1st Grade Team

Emily Wheeler


Email: Emily_Wheeler@dpsk12.org

I was born and raised in Denver, CO. I attended the University of Denver and completed two Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Spanish. I returned to the University of Denver to complete my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have experience teaching 5th grade in a bilingual school as well as Pre-K and Kindergarten in a Montessori school. This is my first year at KCAA and I LOVE it! Our community has quickly become a second family for me and I love coming to school everyday to see my students, their parents, and my wonderful co-workers!



I was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Littleton, Colorado. I went to Fort Lewis College where I graduated in 2005 with BA in Art and a minor in Women’s Studies. After trips to Mexico and Guatemala, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher working with Bilingual students. After two years of working as a 3rd grade teacher with bilingual students, I earned my masters in Linguistic Diversity from University of Colorado Denver. I enjoy reading, making art, gardening, biking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.