James Makynen

James Makynen

James Makynen

Eighth Grade Homeroom, Middle and High School Social Studies (6-9) Teacher

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My name is James Makynen and it is my pleasure to be the Secondary Social Studies Teacher for PPP this year.  Back in 2012-2014, I was an elementary teacher at PPP but had to leave for family reasons, so I am so happy to "Be Back Home." I spent 23 years in the United States Air Force and retired in 2009.  After completing my military career, I pursued my Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado.  After graduating UNC, I was hired at PPP where I spent my first 2 years teaching.  I spent the next 3 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in Colorado Springs waiting for a position to open up at PPP.  In 2015, I passed the Social Studies PRAXIS test which made me a qualified certified teacher and eligible to accept my position at PPP.  I have two beautiful daughters, one that has graduated college and one that starts UCCS this Fall.  I love to coach, especially basketball, and hopefully will have the opportunity to work with your child in that capacity.  I am so glad to be back at PPP, and hope to be here for many years. 

Go SOARING EAGLES!!