Second Grade

Phone: 719-494-8700x6606


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - History; minor - Ethnic Minority Studies (2001) MA - Curriculum and Instruction (2005) Colorado Profession Teacher License - Elementary Education (K-6); Social Studies Education (7-12)

Mrs. Vannessa Steenbock

I have been teaching since 2005 and had a calling to the field of education from a young age. My grandparents were not able to finish school due to family obligations and other circumstances, yet they knew education was so important. After seeing each of their kids finish high school and continue on to college, my grandparents received their GEDs. Their committment to education was so important that I wanted to continue my own education and encourage others to love learning. 


I am a Colorado native, born in Pueblo and raised mostly in Colorado Springs. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I love the fact that I can be hiking in the mountains, along with my husband and two dogs, within a matter of minutes.


  • Instruction will begin promptly at 8:20. 

    Our typical Daily Schedule:

    8:05-8:15 Students enter classrooms and start morning work

    8:15-8:30 Attendance, lunch count, morning work

    8:30-8:40 Morning Meeting and Good Things

    8:40-9:20 CKLA Listening and Learning

    9:20-10:10 CKLA Skills and Writing 

    10:10-11:00 Husky Hike

    11:05-11:15 Wrap-Up CKLA or Camp Timber

    11:20-12:05 Recess and Lunch

    12:10-12:25 Read Aloud and Calming Break

    12:25-1:55 Math 

    2:00-2:15 Recess

    2:20-2:25 Pack Up

    2:30-3:20 Enrichments (PE, Art, Technology, Music, or Library)

    3:25-3:30 Launch and Wrap Up the day

    3:30 Dismissal