Putnam Elementary

School of Science

Ms. Brenna Winkelman

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About Me
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I was born and raised in Minnesota.  I attended Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota where I received a degree in Psychology and my Elementary Teaching License.

I moved out to Colorado after I graduated to experience something new and different in the lovely sunshine of Colorado.  I taught 1st and 2nd grade in Aurora Public Schools from 2015 - 2018.  Last year was my first-year teaching 1st grade at Putnam Elementary and I am thrilled to be teaching 1st grade again this year!

I love and admire the unique experiences each student brings to my classroom which has led me decision to continue my education and in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education.

My Classroom
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2013-2014 Full-Time Substitute Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, SOAR Schools, Denver, CO

2014-2017 Second Grade, Century Elementary, Aurora, CO

2017-2018 First & Second Grade, Century Elementary, Aurora, CO

2018-2019 First Grade Teacher, Putnam Elementary, Fort Collins, CO

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What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I spend my spare time outside running, hiking, backpacking, swimming and snowboarding.  I enjoy trying knew things such as traveling and eating exotic food.  Of course I love spending time with my dog, Springsteen.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a small town (Afton) in Minnesota about 35 minutes from St. Paul Minnesota.  

Why do you love being a teacher at Putnam?

I am excited to have a diverse student population and the learning experiences that brings to our classroom culture.

Anything special about your classroom?

 I enjoy learning from my students and incorporating their needs into our classroom to create a positive, safe, collaborative community.