Ms. Luz's Classroom



I am Luz Shoemaker and I am honored to be Manitou Springs Elementary School's first participant in The Teacher Apprenticeship Program. This program allows schools to grow their own teachers from qualified and experienced paraprofessionals, custodians and coaches. This program also allows an affordable pathway for dedicated staff to become teachers.

I have been a paraprofessional at MSES since August, 2014. In that time, I have worked on the playpark, in many classrooms and on the intervention team. I believe in building strong relationships based on trust, respect and fun. I am excited to teach first grade and watch students learn, experiment and grow. In my free time you can find me reading a book, hiking or hanging out with my own Mustang.