Monday, June 10, 2019

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!



I am honored to be your child’s teacher and part of this special stage in your child’s life. I look forward to getting to know you and your little student very soon. This year your child will develop into a reader, a writer, a mathematician, a scientist, a good friend, and a great student.

If you are new to Gold Rush Elementary, you will soon find out that it is a great place to be. I have been lucky to be here since we opened a years ago. Before coming to Gold Rush I have taught in Virginia, Texas, and Colorado in a variety of grade levels from Pre-K to 5th grade. This year will be my 18th year teaching and 15th year in Kindergarten. 

I am originally from Virginia where I graduated from Radford University with a degree in Elementary and Middle Education. I continued my education along the way with courses in English, Spanish, Reading, Writing, and Literature...which eventually led me to pursue a Masters Degree in Literacy and endorsement in Administration. I also have endorsements and experience working with English Language Learners. In case you haven’t guessed—I love anything to do with education, especially language and literacy.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Parker has been my home for 21 years now and I loved raising my boys here. I have two sons, Caden and Quinn, who have grown up too fast...Cade is 24 and Quinn is 20! When I can rally them together we love music, movies, traveling, eating out, and just hanging together or with friends. A few of my favorite things are: the color blue, sushi at Junz, Diet Coke, Autumn, Target, and Ikea. Most importantly, I love my job and teaching kindergarten students!

I look forward to working with you and your child in the upcoming school year! If you have questions, please feel free to email me at

Ms. Jamie Marchese (mar-kay-zee)