Hello! My name is Mia Sparkman, and I am going to be teaching 4th Grade. I am super excited to be relocating to Denver after six years living overseas in East Africa. I grew up all over the Mountain West and received my Bachelors from St. John’s College in Santa Fe. I started my teaching career as an English as a Second Language teacher at a public school in New York City, taught 4th grade math at a charter school in Washington, D.C., and Grade 4 at the International School of Uganda. Outside of school, I enjoy watching my three girls, age 4, 8 and 10, grow and change, cooking, hiking and reading whatever I can get my hands on. I am a strong believer in the Primary Years Program philosophy and am looking forward to meeting the families of Swigert.