Brenda Dyer
Brenda Dyer
Spanish and Literacy Specialist
BA Elementary Education, Northwest Nazarene University, with concentration in Spanish
Orton-Gillingham Instruction Certification, Institute for Multi-Sensory Education and Colorado Literacy and Learning Center
Colorado Teaching License, with Literacy Endorsement

I started teaching P.E. part-time at Rivendell in 1997. Then I moved to a position teaching Spanish. I loved the small class sizes and family feel at the school. Teaching Spanish and providing literacy support full time has been a dream job. I have loved every moment of the last 25-plus years with the incredible staff, parents and students.

I come from a family of teachers, so I was raised with excellent examples. I have served on the Fort Collins Reading Council for 10 years, and I also served with the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association.

My teaching philosophy is very student centered. I feel it is important to teach visual, spatial, auditory and kinesthetic learners. I love literature and enjoy sharing this passion with my students Reading is a life skill and Spanish opens so many opportunities for growth. It is a privilege to work with children and share their enthusiasm for learning.

I love spending time with my family, dog and horses. I ride my Quarter horse mare, Milly, with the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers. I also drive a two wheel cart with my miniature horse, San Diego Sunset. My son, Ryan, is married and lives overseas. My daughter, Heather, is married and a busy mom teaching in California. I love being a Grandma. Working with mission teams in Guatemala has been a highlight of mine. I enjoy traveling, reading, and opportunities to serve others.