Welcome to Mrs. Piland’s class!
I am so excited to have your child in my class this year! It’s going to be a wonderful year full of exciting learning experiences. I am entering my sixth year of teaching overall and my first year teaching first grade. I have my bachelors degree in anthropology and history from the University of Colorado at Boulder and my masters degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado.
I am passionate about early literacy, hands-on learning, and building a strong, inclusive community where students are willing to take academic and social responsibility. I believe that open communication is necessary and critical in the support of our first graders and I welcome you to reach out anytime! :)
I am a Colorado native so when I’m not in the classroom, I love hiking as well as climbing Colorado’s tallest peaks. I also love reading and visiting natural history museums. As a lover of all things literature, a few of my favorite authors are Avi, Patricia Polacco, and Jacqueline Woodson among many others. I am always open to book recommendations so please do send them my way! :)