Luann Atkin Koester graduated Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1994, received a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Colorado College in 2009, and a Post Graduate Certificate of Expertise in Writing from the University of Denver in 2013. 

In 2003 she was recognized by the Boettcher Foundation as a Boettcher Educator, MIT in 2009 as an Influential Educator, and in 2015 by the Colorado Family, Career and Community Leaders of America as a Friend of FCCLA.  

She has taught High School Language Arts classes at Merino High School Since 1994.

Mrs. Koester enjoys teaching, traveling, spending time with her immediate and extended family, writing, and playing golf.