Our Teachers

Learn a little bit more about all of our 4th grade teachers below!

Mrs. Jaramillo
BA in Studio Art, Emphasis in Math from Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Teacher Certification in Elementary Education from Metro State College of Denver
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix
Taught 4 years in 3rd Grade, 11 years in 4th grade: 13 years at BRE
Colorado Native: grew up in Ft Collins
Jaramillo Family


Mrs. Hartman

I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful community of children, parents, and educators at Buffalo Ridge.  This will be my 16th year in education.  I have taught everything from preschool to fifth grade with the exception of kindergarten.  This is also my sixth year teaching 4th grade.  I love the excitement the students show as they learn new material and push themselves to become more independent and critical thinkers.  

I have two girls in high school, Addisyn and Kendall.  They keep me busy with their school activities and sports.  You can find us on the slopes most weekends during the winter.

Hartman family  Addisyn and Kendall


Ms. Montgomery

This is my fourth year at Buffalo Ridge Elementary and I cannot be more excited to be able to teach another year in this wonderful BRE community. I am originally from Minot, North Dakota and moved to Colorado a little over three years ago. I have been loving Colorado so far!  I have been especially enjoying the beautiful mountains, and compared to ND, the extremely mild winters! ;) 

I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education along with an English Language Learning endorsement from the University of North Dakota. I am so excited to bring engaging and innovative methods of teaching into my classroom! I love teaching fourth graders because they become such independent students throughout the course of the year. It will be evident as you walk into our classroom that I am a big believer in an environment conducive to learning. I am also looking forward to creating lasting relationships with parents, students, and staff.

Please feel free to contact me with any comments, concerns, or questions you may have. I am looking forward to a great year in fourth grade at Buffalo Ridge! 

Shantel Montgomery
smmontgomery@dcsdk12.org 
701-720-5762

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