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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. 

Jenna Hawksley

February 2, 2021

Jenna has a BA in elementary and special education from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island and a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Part

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Cathy Grueter

January 28, 2021

A native Alabamian and graduate of Sewanee, the University of the South with a BA in psychology, Cathy has been teaching at Aspen Country Day School since 2010. She previously

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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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Kimberly Bakker

January 13, 2021

Ms. Kim started at Aspen Country Day School in 2003. She grew up in Holland, Michigan, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Art and Literature from Hope College.

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Noga Vardy

January 12, 2021

Noga grew up in Aspen and returned home in 2016 to work at Aspen Country Day School. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Arts

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Hancock with Fifth Graders on steps

Adam Hancock

January 6, 2021

A native of North Carolina, Adam graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Environmental Biology and Ecology and earned a master’s degree in teaching from Brown University. Adam

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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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