Central Welcomes New 5th-Grade Teacher with 30 Years of Global Experience 

Central Elementary School proudly introduces Ms. Johnna Trottman-Huiet as the newest addition to its teaching team. With a wealth of international teaching experience and a passion for innovative education, she brings a unique perspective and fresh approach to her 5th grade classroom.

Ms. Trottman-Huiet joins Central Elementary with more than 30 years of teaching experience spanning the globe. She has taught at primary and secondary schools in countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, Pakistan, and the United States, including the St. Vrain and Boulder Valley school districts. Most recently, she was a fourth-grade teacher in Saudi Arabia’s International Programs School. 

“Choosing Central Elementary School was an easy decision for me with its commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. This perfectly aligns with my teaching philosophy,” said Trottman-Huiet. “The warm welcome I’ve received from both students and colleagues has been wonderful. I’m particularly excited about the collaborative opportunities with my fellow educators as well as engaging with parents to create a learning environment that empowers each student.”

As a forward-thinking educator, Ms. Trottman-Huiet regularly integrates technology into her teaching methods. Her Google Certified Educator Level 1 qualification and extensive experience with Google Apps for Education (GAFE) contribute to enhancing student engagement and learning outcomes. Additionally, her leadership roles within schools, including serving on accreditation committees and technology teams, allowed her to contribute to the improvement of learning environments.

Ms. Trottman-Huiet actively participates in various professional development opportunities with educational associations like the International Reading Association. Her training in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) emphasizes her dedication to providing a comprehensive education that fosters critical thinking. 

Beyond the classroom, Ms. Trottman-Huiet is an avid reader, music enthusiast, and traveler. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as golfing, swimming, hiking, and snorkeling.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Trottman-Huiet to Central Elementary,” said LuAnn Tallman, Central Elementary Principal. “Her wealth of knowledge, international experience, and passion for education will undoubtedly contribute to the academic and personal growth of our 5th-grade students.”

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