Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Estes

Hello! My name is Mrs. Estes and I will be teaching Sociology and Psychology at Ridge this year! This is my fourth year at Ridge, and my 17th year in education. 

I have spent my entire career as an educator. I worked in the Deer Valley district for eight years, teaching 8th grade history at West Wing and US History and Sociology at Boulder Creek. I took a five-year break from teaching and worked as a College Counselor, Senior Project Coordinator, and AP Coordinator at BASIS Peoria. I loved helping students get into their dream schools and plan out their futures, but I really missed teaching, so I returned to the classroom here at Ridge! 

In my free time, I LOVE watching sports. Football (Go Packers), baseball (Brewers) and college basketball (Rock Chalk Jayhawk) are my favorites and March Madness is the most magical time of the my professional opinion. I also enjoy going on camping adventures with my husband and two cats and I try to hike and enjoy nature whenever I can. I enjoy a good nap and like to read in whatever free time I have time and I’ll never say no to a great cheese platter.


BA in Secondary Education with a major in Broadfield Social Studies and minors in Sociology and History

MS in Sociology with an emphasis in Higher Education