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Ms. Lynne Hensley
Welcome to 6th-grade language arts, EL language arts, and 7th-8th grade pre-AP language arts! I am embarking on my 36th year of teaching, the last 21 of which have been in the Highland School District. It is my hope that each student will find my classroom to be a welcoming place where both a challenging learning environment and laughter are found.
I received my undergraduate degree from Western State College of Colorado where I majored in education and English, and minored in biology and Spanish. I earned my master's degree in gifted and talented education from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. I have enjoyed teaching English, Spanish, speech, biology, drama, and leadership over the years, as well as working with gifted and talented students in various capacities. Additonally, I have been involved in coaching several sports, and currently enjoy keeping the home book/stats for the Highland High School volleyball teams.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy catching up with my son, Blair; reading; traveling anywhere and everywhere (especially where time can be spent walking along a beach listening to the waves); spending time with family and friends; going to movies; taking long walks with my bischon, Chloe; and watching ALL sports, especially football (Go Denver!) and baseball (Go Rockies and Cubbies!).
I am looking forward to a successful school year where a love of learning and sense of community is fostered.