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Mrs. Derra Larsen


My name is Derra Larsen and I am a teacher in the Language Arts department at Highland High School.  This is my second year of teaching.  I am very excited to be working with the students of Highland again.  I am a Colorado native from the Littleton area.  I did my undergratuate studies at Colorado State University where I studied English with a minor in Creative Writing.  When my daughters started kindergarten I went to graduate school and earned a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  In 2015 my family and I moved back to Colorado.  I decided to return to Colorado State University and finally get my teaching license and Master of Education.  Highland High School feels like home.