Vanessa Wittekind

Vanessa Wittekind

History Teacher

vwittekind@parkerperformingarts.org

My teaching philosophy is based on my passion to inspire and challenge students to be curious, independent and compassionate learners. Sharing my love for learning with my students, I believe that we all have something to contribute and it is when we learn about ourselves and from each other that teaching and learning becomes truly exciting and exhilarating.

I have 12 years of experience in the classroom teaching grades 5-12 and spent 8 years teaching history at Kent Denver School. German born and educated, love brought me to the United States and Denver in 2001, and my family and I truly enjoy everything Colorado has to offer from biking to hiking to skiing.  I graduated with a bachelor degree in Social Studies and English from the Westfalische Wilhelms University in Muenster (Germany) and my earned my Masters degree in Education in Aachen (Germany).

I am truly excited to be part of the PPA team and look forward to sharing my passion for teaching in our dynamic artistic environment.