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Ms. Maggie Hinken

Hello, my name is Maggie Hinken and I am thrilled to be teaching here at Cherry Creek Academy. I originally am from a northern suburb of Chicago. I attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where I received my degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, I decided to stay in Omaha and teach 1st grade for 2 years. I am excited to have made the move to the beautiful state of Colorado. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors whether it’s hiking, sailing, or just going for a walk. At home I like to drink coffee, read or try out new board games. I also love to spend time with friends and family and am lucky enough to have my brother living in Boulder.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is I believe that all children want to learn and are capable of doing so. It's important to have a positive and safe classroom environment where students feel curious to try new things and understand we learn from our mistakes. I have high expectations and standards for my students that I know they can meet and will help them get there. I am passionate about teaching reading and helping children become more confident in their skills.  

I'm looking forward to working with many wonderful students and celebrating their growth and progress throughout the year.