Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Wendy Smith-Koceski
Originally from Chelsea, Michigan, I moved to Colorado in 1994. I received my Bachelor's Degree in K-10 Education from Eastern Michigan with a minor in Science and Social Science. I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum from The University of Colorado. I have taught grades Kindergarten through college and enjoy elementary school the best! I am passionate about Science and Literacy and hope to create a love of learning and a growth mindset in all of our Turman students. I believe all students can achieve at high levels if we have high expectations for them!
Outside of school, I have a passion for animals, working with several organizations to rescue and rehabilitate pit-bull dogs and end BSL. I am a martial artist, practicing in Taekwondo for over fifteen years. I am an avid amateur poker player as well, playing on the Denver Poker Tour. I have a wonderful husband, a daughter and a son. My daughter works in Public Relations and my son in Finance. We are a CU family, all of us alumnus!! Go Buffs! I am looking forward to a successful and productive year. I look forward to meeting you all. Please stop by and say hello!