4th & 5th Grade CREW

Elizabeth  Gerson
4th Grade

Beth was born and raised on the ocean in South Jersey before moving to Baltimore where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Towson University. After moving to Colorado in 2019, she sees no other home in sight and loves everything Colorado has to offer. She is a HUGE Boston Celtics fan and when basketball isn’t in season, enjoys spending free time outside camping, in the kitchen baking or hanging out with her wife and friends.

She is eager to continue teaching at Tollgate amongst a positive CREW and continue to learn how to best support her students within the EL environment! Beth is passionate about building a strong community within her classroom by working alongside families and staff. She aims to prepare students for success well beyond 4th grade. 

Email: eagerson@aurorak12.org 

Dina Horner
4th Grade

Dina was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. She attended Metropolitan Sate University and received her Masters from the University of Colorado Denver. Being a teacher at Tollgate, Dina pushes her students to be life-long learners and to become powerful critical thinkers. She hopes that students will become positive change makers in their world. Outside of school, you can find Dina spending time with her family, doing anything outdoors, reading, putting together jigsaw puzzles, or trying new recipes! 

Email: ahorner@aurorak12.org

Megan Radke
4th Grade

Megan Radke is a 4th grade teacher at Tollgate. She was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and earned her Bachelors in Education from University of Wisconsin Madison. Right after college she moved to Colorado to explore the outdoors. She has been teaching in Aurora since 2015. Megan is passionate about fostering a love of learning and critical thinking in all of her students. When Megan is not teaching, she loves spending as much time as possible outside hiking, skiing, camping, and staying active. She is an avid reader, and looks forward to instilling a love of reading in her students. 

Email: mrradke@aurorak12.org

Maureen Wayne
5th Grade

Maureen was born and raised in a family of die hard Red Sox fans in Western Massachusetts. She lived and taught at an international school for 22 years in Lahore, Pakistan where her two children grew up. Upon returning to the U.S., she completed her Master's Degree in Education at Westfield State University. She recently moved to Aurora, to be closer to her children who both live in the Denver area. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, painting, cooking and entertaining, as well as spending time with family, which now includes a new granddaughter. She is thrilled to be serving the students at Tollgate! 

Email: mwayne@aurorak12.org

Jazzmyn Davis
5th Grade

Hi my name is Jazzmyn Davis. I just moved to Colorado from Los Angeles, California 4 days ago. I was a 4th grade Assistant teacher and High School Girls basketball coach at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, CA. I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Psychology from Cal State San Bernardino, and got my Masters degree in Education from Concordia University.

I played College basketball for 4 years and coached for 6 years. Last season my team won the CIF Division 1 Championship for Southern California. My favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles Clippers. And my favorite NFL team is the Denver Broncos! I am so glad and excited to be joining the team here at Tollgate.

Email: jazmdavis@aurorak12.org 

Bridget Reichelderfer
5th Grade

Bridget was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended Colby College in Maine where she majored in biology. After exploring the Midwest and the East Coast, Bridget decided it was time to move to the West. She received her Masters in Teaching from Adams State University through the Boettcher Teacher Residency program. Bridget loves to make learning relevant for her students. When she is not teaching, Bridget enjoys backpacking, climbing, reading and drinking coffee. 

Email: breichelderfer@aurorak12.org

Kayla Shea-Lewis
5th Grade

Kayla is born and raised in Golden, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a degree in Elementary Education and has a master's degree in Elementary Mathematics Education. Kayla started teaching at Tollgate in 2010! She loves being a part of the Tollgate community where teachers and students are dedicated to their learning. Her favorite part about teaching is encouraging students to become lifelong learners and to be passionate activists who can make a difference in the world. When she is not teaching, Kayla enjoys reading, making art, listening to music and spending time with friends, and family!

Email: kashealewis@aurorak12.org

Kyle  Burch
5th Grade

Bio coming soon!

Email: kburch@aurorak12.org