First Grade



Monique Conley


This is my seventh year at Soaring Hawk and I am so excited to be here! I previously taught Kindergarten in Aurora. I live in Castle Rock with my husband Shawn. I have a large family, including four grown children, a daughter-in-law and a brand new grandbaby!

Usually, we have a special volunteer in our classroom, Mrs. Golden (who is also my mother). She brings her registered therapy dog, Jack, to school and students get to read to him!

My family loves sports, camping, fishing, movies, country music, and being together. 

This year:

This year will be unprecedented. We will embark upon unchartered waters as we maneuver through this new learning model. I only ask that we give each other grace, and develop trust that we are all doing the best we can for these kiddos. 

I love my job! I believe every child can learn. I believe in high expectations for all of my students. I believe in building positive relationships with students and families. We are a team. We honor and respect each other. We are the Conley Crew!




Danica Whitcomb


This is my seventh year teaching first grade here at Soaring Hawk! I earned my teaching credential from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. I enjoy anything outside and love to play games with my family. My husband Micah and I have 2 boys- Carson (2.5) and Lucas (7 months). I feel so blessed to work with all the wonderful students and families at SHE!


Melinda Humprey



Being a teacher is something that I have wanted to do since I was in the fifth grade. I love spending my day helping kids navigate through their educational experience. In my life’s journey, I have had some amazing teachers that have inspired me along the way and I hope that I get the opportunity to inspire a few young lives as well. I was born in Iowa and have lived in Texas, Oregon and Colorado. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and have been with Douglas County School District ever since. I am married and have three amazing kids: Caleb (16), Addison (13) and Brooke (13). When I am not at school, I love to garden and work in my yard, read and craft with my friends. I am so excited that I am a part of the Soaring Hawk family and look forward to a great year with your student.