A few tips and reminders as we all embark on this new experience of “distant learning.” Though I completely agree with Gretchen’s and the Diocese decision, as it is for our safety and the safety of those in our community we hold so dear, I also completely realize that children with learning differences can be Read More
Hello! My name is Mandy Bockhop and I was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. Fun fact, I was actually baptized here at STM and had my first communion, reconciliation, and confirmation here as well. I have been part of the STM parish family for a long time and am so excited to be part of the teaching community now as well. My husband and I have two children, a dog and a bearded dragon.
I technically received my B.S. from Long Island University, CW Post Campus in International Business Management. But I also went to Hawaii Pacific University for my first two years, before I transferred to LIU. While at LIU I went abroad to study at Franklin College in Switzerland where it was part of their curriculum to go abroad again, so I chose China. I was blessed to be able to see six major cities in China and four European countries while at Franklin College. From there I entered the business world, which ended up not suiting me at all. I went back to school and got my teaching license and M.A. in Educational Psychology from University of Colorado Denver.
I formally taught 5thand 6thgrade at a private gifted and talented school. It was during that time that I fell in love with working one-on-one with students who needed a little extra guidance. So, I quit and started my own private interventionist company, Bockhop Educators, LLC and I have been doing that for the past 9 years. With my kiddos getting older, working in the evenings isn’t the best for our family, and the Good Lord opened up this job just as we decided we needed a change.
I am a huge fan of Howard Garner and his theory on Multiple Intelligences. I believe every child is unique and has multiple strengths and if we can figure out what these are we can use them to help in any areas where they may not be as strong. I also believe not everyone learns the same way and we need to recognize this and embrace it. Every child is a gift from God, and I am happy to help the parents and teachers best nurture these children so they may grow to their full potential.
Feel free to reach out to me via email or I am available:
And by appointment