Mr. Halseide is a native of Ft. Collins. He studied in Canada, interned in Alaska, and worked in California, before returning to his senses and Colorado. Among other things, Mr. Halseide wishes he knew how to whittle wood, sail a yacht, and back up a trailer. He strongly believes in the Oxford comma, largely due to the influence of his beautiful wife. Mr. Halseide loves teaching and is pleased to be returning to Ridgeview for his twelfth year.
This is Mrs. Halseide's eighth year teaching at Ridgeview. She will be teaching American literature, 8th grade language, and 8th grade Core English. Mrs. Halseide holds degrees in English and the humanities from Doane College and the University of Chicago respectively. She loves to dance and enjoys choreographing Ridgeview's spring musicals.
This will be Mrs. Jhones' ninth year teaching first grade at Ridgeview. Mrs. Jhones graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in equine science. She has enjoyed working with children throughout her life. Her experience is varied and ranges from working with a boys' home instructing juvenile delinquents and children in need to instructing horseback riding lessons for children and adults. Outside of school Mrs. Jhones enjoys spending time with her family in numerous activities including hiking, working with horses, reading, and watching movies.
A native of Colorado, Mrs. Hayhurst is excited to begin her 7th year teaching at Ridgeview. She received her B.A. in literature in 2005. She completed her master's degree in secondary education and certification in special education from Regis University. Mrs. Hayhurst works with grades K-12 and teaches supplemental studies and language classes. She enjoys reading, movies, and rousing conversations with her children.
Mr. Hayhurst attended St. John's College, Santa Fe, where he was awarded a B.A. in liberal arts. For the 2013-2014 school year Mr. Hayhurst will be teaching Core Knowledge science in 6th and 8th grade, the high school earth science elective, the high school astronomy elective, and the high school physics elective (non-AP). When out of the classroom and laboratory, Mr. Hayhurst enjoys spending his moments of leisure exploring the Front Range, either by foot or by tire. Mr. Hayhurst believes the delineations between subjects to be arbitrary and constricting; his...
Mr. Herndon, who will be teaching upper-school history for his tenth year at Ridgeview Classical Schools, is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He completed three degrees at the Florida State University in Tallahassee: a B.S. in government, a B.A. in history, and an M.A. in modern European history, with a secondary emphasis on twentieth-century United States history and American foreign policy. He was an adjunct faculty member at the Florida Community College at Jacksonville, teaching Western civilization, United States history, and American federal government courses, as well as holding a...
Mr. Hild teaches literature, German, history, and an occasional philosophy class at Ridgeview. Since 2001, he has taught many different classes to many different students and enjoyed the great and small conversations about who we are and who we ought to be.
Mr. Hild's degrees are in English, philosophy, and political science, and he continues to read and write in these fields. Currently, he is interested in twentieth-century philosophy and its implications for education.
Mr. Hild served as Ridgeview's second principal from 2008 to 2013 and is looking forward to focusing on...
Mrs. Hitchman is looking forward to her ninth year with Student Services. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Deaf Education at UNC, then taught in 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade PSD classrooms. Two weeks after earning her Master of Arts in elementary reading, she married an Aussie. They moved Down Under for three years, where their first two sons were born and she taught adult literacy and pre-GED classes. Back in the States, she attended workshops with Lindamood-Bell and Spell to Write and Read and has been working as a private reading specialist the past thirteen years....
Miss Kujawa is a recent graduate of Christendom College (Front Royal, VA), where she graduated with high honors with a major in History and a minor in Sacred Music. Her senior thesis on Henry VII Tudor was awarded the Warren H. Carroll Award for Superior History Thesis, and she also received the Palestrina Award for distinguished choir service. She has lived all over the United States and spent a semester abroad, but was very happy to return to Colorado with her family after graduation and be rid of the humidity of the Eastern Seaboard. She is thrilled to be joining the Ridgeview community...
Kari Lennartson earned her Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She completed a BA in Studio Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where she also majored in Scandinavian Studies and minored in Art History. During her undergraduate education she spent time studying Swedish Art History at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden.
Lennartson is a practicing artist and regularly exhibits her paintings both locally and nationally. A native of Northern Minnesota, Lennartson has traveled...