Raelene is a first year Comet. She's looking forward to a brand new grade and all the learning adventures ahead. She has been teaching for several years, mostly in first grade; Kindergartners will be new to her but and she's ready to meet each student and help guide them toward a positive path to learning and growing. The best part of this job is the eagerness of the students she works with. Raelene believes the youngest learners usually come to school with an excitment to learn and she feels lucky to be able to encourage them right along. She likes being able to help young children get off to a great start in reading and writing.
She attended colleges in Greeley, Phoenix and Denver, but knows that the best training for her job is being the mom of four children. Mrs. Alvarez likes to hike, camp, and go to movies with her husband. She also loves to bake, read, keep a classroom blog, and listen to Christmas music all year long!