Ms. Catherine Cichon, Fifth Grade Teacher
Hi! My name is Catherine Cichon and I am thrilled to be joining the crew at Renaissance! Walking into the building, I knew early on that I had found a special place, and the more I become acquainted with the students, the staff, and the learning community, the more confident I become that I have found a home among like-minded learners and leaders.
While I have been teaching in various cities (and countries) for the past 10 years, I began my Colorado teaching career in DCSD. I hold two master's degrees in education and continue to see myself as a student of my craft. I have taught third through sixth grade, and am making the return to DCSD after teaching 5th and 6th grade in Englewood. I love working with intermediate elementary students as they begin to build broader connections and go more in-depth in the application of their learning--their curiosity and conversations keep me on my toes and inspire me to foster a community that is safe, hands-on, and full of opportunities to set high goals and push one another in our risk-taking and perseverance.
Outside of school, I am enjoying newlywed life--I got married on April 1st(no joke) to my husband, Danny, and we just moved into our first home in Littleton. I have a 10 year old stepson named Max, who has turned me into quite the Nerf gun enthusiast, and two cats, Howie and Snuffs. We're both originally from the Chicago area (Go Cubs!), but we can't imagine living anywhere other than Colorado. I love hiking, camping, finding fantastic local restaurants, and settling in with a good book and a great cup of coffee.