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Mrs. Rachel Oldaker
Hello and welcome!
I am Mrs. Oldaker. This will be my 8th year at Mesa Verde. This little school holds a special place in my heart and has been a big part of my family's history. My children both attended school here and I went to school here in 4th and 5th grade. My mom was a bus driver for this school for several years. Once a Mountain Lion, always a Mountain Lion!
My background is in healthcare. I loved serving others, but decided to take a break to raise my kiddos. I started volunteering at my daughter's preschool and I was there so much that the director jokingly said; "you should be on payroll," Not long after, I was on payroll! I worked in pre-school and kindergarten as a teaching assistant for several years and then followed my children to Mesa Verde. For the first four years of my career at Mesa Verde, I worked as the Behavior Intervention Monitor. That position was precious to me. I am so thankful for everything the students here have taught me and I am always putting those lessons to use in the library! I am passionate about children's literature and reading and I am so excited to be a scout for our students during their reading adventures and exploration. I'm looking forward to digging into many good books with our Mountain Lions!
Favorite Genre: Narrative Nonfiction
Favorite Picture Book: The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
Favorite Chapter Book: Savvy by Ingrid Law
Favortie Book Characters: Skippy Jon Jones and Amelia Bedelia