Teresa, an AWest Grad

Dear Jefferson County Board of Education,


My name is Teresa Molello and I graduated from Arvada West High School in 2009, also having attended Drake Middle School and Vanderhoof Elementary. I am writing to inform you of the successes I have had since receiving what I thought was a quality education in the Jefferson County School District.


After graduating from A-West I attended Colorado State University where I majored in Human Development and Family Studies. I graduated Cum Laude with my BS in 3 and a half years. I feel like my education in Jeffco schools prepared me very well to succeed as a college student. I appreciate everything all my teachers and athletic coaches did to shape me into a productive and successful student and citizen.


I am now a graduate student at Mills College in the San Francisco Bay Area, ranked #5 in US News & World Report. I am working towards my MA in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and Child Life. As a Child Life Specialist I will be working with children and families in hospitals to ensure they have an understanding of the hospitalization and have the opportunity to engage in play to learn and have a sense of normalcy during what can be a traumatic experience.


Without the quality education and guidance I received as a student in Jeffco Public Schools, I don’t think I would have been as motivated to continue my education as far as I have. I encourage you to continue to support Jeffco teachers and schools so young children have the chance to be successful and make a difference in society.



Teresa Molello