5th Grade


FIFTH GRADE TEAM


5th Grade


Hodge
REAGAN HODGE
Science & Social Studies
 rlhodge@dcsdk12.org My name is Mrs. Hodge, and I am thrilled to be teaching 5th grade Social Studies & Science this school year. This will be my 7th year at SME, and I’m embarking on my 20th year in education! I was born and raised in Texas, and I graduated from Texas Tech University in 2001. I started teaching right out of college. I taught 4th grade for three years in Texas, and then moved to Colorado in 2005, and I’ve been teaching 3rd grade ever since. I'm excited to start my first year in 5th grade! My husband and I have 4 children: Jack (13), Luci (11), Maggie (8), and Major(1). We love to watch sports, cook, go hiking, and have quality time with our family! 
Manion
KATE MANION
Literacy
 katherine.manion@dcsdk12.org Welcome to SME! I am Kate Manion and I am one of the 5th grade literacy teachers. I have taught Kindergarten, 4th grade and 5th grade here over a 10 year span. I consider myself very lucky to teach the subjects I love the most all the while gaining new insights from every reader and writer who comes into my classroom. I am a University of Denver alum as well as a University of Kansas graduate and the mom of two strong young women, Adeline (20) and Brenna (17). "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond." C.S. Lewis
 
Rhodes
MISTY RHODES
Math
mmrhodes@dcsdk12.org
Hi! I'm Misty Rhodes and I have been a part of the Stone Mountain family for 3 years. I love teaching 5th Grade Math to our older Cubs! My husband and I have been married for 21 years and we have two great kiddos - Maddie (15) and Tanner (13). We love the great outdoors - hiking, biking, camping, paddle boarding, and exploring national parks. We also enjoy watching and playing sports, especially baseball, football, and soccer! 
Spond
KELLY SPOND
Literacy
 kjspond@dcsdk12.org
I have been married for 30 years to my husband,Tom, and we have three incredible sons who are triplets! Cal, Ty and Zack are 25 years old. I have a cute little Beagle boy named Indy, and he is definitely my buddy. He and I love to take nice long walks together. When I am not teaching, you can find me outdoors. By far, my favorite activity is playing a relaxing round of golf in the beautiful Colorado sunshine. I also enjoy reading historical fiction novels, traveling to warm, sunny places and hanging out playing board games with my family. 


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