Bradford Lardner is in his seventh year of teaching at Kinard, and he's very excited to be here. Bradford teaches 7th grade honors, regular and daily English, as well as Kinard CARES, and he has been a basketball and golf coach for Kinard.
Bradford was born in Albuquerque, NM, and moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in English, with a concentration in education. At CSU, Bradford met his wife Alex, and they were married on October 12th, 2013. Alex works as the Communications Director at Habitat for Humanity of Fort Collins, and both of them are enthusiastically invested in the future of this wonderful community.
In his spare time, Bradford loves to shop and eat in Old Town, Fort Collins, and loves the bicycle scene of Fort Collins. He also, like any decent English teacher, loves to read. Bradford reads the New Yorker magazine, as well as any novel he has time for on top of school. A few of his favorite books are Animal Farm, 1984, Hatchet, Lord of the Rings, The Book Thief, Catch-22, Ender's Game, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ready Player 1, and Woe is I. Bradford also loves cooking, fly fishing, traveling, hiking, basketball, golf, and playing with his dogs Scout and Bo.
At any point in class, you'll find the kids in Bradford's class engaged with one another, and not only learning academic skills, but social skills as well. Bradford's mantra in the classroom is to always take the content seriously, but never to take himself seriously. One of his greatest joys is making his students laugh while they learn.
7th Grade English: Daily, Regular, and Honors, Kinard C.A.R.E.S.