Emily Dirks
Senoir Team Lead/.5 Kindergarten Teacher




Hi, my name is Emily Jacobsen and I moved to Denver in 2006. After growing up in a small town in Ohio, I moved to Michigan for my college education. I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education with a focus on Language Arts and Science from Eastern Michigan University. This is my 12th year of teaching, and my 8th year at Florida Pitt Waller. I feel blessed to have a career that I truly enjoy and love. My other love in life is being a mother of my two children: Maddy, who is a senior, and Evan who is a freshmen, both at Thomas Jefferson High School. I also have two dogs (Toby and Lily), Ruby the chinchilla, and Franklin the turtle, who is loved by all Florida Pitt Waller students.

I enjoy reading, sports, and especially biking and hiking. I love being outdoors!