Janna Hansen has been teaching first grade since 2015 and absolutely loves it. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Santa Barbara California in Film Studies and has an endorsement in Elementary Education through the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she later also got her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Math and Science. She has enjoyed working with both Challenge Island engineering enrichment and CU’s Science Discovery.
Before becoming a teacher Janna tried her hand as an entrepreneur than as a general manager for local businesses in Boulder. She is dedicated to working with students to meet their academic goals. She is enthusiastic about the STEM model and making learning engaging for everyone. She is a passionate knitter and has a zeal for stories and enjoys reading when she is not otherwise taking her dogs Ollie and Margo for hikes, or spending time with family and friends.