Degrees and Certifications:
University of Northern Colorado: Bachelor's in Elementary Education with Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language Concordia University: Master's in Inclusive Classroom Strategies
Ms. Leah Braaten
Welcome to 5th grade!
My name is Leah Kersch and this is my second year at Palmer Lake Elementary school. I am excited to be a Panther! I taught for three years in Eaton, Colorado as a third grade teacher and love being here in Palmer Lake.
I have a passion for education and enjoy learning new things to challenge myself. The outdoors is my preferred place to be and I love hiking, running, and rock climbing. I am eager to learn more about you and your student throughout the year!
I am thrilled to be teaching Science and Math for the entire 5th grade. In our classroom we will focus on building relationships, strengthening our classroom culture, and how to collaborate with others. I will regularly post updates, announcements, and resources to this site and our Classroom Dojo. If you ever have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via Classroom Dojo, email, or phone.
I am looking forward to working with you and your student!
5th Grade Homeroom
Please download this app on your Smartphone or have it available on your computer! I use this site daily to monitor student progress, behavior, and keep you informed. Do not create an account yet, I will be giving students login information the first week of school that will link you to their online profile.
This will be our homeroom page. Here you will find more information about our class schedule, daily routings, homework, and other announcements. Please check this site or Classroom Dojo regularly!