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Maria Howard

Hi there! My name is Maria Lepine and I am so excited to be teaching third grade at Brantner this year. I am passionate about education and its purpose. I believe every child deserves to be educated and have a loving and nourishing experience. I recently just completed my Masters in Education and will be starting my first year teaching. I am originally from Colorado right outside of Boulder. I went to CSU in Fort Collins for undergrad and then completed my Masters at CU Denver. When I am not working with children I love to be outside. 

Some of my favorite things to do are yoga, hiking, backpacking and water sports. I try to spend as much time as I can in the sunshine and in the backcountry. I value building relationships with people and spending time with friends whether that is being active or catching up over a meal. I also enjoy being involved in the local community through volunteer work and other events. Family is very important to me, and with being Italian we spend a lot of time together eating and cooking.


Thank you for reading and I am looking forward to our journey together.