About Me

Dear First Grade Families,

Welcome to first grade at Gold Rush Elementary!  I am excited to begin a newschool year and look forward to meeting you and developing a partnership with you as parents.  First Grade is an adventure and has been my favorite grade to teach.  It is so much fun to see the growth that takes place!  You will be amazed, and I look forward to sharing the journey with you and your child! 

I am entering my 25th year of teaching, all here in Douglas County.  I have been at Gold Rush since it opened in 2008, and I love being part of such a wonderful school and community!  I taught Kindergarten our first year before moving to first grade.  Prior to that I was in Highlands Ranch, where I spent time teaching first, third, fourth, and fifth grades.  I also worked with struggling readers in a reading intervention program.  I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching in 1999. 

My husband, Steve, and I are Colorado natives and we enjoy doing many of the

great things our state has to offer.  We have two sons, Blake and Tyler, who both attended Gold Rush.  Blake will be a junior in high school this year at Legend, and Tyler will be Freshman.  Tyler was part of our first Gold Rush class to go all the way through Gold Rush, from kindergarten to fifth grade.  And now he is a freshman in high school!  The time really does go so fast!  Before you know it, your first grader will be at Legend too!  

With three boys in the house we spend a lot of time playing and watching sports!  Both boys play baseball so you can often find us at a baseball field! Together we love to ski, hike, and spend as much time as we can in the mountains.  We also enjoy cheering on all our Colorado teams! 

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child!  Feel free to email me at Stacie.martino@dcsdk12.org if you have any questions or concerns.  I look forward to our year together!

Stacie Martino

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