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2014-15 District Information Guide

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From the Principal

Welcome to Truscott Elementary,                                                                            Mrs Karen Hanford

 I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  I was raised in Longmont, Colorado, as the youngest of three children.  After graduating from Niwot High School, I attended the University of Northern Colorado.  While at UNC, I studied Social Sciences, with a minor in Geography and an emphasis in Elementary Education.  While at UNC, I married my husband of 17 years, Jason.  Several years later, my husband and I adopted three biological sisters from Chihuahua, Mexico.  In 2009, I received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University.  I also attended Adams State College to earn an endorsement in Linguistically Diverse Education, supporting my passion for second language acquisition. 

My teaching career began at Cache La Poudre Elementary School (CLPE) in LaPorte, Colorado.  While at CLPE, I taught Kindergarten and fourth grades.  After the adoption of our children I needed to shorten my commute, thus I began teaching at Shawsheen Elementary in Greeley, Colorado.  At Shawsheen, I taught Kindergarten, Literacy Interventions and second grades.  With my family’s need for a change, we moved to Berthoud in 2007.  From 2007 – 2011, I taught at Spangler Elementary in Longmont, Colorado.  While at Spangler, I taught fifth grade, ESL, GT, Literacy and was the RtI coordinator.  In 2011, I accepted a position as the English Language Acquisition Administrator here in Thompson School District.  During my tenor in TSD, I have supervised the K thru 12th grade English Language Acquisition program.

I look forward to meeting each of you and working with you to meet the educational needs of your child.  I am excited to be a part of the tremendous Truscott staff and together, in partnership with you, I believe we can be the best school in Thompson School District.


Karen Hanford, Principal
Truscott Elementary School


Truscott News

  • ALL SCHOOL SING A LONG Wednesday December 17, 2014 2:00 to 3:30

    Truscott students will enjoy the talents of their classmates, and staff, as well as a performance by the Berthoud High Choir

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  • Emergency Procedures at Truscott

    In case of an Emergency, where students and staff are evacuated from Truscott elementary school, we will relocate to First United Methodist Church at 533 Grant Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 . The secondary evacuation location is Bill Reed Middle School at 370 W 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537 . We have emergency drills once a month and our school has Emergency Procedures posted within each room.

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