Eighth Grade academics Archives - Aspen Country Day School

Stories from the Journey

The strength of our school community is built on the continued commitment of faculty, students, and families to support each other as they learn and grow. Here are stories of the people, places, and experiences that make up the Aspen Country Day School journey. 

Maria Carbonetti

June 29, 2022

Maria has taught in every grade level since starting at Aspen Country Day School in 1990. Revered by students past and present, Maria stays in touch with many alumni from

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Vanessa Abrahams

August 5, 2021

Vanessa was born in France and raised in a French-speaking family. She studied human development and family science at the University of Rhode Island, with a minor in French and

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Mark Sumera

August 5, 2021

A Middle School faculty member since 1999, Mark has taught more than two decades of Aspen Country Day School students the beauty of the quadratic equation. He also enchants Lower

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Megan Talarico

August 4, 2021

Megan, who has taught at Aspen Country Day School since 2008, grew up in Utica, New York. She has a BA from Providence College and a master’s in science education

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Stacy Reed

August 2, 2021

A native of Vancouver, BC, Stacy and his family moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2021. Before joining Aspen Country Day School, he was on the faculty at the

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Tyler Valtin

March 24, 2021

Tyler grew up in Virginia and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Virginia Tech plus a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. His first

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Cécile Fielder

March 22, 2021

Cécile grew up in France and graduated from DePaul University with a degree in secondary education and French. She has taught in Westchester County, New York, in Chicago, and at

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Jon Bender

August 2, 2020

Jon Bender teaches Spanish in Fifth to Eighth Grades. He came to Aspen from the Taft School, where he was a class dean, teacher, coach, and dorm head. He was

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