3rd Grade



Mrs. Spond      Mrs. Humphrey      Mrs. Okerstrom       Mrs. Hays

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Hi! My name is Jessica Hays and this will be my second year here at Stone Mountain. I have a two degrees from the University of Utah where I attended on a soccer scholarship. One in Elementary Education and one in Family Consumer Sciences. I grew up here in Colorado and went to Grandview High School. I recently got married to my amazing husband Tyson and we have a German Shepherd named Juno. In my free time you'll find me either shopping or staying active by doing yoga, working out, and walking my puppy. I am looking forward to teaching third grade this school year!

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Hello SME! My name is Whitney Humphrey. I am excited to be starting my 10th year of teaching. All of them have been as an SME Cub! I taught 2nd grade for 4 years and this will be my 6th year in 3rd grade. My husband Brandon and I will be celebrating our fourth anniversary this September. We have 2 dogs (Bentley and Kaya) and a cat (Gunner). We love concerts, sporting events, camping, spending time with friends and family, and just hanging out at home. I'm so excited to be starting my 10th year as an SME Cubs! SME is my home and I couldn't be more proud to be a Cub!

 [email protected] My name is Alyssa Okerstrom. I grew up in the Chicago area and moved here 11 years ago with my husband Adam, and our two kids, Mark (15) and Annalise (13). We also have a dog named Rizzo. I taught fourth grade in the Chicago suburbs for eight years before taking some time off to be home with my kids. I cherished my time with them, but the classroom was calling me back. Seven years ago, I started back at school as a substitute teacher for Douglas County. I fell in love with SME and started working here full time as an educational assistant. I taught fourth grade for two years and this will be my 4th year in 3rd grade. I am looking forward to a wonderful year!


 [email protected] This is my 15th year at Stone Mountain Elementary and my 18th year in education. I was a 6th grade teacher right here at SME for 11 years and taught two years of 5th grade. I am excited to move to 3rd grade this year! My number one goal is to help my students reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment. Plus, we have fun along the way!