Ms. A is a Special Education teacher at CEC. She currently holds a BA in Communication from CU Denver and a Masters Degree in Education from Metropolitan State University. Ms. A was the first in her family to attend college in the U.S., as she moved to the Denver area from Kiev, Ukraine at the age of 13. After years of working in the banking and retirement industries, she started her teaching career as a substitute in elementary school and decided that older kids would be more fun to work with. Having worked in a middle school setting for several years, again, Ms. A decided that she is a bit too straight forward for middle school kids: she has been working with CEC high school students ever since. CEC has amazing teachers, engaging career classes, and a unique environment in which to connect education to the real world; these facts make it a dynamic place to teach and to learn. Her free time is spent with her husband and two daughters, as well as socializing a 50 pound Australian Shepherd mix.