Alexandra Hughes - Aspen Country Day School

Alexandra Hughes
Second Grade homeroom teacher

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A graduate of the Spence School and Bowdoin College, Alexandra previously taught at the Brearley School in New York and Swiss Semester in Zermatt, Switzerland. She earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a focus in Mathematics from Bank Street College of Education. She has been with Aspen Country Day School since 2010.

Favorite place on campus?

This is truly a unique school campus with a lot of special places. One of my favorites is my classroom upstairs in the Lower School building. The room is at the end of the hall on the creek side of the building. With open windows, you can easily hear the soothing sounds of Castle Creek. We often watch wildlife crossing the hillside and viewing the first snowfall from the huge windows is always magical. It is really peaceful and quiet up there! Hardly anyone ventures up the stairs in the Lower School building and it is one of the most beautiful views on campus. 

Favorite place in the world?

My parents’ house on Long Island where I spent much of my childhood and continue to visit for holidays and the summer. I love being on the water, which is one thing I miss now that I live in Colorado.

What is something we don’t know about you?

I completed a Tough Mudder with a few other ACDS community members, including teachers and parents. It was extremely challenging, both physically and emotionally, but very rewarding. Definitely something I will only do once in my life! 

What is one thing you’re super proud of?

I’m proud of the work I do with The Buddy Program. I sit on the board of directors and I am also a Big Buddy to an amazing 16-year-old. 

What do you collect?

I collect sea glass from all over the world, but in particular the beaches of Long Island. I grew up searching for sea glass with my mom and now I carry on the tradition with my niece and nephews. I also like to collect old postcards and send them to family and friends.