Luis Rios

First Grade


Teacher , First Grade

I am originally from Colombia and immigrated to the United States when I was five years old. I grew up in North Carolina with my parents, two brothers, and many pet birds along the way. 
I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and majored in Elementary Education, always aspiring to be a classroom teacher. After graduating, however, I became an English as a Second Language teacher. I have also been a dual language kindergarten and sixth grade Language Arts teacher. This is now my seventh year as a teacher, and I’m excited to be back in first grade! 
I moved to Denver in the summer of 2019 to join my partner, Chris (who became my husband in April 2020). We now have a puppy (Little Edie) and enjoy traveling to the mountains during weekends. I also love learning piano, singing, and reading.