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Kelle Bruno teaches Spanish to all Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders at Pagosa Elementary School.  She also teaches an after school program for the Pagosa Family School which provides electives education for local home schooled students and students who attend Pagosa Valor School.  Prior to working in education, Mrs. Bruno spent 10 years working as an organic farmer, ski patroller at Wolf Creek, landscaper and greenhouse assistant.  After spending 5 years working as a part-time substitute teacher she decided to return to school to earn her Elementary teaching license. 


Mrs. Bruno holds a teaching license in both Colorado and Idaho, and she has an endorsement to teach English Language Learners.  She enjoys traveling to parts of the world where she can practice speaking Spanish.  Mrs. Bruno has done two home stays in Costa Rica and traveled through Mexico and Spain.  She hopes to do a home stay this summer in Nicaragua with her 1 year old daughter. 


In addition to working on her Spanish language conversation skills, Mrs. Bruno enjoys skiing, gardening, hiking, cooking and exploring the outdoors with her husband, Keith, her daughter, Cora Jean and their energetic dog, Pacha.



Teacher Licensure Program, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado                  December 2014

Major: Elementary Education with a Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement  


Interdisciplinary Studies, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina            May 2004

Major: Sustainable Development & Agroecology        

Minor: Outdoor Experiential Education