Fifth Grade

Heidi Archuleta

5th Grade Teacher

This is my 13th year teaching with my background primarily in English Language Development and English Language Arts. I attended Metro State, where I earned an undergraduate degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Subsequently, I attended Grand Canyon University, obtaining a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have two incredible children whom I couldn’t be prouder of. My son is a college athlete that plays basketball, and my daughter is a junior in high school. Traveling to new places is our favorite way to spend our time off.

A quote that I try to live by:

“Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.” —Annette Funicello

Nina Flores

ELA-S Teacher

I was a bilingual student, I came to the USA when I was 7 years old knowing “Pollito-Chicken, Gallina-Hen, Lápiz-Pencil, and Pluma-Pen”. I am passionate about helping students and their families feel like they belong in the USA, to be proud of their roots, and know that the USA embraces them on every level. I am the oldest of 3, being blessed and privileged to come from an amazing, hard-working, and loving family/parents and an extensive and supportive Mexican extended family. Community and Family Engagement are extremely important in Education and I make sure I teach fractions and bring our Community together! I went to Universidad Iberoamericana, a Jesuit, Community-driven University in Mexico that strives for social justice and I had the opportunity to do a Master’s in Information Technologies and a Master’s in Education in the following Colleges: UNLV (Nevada), UTEP (Texas) and MSU (Colorado). My interest and hobbies are Spending quality time with friends and family, yoga, climbing, African dance, picnics in the park, standup paddle, standup comedy, psychology, and soccer. Also, I used to have imaginary friends when I was 3-5 years old, their names were Lobelibiz y Baliztudu, cool right? I am passionate about Psychology, Health Psychology, and Social Psychology. A passion of mine is connecting people to themselves and others, and connecting resources so everyone can thrive in this world.

A quote that I try to live by:

“Every human being deserves human rights.” —Cleo Wade