Carissa Land

First Grade Teacher



Ms. Land is one of the first grade teachers at McKinley-Thatcher Elementary. She was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii and has called Denver home for the past six years. She did her student teaching in kindergarten, but has found her home at McKinley-Thatcher in first grade. Her passion is teaching students how to read, and she loves seeing her students truly become readers. Ms. Land joined McKinley-Thatcher last year, and feels so lucky to be a part of such a special community. She looks forward to getting to know her new first grade students and families!

Ms. Land attended the University of Denver where she received a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teaching.