Kindergarten Team

Erica Atchison

ERICA ATCHISON

Email: ERICA_ATCHISON@dpsk12.org

Hi. I’m Erica Atchison and love teaching my kindergarten class. Is is so fun and rewarding. I grew up in Incline Village, Nevada, a small town on the the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. I graduated from the University of Nevada in Reno and earned my masters degree from

UNLV. I’v taught in Nevada, Arizona and now Colorado. I have a

wonderful husband, James, and two very active dogs who love to run.

 


Shelby Finney

Email: SHELBY_FINNEY@dpsk12.org

Hello! My name is Shelby Finney and this is my second year teaching kindergarten at KCAA. Before coming to KCAA, I taught 1st grade in Colorado Springs for four years. I Finney, Shelby Kinderam a Hope College graduate; majoring in special education and elementary education. After graduation, I moved from Michigan to Colorado for the mountains, sunshine and adventure! I got married this summer and my husband Matt and I love spending our free time camping and hiking. I also enjoy playing tennis and volleyball, cheering on the MSU Spartans, Hope College Dutchmen, and A&M Aggies and going on road trips.

Why do I teach? I teach because…
I love kids, I believe all children can learn and I want to make a difference. I love light bulb moments, celebrating small achievements, helping students persevere and getting students fired up about learning new things!