Degrees and Certifications:

BA Elementary Education MEd Reading Specialist Endorsement

Mrs. Mandy Macklem

Hello!  My name is Mandy Macklem and I am so excited to start my 2nd year of teaching kindergarten.  Prior to joining the kindergarten team last year, I was the reading specialist here for six years and a 2nd grade teacher for one year. All in all I have been teaching for 14 years.  Before I began my journey with Merdian Ranch, in 2013, I spent three years teaching in District 11, and two years in Ridgway, Colorado.  Last year my switch to kindergarten was unexpected, but I unexpectedly LOVED it!  I knew that when given the option to do it again, or go back to my reading specialist position, my heart was with the kindies.  I graduated with my BA from Colorado Christian University in 2007 and finished my MEd with a Reading Specialist endorsement from Regis University in 2013.  I live in Colorado Springs with my husband Kirk, and our daugher Kenna (3).  We also have two fur babies, Chloe (14) Rowan (4).  I look forward to facilitating a great year for a new group of kinders!