Second Grade

Welcome to 2nd grade! We are so excited to have your child in our classes this year! 2nd grade has so many fun filled events. The kids really get to dive into different communities, fossils and dinosaurs, and pollination and pollinators this year! We can't wait to see how much your child will grow this year!

2nd Grade

My name is Stephanie Amella, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of the SHE family for my 4th year! Overall this  will be my 20th year teaching! I have taught 14 years in 1st grade and this will be my 6th year teaching 2nd grade. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Colorado State University of Pueblo in 2001 and my Masters in Curriculum and Design from Grand Canyon University in 2005. 

I have been happily married for 17 years to my husband Gary and we have a 14 year old son named Gavin and an 11 year old daughter named Aiven. This will be Aiven's 4th year attending Soaring Hawk Elementary as she is a big 6th grader and Gavin will be an 8th grader at Castle Rock Middle School.  I love spending time with my family. We spend a lot of time traveling throughout the Nation in the Summer to watch my son and daughter compete in the U.S. Kids Golf Tour, AJGA and Colorado Junior Golf Alliance and baseball tournaments. My entire family including myself love to play golf. We also keep very active with tennis, baseball, and football.  When I am not busy cheering on my kiddos in their sports, I love cheering on the Denver Broncos...hopefully we will have a decent season this year!


My name is Becky Grodzicki and I have loved working at SHE for the past 6 years.  The first three years, I was the Technology Teacher. This will be my fourth year back in the classroom!  I have previously taught grades 1-3 for 14 years before taking on the Tech position. I was the 2nd/3rd grade elearning teacher last year, so I’m happy to be back!

I graduated from  Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina before moving to Colorado in 2015. I absolutely love skiing in the winter months and hanging out with my family. We are big sports fans and we love to travel.  My partner and I  have an 11 year old son, Cash and an 11 month old baby boy, Henry- they keep us very busy!