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Nicole Gutnayer

Elementary School Teacher

Nicole Gutnayer currently teaches grade 2 English at the International School of Denver. She has taught at international schools in Germany and Singapore, as well as in Denver Public Schools. She is a passionate educator and avid traveler.


  • Critical Thinking

    Using Folktales to Teach Logical Reasoning

    Having young students write a pourquoi—an origin folktale—is a great way to cultivate problem-solving and divergent thinking.