About Mrs. Gorkaya

It is my belief that in order to build a strong classroom community for students and families, it is important for everyone to get to know the teacher that will be working with your children. My name is JoAnna Gorkaya, and I will be your student's teacher this year in fourth grade! I grew up here in Parker, and am so happy that I get to raise my family here, too. I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in English and elementary education. I have been at Prairie Crossing for 6 years and have taught both third and fourth grades. I have enjoyed teaching fourth grade, and love the curriculum and subjects I get to explore with the students through the year! My passion is with reading, and I am so excited to be able to share that passion with the class this year as we explore a variety of genres and authors in our reading groups as well as in our read alouds!

Along with being a teacher, I am a wife and a mommy. My husband, Max, and I have a daughter named Mila who will be turning three this year. She has been so much fun, and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching her grow and learn as she gets bigger. We also have two dogs, Bella and King. They are both very loving and fun dogs. They love "their" baby and are just as much her parents as we are. Outside of school, I enjoy playing with Mila, cooking, reading, exercising, and spending time with my friends and family. 

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