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Hello, my name is Crystal Ridge. I grew up in southwest Kansas in a town called Garden City. I had many wonderful teachers in school and in church that loved on me and made an impact on my life. This made me want to be a teacher helping others just as I had been so blessed. I graduated from Saint Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kansas and began my teaching journey. I taught at a Country school for 4years in a combination classroom of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. I taught another year in 5th grade in town. Then I stayed home for ten years while my children were young. This is my 17th year as an educator. My start back into teaching was as a Reading Support teacher for 2 years then 10years teaching kindergarten. This will be my 7th year teaching kindergarten at Eagleside. I have lived in Colorado for 7 years. My husband, Gary is a Pastoral Counselor and we have been married for thirty-two years. We have three boys, Taylor (24), Tristan (20), and Trevor (18), and Trisha (23) our daughter-in-law. I love spending time with my family, hiking, going to movies, singing, having game nights and teaching kindergarten kiddos.