Education and Professional Background:
My name is Chase Rollings and I am excited to be a new teacher at Kinard teaching History and Science. I have a History and Philosophy degree from San Francisco State University and completed my teaching certificate at San Jose State University. In the time between my undergrad and teacher certification, I joined the Peace Corps. Twice. Spending years in both Madagascar and Ethiopia, I worked in various communities, learned new languages, and fulfilled my love of travel and exploration. I enjoy sharing my Peace Corps experiences with my students and by doing so hope to foster a curiosity about our world.
Personal Interests and Hobbies:
After years of talking about Colorado, my wife and I finally made the move to Fort Collins this summer from my home town of Santa Cruz, California. While this summer has been busy moving, I have been enjoying our new town. So far, I enjoy riding my bike along the Poudre, playing soccer at City Park, and stand-up-paddling on Long's Pond. I've also managed to squeeze in some time at Estes Park and hike around Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to exploring all that Fort Collins has to offer, I enjoy playing music, reading, playing soccer, and spending time with my family. I look forward to putting down roots in Fort Collins and getting to know the students and their families that live in this great town.