Fifth Grade Teachers
My name is Jon Fairbanks. This is my third year at Imagine Classical Academy at Indigo Ranch. I have taught 5th grade every year and love it. I graduated from UCCS in 2013 with a bachelor’s in geography with an emphasis in education. I have been married to my wonderful wife for 12 years and have two children, Brooklynn and Parker. We love to camp and spend time outdoors doing exciting things.
Born and raised in Southern California, I moved to the promised land of Colorado about 15 years ago. I’ve been married for 33 years and have two adult sons one who lives up in Denver and the other in El Paso, Texas. At home we only have the fur babies living with us. I began my teaching career in a small, fishing town on the Oregon Coast where I taught third grade. Through the years I’ve taught in public schools and private parochial schools in the Los Angeles area, and have taught kindergarten through ninth grades. When I moved to Colorado, I began teaching in charter schools all of which use the Core Knowledge Curriculum, I so wish my children would have been able to learn what I’m teaching now. I have been teaching at Imagine since 2013 and I just love being with the fifth graders. In fifth grade they are independent, still like being with their teacher, and ask so many wonderful questions, and we have great discussions. When I’m not working for the classroom I enjoy doing various needle projects, cross-stitch, needlepoint, and lately crocheting. I also love reading, mainly science fiction/fantasy, but any good book will hold my attention. Lastly, my family is everything to me and I love being with them, adult children can be so much fun! Thank you for allowing me into your child’s life and know that I have a passion for teaching which has not diminished in all the years that I’ve been working in the educational field.