Hello, my name is Miss Culek and I am excited to be teaching 3rd grade at Coyote Creek Elementary this year! Originally from Iowa, I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Literacy Education. I have lived in Colorado for a year and recently relocated to Highlands Ranch. I enjoy living in Colorado and all that this great state has to offer. I love being outside hiking, biking, skiing, gardening, or just relaxing with a good book!
Through my education and experience, I have learned to appreciate the value of building relationships with students, families, and fellow educators. I believe children learn best in a compassionate classroom where all students feel welcome, comfortable, and valued. I look forward to keeping my students challenged, motivated, and excited to learn! If you see me around, please stop and say hello, I look forward to meeting you and your family!
Hello! My name is Megan Gonzales, and I am extremely excited to be your 3rd grade teacher this year. I just graduated from Colorado State University (Go Rams!) with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have an Elementary Education and Family and Consumer Sciences endorsement.
I was born and raised in Highlands Ranch with a few of my years spent in Temecula, California. I graduated from Columbine High School where I learned how important it is for a community to
be a family. Being part of the Columbine community drove my passion to become an educator. My goal as an educator is to create a loving and supportive community inside and outside of the
My fiancé and I are both Colorado natives and we love to go off-roading, paddle boarding, and
hike. Our family consists of two crazy dogs, two cats, and a turtle.
I am looking forward to filling my second year of teaching with lots of fun memories and learning
with all of you!
Welcome to 3rd Grade! I am looking forward to an amazing school year with your child at Coyote Creek Elementary!
I have been teaching in Douglas County since 2005. I’ve been fortunate to teach second grade through fifth grade in Parker, Colorado.
I am originally from Illinois. My husband and I have a beautiful daughter and two sweet and spicy dogs. In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, going to the movies, reading, learning, and most of all, spending time with my family.
I am looking forward to getting to know your child, share in their interests, and find what works best for their learning. Your child and I will work together to continue their academic journey, and build upon their strengths. My overall goal is to nurture their love of learning and support them as they continue their growth in exploration, risk-taking, self-efficacy, and self-advocacy.
Again, I couldn’t be more excited to be your child’s teacher this year, and I am looking forward to working with you and your child! I am confident we are going to have a magical year full of discovery, learning, and growth!