Lorynda Sampson

Title
Principal
Staff Department
Administration
Phone
303-772-3040, x23501
Bio

Sampson, Lorynda

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  

This year our theme is Northridge Grows! We continue to demonstrate strong growth in reading, math and social emotional learning! We take pride in using Design Thinking to learn and solve real world problems. In fact, our students, staff and parents engaged in a year long design challenge that resulted in our outdoor classroom featuring plant and animal cycles to support our science standards, wellness and movement stations, writing areas and our grade level garden beds! And if that's not enough, we are expanding our robotics and coding programs! You see, we are in the business making sure that students are school ready, career ready and life ready! 
 
 
We're proud to offer STEM education, daily movement and brain breaks, biliteracy programming for our students whose first language is Spanish, the Morning Meeting, Zones of Regulation and social emotional learning and more to support high academic achievement and success for all!  
 
We offer a variety enrichment activities, robotics club, MESA and Thorne Science opportunities as well. Our parents also participate in English, Spanish, Healthy Living, Parenting, Technology, Family Play and many other workshops throughout the year! We believe that every child has the capability to learn, grow, innovate and create so they can be competitive in a global economy!
 
So...welcome to Northridge Elementary! I'm so excited to begin year 10 with this amazing community!

Lorynda Sampson
National Distinguished Principal for Colorado 2019
 

Years Teaching: 36 years in education

Why I Teach: I am an educator because I believe in all children and their ability to learn at high levels.  If we help all children become a life-long learners they’ll be well-equipped for an ever-changing future.  It’s exciting to serve our community now and prepare others to serve their community in the future.  Children and public education are key to a great community and I'm honored to serve! 

Hobbies: Being outdoors, walking, reading, and hockey with my boys!  

STEM is... innovative, exciting and meaningful for children now; while also preparing them for their futures. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math integration help students connect with learning, understand “why” learning is important, makes sense out of complex ideas and promotes creativity and innovation. STEM makes learning fun for ALL!