Meet the Teachers
Mr. Potter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk about a charmed life: I am a founding partner at the best school in Denver! The students, families, staff and community at Denver Green School are absolutely incredible. How did I get to be a math teacher in such an ideal environment? After bouncing around the country as a boy (Illinois, Arizona, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio), I settled into the Denver area when I was 10 years old. I wanted to be a schoolteacher from an early age, and I studied at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) with that goal in mind. After internships in Kansas City, I took a detour all the way to Strasbourg, France, where I spent nearly three years teaching English. It was there that I learned French and Spanish and broadened my understanding of other cultures. Eventually, I returned to Denver, and I've been teaching in DPS ever since. DGS is a school that does so much more than teaching the basics. We created this school because we wanted to show that a great school could prepare students for a bright future and empower them to create it. Besides teaching middle school math, you'll find me cooking a great meal at home, working in the garden, out riding my bike, or planning a trip back to France.
Mr. Suprunowicz: email@example.com
I am so excited to start my 6th year of teaching with the 6th grade of Denver Green School. Growing up I really struggled with reading and writing and it wasn't until college that I finally felt successful. Despite my early detestation of the subject, I majored in English literature. My favorite author is David Mitchell; I re-read Cloud Atlas almost yearly. I started my teaching career in a traditional high school that focussed on getting all students to college. I taught 9th and 12th grade there, before taking a new job at a Montessori middle school. There I was able to integrate my language arts lessons with real world lessons of a working farm. I am excited for my first year at DGS because I will be able to marry my previous teaching experiences by creating curriculum that is rigorous college bound material and is project-based that gets kiddos in the garden. Other than reading, I love to backpack, run with my dog, play in my garden, and create visual art in my garage studio.