My name is Ms.Kurek, and I am a Kindergarten teacher. This is my first year for teaching at Aurora Public Schools. Before coming to Aurora, I lived in Michigan. In Michigan, I received a degree in Elementary Education & Child Development from Michigan State University. In my free time I enjoy cooking, baking, art, and exploring new places. At Century Elementary, I enjoy how we build community. As soon as your student steps inside the classroom they will feel loved and needed. We build community by having morning circles where we discuss our interests and things we need to work on in the classroom. The students have the ability to take ownership in the classroom and feel like they have a part. It is not just my classroom it’s our classroom. Also, families are welcome anytime to watch, help, and explore the classroom environment with their student and the class. I can’t wait for what the year has in store!


My name is Ms. Baxter and I have been teaching for 13 years. I received my bachelor's degree at the University of Northern Colorado and my masters from Cal State L.A. from Before coming to Colorado, I taught 3rd and kindergarten in California. In my free time I love to read and do yoga. I love my team here at Century!