Phone: 469-219-2280 Ext. 29240
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Education M. Ed Reading and Language Arts
Ms. Denise Golden
Hello, my name is Denise Golden! Welcome to third grade at Furr Elementary. We are going to have an amazing year!
This will be my 30th year teaching, but only my second with Prosper ISD. I began my career teaching 2nd grade with the Department of Defense Schools in Mainz, Germany. When I returned to the states, I taught 3rd and 5th in the small town of Seward, Nebraska. In 1996, I received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator award for the state of Nebraska. When my sons were born, I moved to Detroit and stayed home for a couple of years but taught the after school Gifted Program and tutored at Sylvan Learning Centers. When I returned to the classroom, I taught 2nd - 4th grades and was Assistant Principal at a charter school in Wayne County, Michigan. In 2008, I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where I taught 5th grade for 6 years and worked as an Elementary Instructional Coach for five.
I have three grown children. My daughter, Alex, lives in Kansas City with her two daughters, Audrey and Andrea. My son, John, lives in Chicago, IL and graduated last year from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. My son, Michael, lives in Lincoln, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska in May 2020. When I’m not teaching, I like to go kayaking, shopping at flea markets, and watch baseball. I love traveling to learn new things and getting together with family to play games.
I look forward to working with you to make this a successful and fun third grade year for your child! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have!