Pre-K – 6th Grade

Fall is in the air!  My favorite part of the day is greeting each student as they are lined up at the door ready to come in and learn.  Their enthusiasm and smiles make my day!  Thank you for your awesome support of Spirit Week.  It was wonderful to see the students show their Bulldog Pride by wearing theme-based attire all week and Homecoming was a great success!

Our classrooms continue to focus on building language and teaching core academic subjects.  Each teacher is aware of their students’ reading, writing, and math levels as well as their IEP goals and objectives. Our goal is to maximize growth in all subject areas by providing focused instruction and challenging work.   We would love to have your help at home by talking/signing with your student as best you can, so they have access to family conversations and routines.  I also encourage you to read to and with your children every day.  Together, we can do more!

As always, you are welcome to come visit any time!  It’s very special for students when their family comes to visit them at school.


Sharon Elstad
Principal, Pre-K-6th grades, School for the Deaf


Important Information and Reminders

  • October 8 – No School – Columbus Day
  • October 9 – Deaf/HH Track and Field Day for 2nd-5th grades
  • October 15-17 – Outdoor Education Adventure for 6th graders
  • October 19 – End of First Quarter
  • October 23 – Farm Visit for K-2nd grades
  • October 24 – Farm Visit for 3-6th grades
  • October 25 – Picture Day – Retakes
  • October 25 – Parent Teacher Conferences (watch for more information)
  • October 26 – No School – Professional Development Day
  • November 19-23 – Thanksgiving Break





Stay Tuned for information…




Meet our Teachers


Amy Bobich –
This is my third year at CSDB, I came from Alaska where I taught for 5 years. I am teaching Preschool and Kindergarten this year.


Kristin Alford –
I just moved from Texas to Colorado to teach at CSDB! I have been teaching ASL to HS Students for the past 6 years in Texas. I am happy to be here teaching Elementary Life Skills!


AnneMarie Potente –
This is my 4th year teaching at CSDB, I am teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades this year.


Liv Polzin –
This is my first year teaching at CSDB. I graduated from Gallaudet with a BA in Elementary Education and am working on my Masters Degree at McDaniels College. I am teaching K, 1st and 2nd grade this year.

Susan Steers
I am loving my third year teaching at CSDB. This year I am teaching 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders.


Ashley Wood –
I moved here from New Jersey. I graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2018. This is my first year teaching at CSDB. I am teaching 5th and 6th graders.


Megan McKenna –
This is my 5th year teaching at CSDB, I am teaching 5th and 6th graders.


Sabra Taylor –
This is my 3rd year teaching at CSDB, I am teaching ASL to all students K-12 this year!