Lise Sansom - Aspen Country Day School

Lise Sansom
Lower School Science Teacher

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A native of Colorado Springs, Lise spent her childhood summers at a family cabin near Leadville. She earned degrees in Early Childhood Education and Natural Resource Management (Forestry and Wildlife). For over 15 years she worked for the Forest Service and Park Service in addition to training and breaking horses for a couple of years and also working as a timber thinner in Alaska. Lise moved to Glenwood Springs/Carbondale in 1978 and began working at Aspen Country Day in 1992. Besides science, she has taught geography, art, Preschool, and First Grade.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

When people bring things down to the Science room for me to fix before they take it to an expert or throw it out!

Hidden talent or special skill?

I raised and raced sled dogs for 25 years. At one point we had 48 dogs at our place. I’m also really good at chopping wood.

What energizes you?

Watching my dog Dave catch snow flakes when I am shoveling. Apparently it is important to leap to get them before they get to the ground

Your favorite place in the world?

My house and my property. I can hike, snowshoe and bike right from here. It is an adorable cottage with only mountain lions, coyotes, fox, bears, elk, and lots of birds for neighbors.