Ms. Rozx Gallegos-Art
Hola, I'm Ms. G (aka: Ms. Gallegos). I'm very excited to be part of the Midland "Essentials" Specials team. These past 26 years I've enjoyed teaching all ages (pre-K through college) and in a variety of subjects - but my favorite of all is Art. Quite often I secretly teach math, science, and literacy....through Art, but shhhh, don't tell the kids. They think they're just having fun. 🙂
I'm a Colorado native but grew up in New Mexico so I proudly claim dual-stateship. My hobbies include Art, rock collecting, baking, and ....and ....and....I just always love learning new things. Y si, soy un poco bilingue en Ingles y Espanol. (And yes, I'm a bilingual in both English and Spanish).
Ms. Shannon Glenn-Music
My name is Shannon Glenn, Ms. Glenn, and I am so very excited to be your new general music teacher. I grew up in the western North Dakota badlands on a family built, owned and operated Dude Ranch. Got my Bachelors degree from Concordia College in Minnesota, and have since gotten my Master's Degree from CSU. I have taught since 1990, with a couple of years off when living overseas in Italy, and have lived in Colorado Springs since 1994. I have two grown kids, two big cats and one wonderful man all living with me. I love to travel, hike, read, explore, sing, and play all sorts of instruments. Music is the best because I get to explore history, science, math, reading, composing, etc., etc.. I love having visitors to the music room, so all are welcome to join us for a class.
Mr. Mark Gracy-P.E.
Hello. My name is Mark Gracy and I am very pleased to be teaching at Midland Elementary this school year. I was born in Canton, Ohio (1966) and my family moved to Colorado Springs in 1973. I attended school at Penrose, Sabin and graduated in 1984 from Doherty HS. While at Doherty I ran Cross Country, High Jump in Track, and JV Basketball my sophomore year, Varsity during my junior and senior years. I was also in the Chamber Choir. After graduating, I was recruited to play college basketball at the College of Great in Great Falls Montana but broke by foot and redshirted. The basketball program folded and I transferred to Wayne State College in Wayne Nebraska where I played basketball for two seasons. I started my basketball coaching career as an assistant at Pender HS in Pender, NE. I graduated college in 1989 and came back to Colorado Springs where I was an assistant basketball coach at Doherty HS and started my teaching career as a paraprofessional at Sabin. I have taught and coached at DeBeque, Wasson, and was at Hanover ES/MS/HS for 22 years where I was the head boys basketball coach. I also coached Volleyball, MS track, and was the Athletic Director for five years. I left Hanover in 2018 and have been substitute teaching and working at Domino's Pizza as a delivery driver for 3 years. I have been married for 26 years to my beautiful wife Jackie, and have two daughters, Keagan (24) and Kylee (21). I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue my teaching career here at Midland, where I plan on having lots of fun with the students in PE Class.