Mrs. Dow-Peterson


I am thrilled and honored, to be teaching Kindergarten once again this year. The 2021/2022 school year marks my seventeenth year as a classroom teacher, and my eleventh year as a Kindergarten teacher, here at wonderful PCK. Prior to staying home with our three children, I taught Kindergarten for three years, as well as 1st Grade for three years. While home, I enjoyed being a mom most of all, but also substitute teaching K-2, and tutoring emergent readers ages 4-6. Twenty six years ago this spring, I married my husband after obtaining my B.A. in English from the University of Colorado. While in my second year of teaching, I attended the University of Denver where I earned my Masters degree in Elementary Literacy Instruction. My husband and I love to spend our weekends outdoors with our great kids.....enjoying time at the barn & rodeo events, taking long walks w/our dogs, and hiking & fishing in the mountains when we can get away. I enjoy reading and gardening, and I relish any opportunity to slow down and journal (the old fashioned way.....with paper and pen)! I am looking so forward to getting to know you and your child, as we embark on this tremendously exciting, and joyous journey together. Kindergarten is truly one of the most remarkable times in your child's life. I can't wait to learn and grow together!

Sometimes teachers are asked what our favorite things's my responses to the following questions!

Hot Drinks: vanilla latte, chai tea, black tea latte

Cold Drinks: any flavored green tea, sweet tea, black ice tea lemonade, iced chai

Snacks/Treats: dark chocolate covered fruit (any fruit), popcorn, salted almonds

Fruit: strawberries, apples, peaches,....really any fruit!

Candy: dark chocolate salted caramels, Dove chocolates

Restaurants: Spice Kitchen, Junz, P.F. Changs

Lunch take out: Panera, Chipotle, Jersey Mike's

Places to shop/Gift cards: Hobby Lobby, Murdoch's, Amazon

Nail Place/Spa: Green Tea Nails, Elements Massage

Flowers: Gerbera daisies, Stock, Tulips

Scents: vanilla, lavender, Bath &Body Works A Thousand Wishes

Sports Team: not a huge fan

Hobbies/Interests: mountain hikes, horseback riding, gardening, reading

Things I collect: scented candles, pretty blank cards, colorful felt tip pens

Pets: 2 horses, a cowboy corgi puppy, a border collie puppy, and a very old "1st family dog" schnauzer mix

Things I could use to make the classroom better: scratch & sniff stickers, play dough, indoor recess board games