Degrees and Certifications:
BA History- University of Colorado Boulder MA Educational Leadership- Grand Canyon University
Mr. Spencer Wykstra
This will be my 17th year teaching here at Fountain Middle School and I am excited to again be teaching eighth grade U.S. History and its Social Studies skills. I have bachelor's degree in History from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. I live in Colorado Springs with my beautiful wife who is also a teacher in District 8 and we have two children and a Great Dane dog. Besides coaching Cross Country, Basketball, and Track, I also help sponsor the National Junior Honor Society chapter.
Over the past few years, I have been a part of a grant program for teachers where I have had the opportunity to travel to most of historic sites we will be talking about this year in class. History has always been a passion of mine because its lessons affect our daily lives. History is the key to our past that can open the doors to our future. It helps to explain why we are here, how we think, and how we can address today’s problems for a better future. I am looking forward to challenging your students and watching them grow academically and becoming responsible citizens. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or compliments.