Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Welcome to 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd grade!  I am so excited to meet each and every one of you.  I would love to introduce myself and let you know a little bit about me.  I am married with three children.  There is my husband Greg, daughters, Emma (16) and, Kaitlyn (14), and my son Aidan (13).  We spend most of our free time watching/playing hockey, tennis and volleyball.


The five of us moved to Colorado 11 years ago from the Phoenix area where I was born and raised.  I earned my BS in Biology from Arizona State University (Go Devils!!!) and my Master’s in Education through the University of Phoenix.  This is my 6th year with the Gold Rush community and I am so lucky to be part of such an amazing family.  I am also an avid reader, gardener, hiker and I love to spend time with my family.

I am looking forward to getting to know each of your children.  Teaching is my passion and I believe that each year brings new adventures and challenges.  This year will be a special year for your child and I am blessed to be a part of it.  Please know that I have an open door policy and want to hear what your thoughts and feelings are concerning your child and their learning experience.  I am convinced that it takes a village to raise a child and that the cooperation between teacher and parent is imperative for a successful education.  I’m looking forward to a fabulous year.


Lara Castro

3rd grade teacher