A National Blue Ribbon School

A National Blue Ribbon School

Shelby Alm

3rd Grade Teacher
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Hello! My name is Shelby Alm. I'm new to the Kruse Cougar family and new to elementary education. I graduated from Colorado State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as minor in Spanish. I completed my teacher prep program at Western Colorado University this past spring. Between my studies, I worked in a childcare center, and then as a full time nanny for many families. I've also been a yoga teacher for 9 years! It's a dream come true to have my own classroom this year at Kruse and to teach all of my amazing students. 

It's important to me that my classroom feel like a home away from home for my students and me. I want my students to feel seen, heard, valued, worthy, and loved. Building and reinforcing classroom culture and community through relationships and social-emotional learning are integral parts of my teaching philosophy, and I believe that the best classroom management happens when students see themselves reflected in the culture and take pride in creating a safe, respectful environment for everyone.

"All behavior is a form of communication."


PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.