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family. Susan’s interests include sports, camping, hiking, crafts, going to the beach, and of course shopping! She looks forward to another wonderful year of teaching at BFA.
Kayla will be beginning her fourth year of teaching kindergarten this year. A Colorado native, she attended schools in the Douglas County School District. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Elementary Education where she played for the women’s soccer team for 4 years on an athletic scholarship. She received her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.
Kayla got married this summer and spent a month touring Europe on her honeymoon. She lives in Lakewood with her husband Jay and golden retriever puppy Jax. She enjoys spending time with family, playing soccer, watching movies, and camping. She feels so fortunate to be apart of the BFA family and is looking forward to another great year at BFA!
Veronica is beginning her second year of teaching this year. Her first year of teaching was done in Scottsbluff, Nebraska as a third grade teacher. She is extremely happy to join Ben Franklin's kindergarten team because kindergarten is the grade she always imagined she would teach. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Elementary Education.
She loves the outdoors and can’t wait to be near the beautiful Rocky Mountains once again. Veronica was married this summer and is happy to begin this next stage in her life back in Colorado. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, camping, hiking, crafting, and reading. She is so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the BFA team!