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Mrs. Wendy Smith-Koceski

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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!


Sincerely,
Wendy Smith-Koceski
Principal
Turman Elementary