Hello! My name is Michiko Archuleta. I have been with Adams 12 Five Star Schools for the past four years. My first year, I served as a Boettcher Teacher Resident where I enjoyed working with fourth grade and first grade students. Before falling in love with elementary school students, I taught one year at a charter school in kindergarten and ten years in private and federally funded preschools. Most of my preschool years were served in the Head Start community, where I enjoyed working closely with my students and families as a teacher and family resource provider. I am so happy and excited to be at McElwain for my third year in third grade! I am so thrilled to continue my relationships with my students and their families as we inquire on ways that we can become global learners.
In addition to a rich school life, I also have a wonderful family with whom I also enjoy learning ang growing with each day. One of my favorite past times is to spend quality time with my beautiful children and wonderful husband! It's hard to believe but we have four adult children. This year, my husband and I became grandparents for the first time and we are expecting our third grandchild in April 2017! My husband and I love to visit with our children and their spouses and hear all about all of their new adventures. When we are not visiting with our children, you might see us walking our three dogs at Carpenter Park or we might be at a local car show where we are looking for ideas on how we will restore our '72 Chevy Nova.
This year I am looking forward to learning new things with my students and fellow educators. I am so thrilled to get to know everyone and to have this opportunity to work at an IB school where I feel supported as a lifelong learner!