Phone: (970) 613-7136


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Masters in Elementary Education Gifted and Talented Certification

Mrs. Elens

Welcome Back! This is my 20th year teaching! I started in Cocoa Beach, Florida at an IB school teaching primary grades (1st and 2nd), moved to Colorado in 2005, and am in my 12th year with gifted students (if you don’t count my own two grown children)! I’ve also taught 5th and Reading Interventions. Currently, my passion is working at Winona Elementary School starting my 10th year servicing and identifying gifted and talented students at this wonderful school. Cherishing the time I’m able to spend with gifted students with their witty and fun personalities makes every day special and memorable for me. That’s why I LOVE MY JOB and getting to know each and every student! Of course, instilling a positive growth mindset with exciting personalized challenges have helped me develop my framework on how to teach gifted students. Staff, student, and parent input/partnerships are crucial in making this happen! Please feel free to reach out to me anytime to discuss your gifted or potentially gifted student. I’m at two schools, but have an open communication policy. Follow my bi-monthly GT Newsletters to get more detailed information.