Close the opportunity gap by providing small group math & literacy instruction for our highest need students in order to accelerate their academic growth.
Stuart and his kids

Meet the Centennial Elementary Literacy Fellow Team!

Christen is a literacy fellow at Centennial Elementary School.  Her hometown is Denver, Colorado and she graduated from Bennett College  in North Carolina with degrees in English and Global Studies.  When asked why she became a fellow Christen said, "I'm a DPS grad and being able to come back after school and work in my community was important to me.  I want to be the teacher that inspired me.  I want to have a big impact on a student's life."
Christen Aldridge is a literacy fellow at Centennial Elementary School. Her hometown is Denver, Colorado and she graduated from Bennett College in North Carolina with degrees in English and Global Studies. When asked why she became a fellow, Christen said-“I’m a DPS grad and being able to come back after school and work in my community was important to me. I want to be the teacher that inspired me. I want to have a big impact on a student’s life.”

Leanne Carmichael
Leanne Carmichael is a returning literacy fellow at Centennial Elementary School. Her hometown is Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and she graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Special Education. When asked why she became a fellow, Leanne said- “I love working with kids and see a strong need for early literacy development.”

Katharine Wilson
Katharine Wilson is a literacy fellow at Centennial Elementary School. Her hometown is Aurora, Colorado and she graduated from the University of Denver with degrees in English and German. When asked why she became a fellow, Katharine said- “I like literacy and working with kids. This seemed like a good combination.”

Stuart Hardin
Stuart Hardin is a returning literacy fellow at Centennial Elementary School. His hometown is St. Louis, Missouri and he graduated from Regis College with degrees in Philosophy and English. When asked why he became a fellow, Stuart said- “I love reading and being able to share that with kids. I especially like the elementary age group. It’s cool to be able to work with all the elementary age groups.”

Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter is the coordinator at Centennial Elementary Schools. She has been a part of the Denver Fellows for the past four years. Kim’s hometown is Denver, Colorado and she has received degrees from Metro and UCD. When asked why she got involved with the Denver Fellows program Kim said- “I was an assistant principal looking for a leadership role in a different capacity. I heard about how awesome the program was and applied.”
Katharine and her kids
Ms. Wilson and her students working together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christen leading the kids to class
Ms. Aldridge leading the students to class.