First Grade

Meet our 1st grade teachers!

Mrs. Byrd

Hi, first-grade families!
My name is Jeanetta Byrd and I love being part of the BRE Herd!  I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of North Texas.  I have been teaching for 17 years, 12 years in first grade and 5 years in second grade.  I am so excited to be starting my eighth year at Buffalo Ridge with my new first graders.  I am greatly anticipating another wonderful year of learning, fun, and adventures with my students!
My husband, David, and I have been married for 25 years.  We have four wonderful children and two well-loved dogs, named Cody & Dixie.  In addition to teaching, I enjoy reading, biking, and spending quality time with my family and friends.
Inside my classroom, I strive to establish a positive, safe, and encouraging learning environment where every student feels valued and takes risks in their own learning.  It is my goal for all students to grow not only academically but socially and emotionally as well. 
I am looking forward to inspiring discovery, igniting imaginations, and instilling a love of learning in every child.  I can't wait to get this year started, see y'all soon!


Miss. Green

Hi everyone!  My name is Kendall Green and I could not be happier to be joining the Buffalo Ridge community!  I just graduated from Colorado State (Go Rams!) in May and this will be my first year in my own classroom!  I grew up in Colorado and couldn't be happier here because it is by far the best state!  Outside of teaching I love to read, get outdoors and travel and take care of my (probably too many) houseplants!  I love animals, especially cats and can't wait to have one of my own!  A little fun fact about me is that I have been to 46 states and 1/4 of all the National Parks in the U.S., it's a life goal of mine to visit them all!  I'm looking forward to this year and learning together!


Mrs. Lieberenz

Hi!  My name is Jeanie Lieberenz and I'm so excited to be joining BRE teaching 1st grade!  My journey in education started 20 years ago in California where I taught 2nd and 3rd, before taking some time off to start a family.  Over the last 10 years I have enjoyed my time in the classroom teaching Kindergarten, 1st, and as a Reading Specialist.  When I'm not enjoying time with my family I'm out hiking, reading, or studying as I work on my Master's in Education at Western Colorado.  Looking forward to the new school year!