Patty Swenson Harms returns for her fifth year at Mountain Peak and is excited for her second year as our Kindergarten teacher. She continues to bring her passion for teaching young children to our Kindergarten students. Before joining us, she taught at Mount Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center in Boulder and Sunset Academy in Longmont. Patty has over 22 years of teaching experience, including homeschooling her two now adult sons. She attained her bachelors degree in Visual Communications from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado in Experiential Education. She has a Colorado Professional Teaching License in Art with an added endorsement in Elementary Education. Mrs. Harms also attended the University of Minnesota and continues to take classes in early childhood education. She has worked with all ages of students and particularly enjoys young children who bring energy and enthusiasm daily to school. Believing that the uniqueness of each child is paramount and the need for an educational system to honor that and work with it rather than try to fit each child into the same box, she is excited to teach at a school that matches these philosophies. Outside of school, Patty is an active member at her church and enjoys reading, hiking, mountain biking, gardening, and remodeling projects. She looks forward to helping her students discover the joy of learning each and every day!