My name is Janice Carrel and this year will be my 32nd year teaching. This is my 10th year at Skyview Elementary as a Learning Specialist. I have taught high school level students, spent 17 years teaching at Thornton Middle, and I have to say I love working with elementary students.
I grew up in Buffalo, New York, got my BS degree from Miami University, Ohio, my Masters in Special Education from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and my Specialists in Education degree from the University of Colorado, Denver in Administration and Teacher Leadership. I have lived in Colorado for the last 26 years and love it here.
My classes are small groups of students working on specific skills to reinforce and support the regular classroom curriculum and fill in any areas the student is may be missing knowledge in. I feel I really get to know students in this environment and really enjoy working with them.
Some of my favorite things are baking, Star Wars, spending time with my friends and traveling. In 2016, I was privileged to participate in a teacher exchange which consisted of my trading places with an Australian teacher, by living in her house and teaching her students while she lived in my house and taught my students. I feel blessed to work in such a great school.
My Favorite Things:
- Food: bagel and cream cheese
- Movie: All things Star Wars or Indiana Jones
- Book: so many - murder mystery, adventure, and romance
- Color: bright green
- Drink: Diet Coke
- Season: Fall
- Sports Team: Buffalo Bills
- Fast Food: Burger King
- Singer: all 80's
- Hobby: volunteering, reading, sewing, puzzles
- Store: Kohls
- Dessert: mud pie
- Candy: KitKat
- Snack: fruit orcandy that tastes like fruit (fruit snacks, starburst jellybeans :o)
- Restaurant: Olive Garden