4th & 5th Grade
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. Dina has been teaching for nine years, five of which have been here at Tollgate Elementary. Being a teacher at Tollgate, Dina enjoys teaching her students to love learning. She pushes her students to be life-long learners and to become powerful critical thinkers. She loves encouraging students to be positive change makers in their world. Outside of school, you can find Dina cooking, reading, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, and skiing!
Susie Park: 4th Grade
Susie is a Denver, Colorado native. She graduated with a B.A. from University of Colorado Boulder and graduated with a Masters from University of Colorado Denver. Susie has been teaching at Tollgate for ten years. She enjoys inspiring students to find joy in learning, specifically in math. Students showing growth in being able to think critically and deeply when solving problems in order to make the world a better place is what keeps her teaching. Beyond the school walls, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters (ages 6 and 3), reading mystery novels, and trying to be active.
Hillary Rowse: 4th Grade
Hilary was born and raised in a tiny town in Massachusetts. She attended Colby College in Maine. From there, Hilary moved to Wyoming for a few years before receiving her Graduate degree form Teachers College in NYC. She has been working in schools since 2012, teaching everything from PreK to 5th grade. Hilary has been at Tollgate for three years and counting. She loves encouraging students to take ownership of their learning by setting and achieving their goals. In her spare time, you can find her skiing, reading, mountain biking, napping, or spending time with family and friends.
Olivia Fiergola: 5th Grade
Olivia is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors and Masters in Elementary Education. Olivia has been teaching at Tollgate for three years. She loves working at Tollgate because she enjoys working with her crew (teachers and students) to continually be better learners as well as people. In her free time, Olivia loves to be outside with her dog and friends. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, camping, and skiing.
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 west. She received her Masters in Teaching from Adams State University through the Boettcher Teacher Residency program. Bridget has been at Tollgate for that last three years and loves to make learning relevant for her students. When she is not teaching, Bridget enjoys backpacking, climbing, reading and drinking coffee.
Kayla Shea-Lewis: 5th Grade
Kayla is from Denver, Colorado. She graduated from CU Denver and started her career at Tollgate 8 years ago! She loves the Tollgate Crew and students. Kayla loves that teachers and students are excited to learn and grow together! In her free time, you can find Kayla spending time with her family, reading, and making art!
Erin Visconti: 5th Grade
Erin is from Ridgefield, Connecticut. She attended St. Lawrence University, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology/Environmental Studies. Erin received her Masters from the University of Colorado Denver in Human Learning and Development. Erin has many experiences working with students from the Teton Science School to the Friends School Boulder. This will be her second year at Tollgate! She loves the structure and spirit of CREW here at Tollgate. Erin loves trail running, backcountry skiing, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family!