My name is Tiffany Painter. I have been teaching third grade at PRA since the school opened in 2011. I love third grade!! I have a bachelor's degree in advertising from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in education from Regis University. I love learning too much to be in an office where I can't share with students.
When I am away from school I am usually doing something with my family. My husband and I have known each other since high school. We have two children, Mitch and Holly. I also have two cats, Max and Riley, and a two year old puppy, Zephyr. I love to read, walk, cross country ski, and get caught up in a Netflix show.
I believe school should be about loving to learn. In my class, we all work together to grow our brains. Mistakes will happen, but they help us become better versions of ourselves. I believe it is better to try and fail than not to try at all. Also, the students will often hear me say it is better to be kind than right. I expect the students to treat each other with respect and be aware of each other rather than just being focused on being right.