Cecelia Martin - Aspen Country Day School

Cecelia Martin
Assistant to Lower School


Joining Aspen Country Day School midway through the 2021-22 school year was a natural for Cecelia, also known as Cec. She quickly became a warm and welcoming presence at the Lower School desk,. Cec grew up in Albany, Georgia. and graduated from Valdosta State University with a BS in elementary education. She taught Kindergarten at Aspen Elementary for five years. Most recently, she worked at the City of Aspen/Kids First for 20 years as financial aid coordinator helping families find childcare solutions.

Your favorite place on campus?

I am still learning the campus, and I love walking and looking at the flowing water. I also look forward to seeing the children canoeing out on the pond in the spring.

How did you end up in the mountains?

I moved to Aspen right after graduation because my sister was living here. I had visited her once and was eager to return to the beauty of Aspen and experience all the seasons! As many before me, I never left. I love the winters, but the summers and fall definitely kept me here.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a nurse, just like my mom. That was not to be, but becoming an educator I still got to care for the young ones in my classroom. That’s why I’m so happy to be at ACDS. I love the energy, enthusiasm, and honesty of children.

Dream dinner party?

If I could have dinner with anyone it would be to have Betty White and Klaus Obermeyer together for an evening of laughter and learning. I feel there is so much to be learned from the generations before us, and I can only imagine the knowledge between these two legendary people.