Sixth 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. 

Zeke Tiernan

August 5, 2021

A native Aspenite, Zeke has taught Middle School history, English, and humanities at Aspen Country Day School since 2005. He also taught Sixth and Seventh Grade social studies in Mexico

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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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Renee Wheeler

March 30, 2021

Renee is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Aspen from Vail in 2014. Since starting at Aspen Country Day School in 2015, she has worked as a Sixth

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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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Wes Lanich

January 15, 2021

Wes moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2019 and worked with the Aspen Music Festival & School supporting their audio and streaming projects. Prior to that he taught music

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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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