Debbie Ristucci

My Bio

Debbie Ristucci joined STEM at the start of the 2022-23 School Year as a first-grade teacher. She loves children and made a move from Chicago to Colorado this summer. I have three great kids and my daughter is also out here in Colorado.

She has been teaching for 22 years and has taught many grades. She started off in Kindergarten, then taught 4th, 2nd, 3rd, and then ended up in first grade. This will be her 10th year of teaching first grade. Last three years, she was an ELD teacher that serviced Kindergarten and First Grade. She jumped back into the classroom this year and is loving it.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of St. Francis in Illinois. She also has my ESL endorsement. She lives in Highlands Ranch and loves her new community.

My Favorite Things

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Caramel Macchiato, Peppermint Mocha

Favorite Snacks: Cheetos, Reeses, Heath Bars

Favorite Places to eat: Chick-Fil-A, Maggianos, Olive Garden

Favorite Drinks: Coke (original), Smart Water, Coffee

Favorite Places to Shop: Amazon, Etsy, Target

Hobbies: Paddle Boarding, Hiking

Favorite Color: Pink