Mr. DiFiore’s Class is a Fifth grade class in the small town of Chipita Park, Colorado.

Mr. D has retired! After 27 years, I have decided it’s time to move on to other things. I have loved UPE and enjoyed so many students over all those years! Now it’s my turn to graduate fifth grade!

Our class motto is:

Beat Your Personal Best!

Please browse around and let us show off some things we are very proud of.




21 responses to “About

  1. Mia

    Hey! 6th grade’s cool.

  2. Drake shelburne

    Hey mr D this is drake I was in your class back in like 2013-2014 with peter March I live in Tennessee now I’m senior.. is there a way to see our class pictures one here?

  3. Brianna Standish

    Hey Mr. D!!! Its Brianna, it’s been a long time, I was in your 4th and 5th grade class way back in 2010 and 2011. I’m so glad to see your still teaching at Ute Pass and that the class room page is still strong. I still want to come see you one day because you are one of the few teachers who left an educational mark on me. I’m finishing my first year of college currently, and I’m planning a road trip from Greeley, Colorado to come see the school again, Green Mountain Falls and visit family. Your class looks like a curious bunch and I hope you’ve had a great year.

  4. Allena Baker

    Hey it’s been a while, I still remember how fun your class was. I am currently in geometry in 8th grade isn’t that great. I never would have made it this far without you. Thanks so much.

  5. gregdifiore

    Braden, of course we remember you! It’s good to hear from you. Hope everything is going well in middle school.

  6. Braden Legarski

    Hey Mr. D! I was just checking back to see if you remember me. 😂😂 It’s nice to come back here. I enjoyed being in your class a lot. Just sending this to let you know I’m alive.

    Your former student, Braden

  7. Allena

    Sorry forgot to say that I am also writing a book and all. Like a real book not a story.

  8. Allena

    Hey Mr. D I want to thank you for teaching so wonderful. And because of you i have began to love book and sixth grade I have been keeping track how many I have read since the beginning of the year. And let me tell you it is a lot of books. Since the beginning of Sixth grade I have read 35 Books that are over 300 pages some of them were 600-800 pages too. Again I thank you for teaching me to love books!!!

  9. Jasmine Baker

    i was in his class two years ago and let me tell ya hes my all time favorite elementary teacher, i was really lucky to have him.. thank you mrs.d for teaching me

  10. gregdifiore

    Thanks so much for all of your kind words! I still love teaching just as much as I always did. It means so much to me when former students tell me that I have inspired them. Come visit if you can sometime!

  11. Tahoe Dennis

    Hi Mr. D! Glad to see the class website is still up after nearly 20 years! I still look back fondly on my time in your class so many years ago, and to any kids in your class reading this: YOU ARE SO LUCKY MR. D IS YOUR TEACHER! I hope my kids are half as lucky as I was and get a teacher with even a fraction of your enthusiasm and love for teaching. So much of my love for technology was born in your classroom, and I am so lucky to work in the tech field as a “grown up”. From the bottom of my heart: Thank you for being a great teacher and for continuing to share your gift with your students.

  12. gregdifiore

    Makayla, It is so great to hear from you! A blast From the past! We would love to see you. Ms. Hainds says to say, “Hi!” Our break is from March 27 – 31. Let me know if that works for you!
    – Mr. D

  13. Makayla Vaught

    Hello MR D!! It’s been a long long time since being in your 4th and 5th grade class! I’m 3 months away from graduation and live in Austin now. I’m coming to Colorado for spring break and HAD to make sure you were still teaching at Ute Pass so I could come visit ! You still hold the title as my favorite teacher, no high school or middle school teacher I have had in the past 6/7 years can compare!

  14. Jasmine Baker

    Yay!! i hope these kids that you have aren’t giving you too much trouble! lol i hope you guys have a great rest of your year ill try and comment again soon if i can thank you for the great teaching you gave me 2 years ago and allena thanks you as well. maranda is pretty upset that she wasn’t going to be able to have you as her 5th grade teacher. 😦

  15. gregdifiore

    Jasmine & Allena, we miss you, too!

  16. Jasmine Baker

    Hey Mr.D, 7th grade is great!! we miss you guys so much!! maybe we will take a visit up there to visit yall! florida is pretty great but you know im starting to miss colorado even more.

    -jasmine and allena baker

  17. gregdifiore

    Allena, great to hear from you! We really miss you! Glad you are liking your new school. Tell the rest of the family we miss them, too!

  18. Allena

    Dear Mr. D

    Hey having a great time down in Florida it is really hot and all and I like the schools to.

    Your former student

  19. Lairden

    What’s up Caleb I lov the pics on this page.

  20. gregdifiore

    Felicia, it is so great to hear from you! Yes, it really was a long time ago. We are still doing great here. Hope everything is well with you. If you are ever in our area, please stop in!

  21. Felicia Hart

    15 years later and I still remember and love you!!! Can’t believe how long ago 4th and 5th grade was.

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