Lower School Spanish teacher
Courtney’s undergraduate degree is from Colby College, where she studied environmental policy and Spanish. She has a MA degree in teaching from Colorado College. Courtney previously worked in the Roaring Fork Valley for Aspen Skiing Company, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and Aspen Parks and Recreation. Courtney started out at Aspen Country Day School in 2014 as an assistant in First Grade, then moved into full-time teaching of Spanish in the Lower School.
Three essential items?
Ski gear, my water ski and a Spanish dictionary. I like to be able to practice my Spanish wherever I am.
Something we might not know about you?
I also teach skiing in the winter. So sometimes when I see kids from school on the mountain, and I’m in my instructor uniform, they get so confused.
When did you first start skiing?
I don’t remember, but apparently they strapped little plastic skis to my boots and we walked around in the backyard. So, a long time.
Something that was cool when you were younger?
The CO2 level in the atmosphere. I would bring that back: more snow in winter, less fire in summer, more animals and plants.
In college, my roommate and I took the same classes, and our two favorite teachers were the same: our Spanish teacher, Maria, and then Gail, who taught environment and human health classes and chemistry. They were both really passionate about their subjects.