Jamie Hozack - Aspen Country Day School

Jamie Hozack
Head of Middle School


Jamie moved to Aspen in 2001 to launch a career in education and spend time in the mountains. Originally from Philadelphia, he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College, a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado, and his Principal Licensure through Colorado State University. Prior to starting at Aspen Country Day he worked at Aspen High School, Basalt High School, Denver Schools of Science and Technology, and Telluride Mountain School.

Which ACDS core value is most meaningful to you, and why? 

Responsibility is a big part of the Middle School experience, whether that is taking ownership of academic responsibilities, taking care of our campus for everyone, or being models for the younger students in all settings.

Favorite ACDS tradition and why?

Fall and winter outdoor education are such great ways to build community and get students out in our amazing mountain surroundings.

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, which 3 people would you want with you at all times? 

My wife, a reliable backcountry skiing partner, and a reliable climbing partner.

What energizes you?

Cooking for my wife.

What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day?

I practice gratitude.