5th Grade

Kristin Whitney

Kristin Whitney

Email: Kristin.Whitney@jeffco.k12.co.us
Voicemail: 303-982-9636

Bio: A hug, a high five, and a big hello is how 5th graders are greeted every morning in Kristin’s classroom. She loves being with her students and feels a personal greeting develops that relationship which ultimately leads to confident learners. With a Master’s degree in Special Education and several courses towards her Gifted and Talented certification, Kristin can meet the needs of her students from those who need additional help to others that need a bigger challenge. Plus, Kristin is the editor of the school newspaper, giving students an opportunity to learn what it’s like to be a journalist. Kristin is a strong leader who embraces collaboration with other teachers to ensure best practices and successful learning models are readily available. And as a mother of three boys, two steps daughters, and two grandbabies, she and her husband live the busy Colorado lifestyle including packing up the crew to camp and just be outdoors.  

Mrs. Karford, 5th Grade Teacher

Holly Karford

Email: Holly.Karford@jeffco.k12.co.us
Voicemail: 303-982-4872

Bio: Although a 5th grade teacher at Wilmot Elementary, what most of Holly’s students might remember her by is her music. She’s been known to bust out the guitar and sing a tune about fractions. Which is why she’s been awarded the kid-proclaimed “best teacher ever” with a mug to prove it. Plus, she’s been recognized by the school district, proudly receiving the Jeffco Award for Exemplary Performance. Holly truly wants to make a difference in the world and foster growth for the next generation, especially here in her hometown of Evergreen. She was born and raised in this small mountain town and her two children will also attend Wilmot Elementary. So, when she got the job at Wilmot, she felt home. It’s a school with unconditional love and support, integrity, respect, and the ultimate dedication towards educating our youth. She is proud to be a Wildcat!
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