Taryn Cross » Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to start another school year here at PRA! This will be my eleventh year teaching 2nd graders and my eleventh year at PRA! It has been such an awesome experience to be here since day one! Teaching 2nd graders has been so fun and I cannot wait to see all of the growth our kiddos are going to make this year! :)
I grew up in Southern California and have wanted to become a teacher since I was little. It is such a privilege to be able to do what I love! I graduated with my BA in Elementary Education from Chapman University and decided I wanted to pursue my graduate degree. I thought it would be a fun experience to leave California and earn my degree in another state. I have always loved visiting Colorado, so it seemed like the perfect place to make that transition. I earned my MA in Curriculum Studies from the University of Northern Colorado and then started teaching at PRA. I am so happy that I decided to try a new place. Colorado has become home now. :) 
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son Eli, family, friends, and adorable dogs. :) I also love hiking, exploring, and traveling to new places. 
Here's to a wonderful year of learning and fun!