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Classroom Teachers

Preschool

 
Ms. Avery Schulzki
Phone: 719-328-4943
Email:  avery.schulzki@d11.org
 

Hello, my name is Avery Schulzki, and I am a preschool teacher here at Midland. This is my fourth-year teaching, the past three years I was the preschool teacher at West. I am so excited for this transition and cannot wait for the year has instore.

A little about me. I am a native to the Colorado Springs area and grew up attending District 11 schools: Bates Elementary, Mann Middle School and Palmer High School! Both of my parent’s have been teaching in School District 11 for almost 40 years. My mom just retired from Coronado after teaching for 37 years in total in District 11. She also attended Elementary, Middle and High school in District 11. My dad has been at Palmer High School since 1991 teaching Social Studies in the IB Program. Before my parent’s my grandfather was a high school counselor at both Mitchell and Palmer. My Opa was also a high school Social Studies teacher for 40 years in New Jersey. Also, my sister is a drama teacher in District 11. You could say teaching is in my blood.

In my spare time, you will usually find me out and about or rewatching New Girl for the 10th time. I am so excited to join the Midland team this year. GO MUSTANGS!


 

Kindergarten

 
Mrs. Hannah Shaw
Phone: 719-328-4572
Email: hannah.shaw@d11.org
 

Hello there!  My name is Hannah Shaw and I am a Kindergarten teacher here at Midland!  I am a Midwest girl, growing up in Iowa and Minnesota, and my family still lives in the Midwest.  I graduated from high school in Iowa, played a year of basketball at a college in Michigan, and then ended up transferring to and graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a double bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood!

Right out of college, I took a job in Topeka, Kansas and taught Kindergarten for 5 years there.  Then, my cousin set me up with a guy named Danny Shaw, and now I have been married to Danny for almost 10 years and this is my 12th year teaching at Midland!  Time flies!

Kindergarten is my true passion and I know that it is my calling in life.  Watching young people inquire about their world, get excited about learning new things, and come out of their shell in a kind and respectful way is the reason I love teaching!

My family consists of my wonderful husband, Danny, who has also been a Kindergarten teacher here in the past, and my 2 daughters – one is 12 and one is 2!  If I'm not teaching, you might find me fishing with my husband, playing music, watching the Broncos, or hanging out with my friends! I truly enjoy life and the wonderful family and friends I have in it!  I am so glad I get to work at Midland!  It's a wonderful place!


 

First Grade

 
Mrs. Jessica Zimmerman
Phone: 719-328-4574
Email:  jessica.zimmerman@d11.org
 

Welcome to Fabulous First Grade!

This will be my 11th year teaching first grade at Midland Elementary School! I love seeing first graders blossom into readers throughout the school year!  First grade is an amazing transitional year, where your child learns independence and responsibility! 

I have been married for 14 years and have two amazing children!  I was born and raised in Colorado and went to UCCS, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications! In 2012, I received my Master’s Degree in Education from Regis University!

My family and I enjoy traveling to Glenwood Springs and Long Island every summer!

Midland is a wonderful place to learn and grow!


 

Second Grade

 
Mrs. Marge Fletcher
Phone: 719-328-4500
Email: marjorie.fletcher@d11.org

 

Hello!

My name is Marge Fletcher and I am a proud second generation native of Colorado Springs.  I have been married to my husband, Bob, for 32 years; we have 3 adult children and 1 dog. We love to travel around Colorado and spend our summers working on our gardens. 

 I graduated with my B.A. in Liberal Arts-Elementary Education from Regis University in 2005.  After beginning my career with D-11, I went back to school and finished my M.A. in Reading and Curriculum from Grand Canyon University.

I have been a second grade teacher at Midland for 11 years and am proud to be a part of our Midland community where students, "Inspire Others To Be Their Best!."


 

Third Grade

 
Ms. Lisa Amen
Phone: 719-328-3249
Email: lisaann.amen@d11.org

 

My name is Lisa Amen and I was born and raised in Colorado.  I live in Woodland Park and spend my free time outdoors hiking with my dog, playing disc golf, camping with my kids, and going to live music!  Before becoming a teacher, I was an archaeologist and worked all over the U.S., looking for prehistoric sites and artifacts.  Once my kids started school, I decided to become a teacher.  I’ve been with District 11 for 16 years and this is my second year at Midland.  I taught second grade for 9 years and this is my seventh year of third grade.  I’m very happy to be at Midland and enjoy my time there with the students and staff members! 


 

Fourth Grade

 
Ms. Linda Peterson
Phone: 719-328-2958
Email: linda.peterson@d11.org
 

My name is Linda Peterson and I am excited to be teaching fourth grade at Midland this year.

In 2014, I moved to Colorado Springs and have had the opportunity to work in many schools here. Midland is phenomenal! It is a pleasure to be here and serve your student and our community.

There is no greater passion or reward I know of than touching the future and working with students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Midland is the perfect spot for that.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, volunteering for Hospice, traveling, paddle boarding, and skiing.


 

Fifth Grade

 
Mrs. Ingrid Williams
Phone: 719-328-4573
Email: ingrid.williams@d11.org
 

Hello and welcome,

My name is Ingrid Williams, and I am a second-career teacher. I retired from the Air Force in 2011 after 23+ years of service, and now I am living my dream of teaching! I am originally from Moss Point, Mississippi, but I've been in Colorado since October 2003 when my family and I transferred here for duty at the United States Air Force Academy. I am a mom of two sons and a bonus mom of two daughters. I love teaching and spending time with my family, both immediate and extended. I have seven grandchildren, three in the immediate area and the others are in places I get to visit! My favorite past time is traveling. My destination of choice is any where there is a beach! My second favorite past time is watching sports. I am a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Lakers, LSU Tigers, and any other team within the SEC! I am proud to be a Midland Mustang since 2013, and I look forward to many years of helping our future leaders realize their dreams.