Lower School Learning Guide
Molly comes to Aspen Country Day School from Indiana, where she was an assistant teachers at St. Richard’s Episcopal. She earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Public Health – Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana University. Before launching her career in education, she worked in healthcare as a recreation therapist in people’s homes and day centers. She also coached cross country and track for Denver North High School and worked as a teacher assistant in Indianapolis. In addition to working as an Lower School learning guide, Molly is also coaching the ACDS Girls on the Run team.
Which ACDS core value is most meaningful to you, and why?
Perseverance is most meaningful to me as an educator because it is so important as a learner to never give up. “Keep going,” is a phrase I use a lot with students and it goes along with persevering through the thick and thin. To persevere is the core value that is most meaningful to me. Character is a close second followed by responsibility.
What makes a student’s experience at ACDS distinctive from other schools?
The great outdoors! Fresh air does so much good especially during a long school day. Also, its academics. I love how great all the teachers are and it is obvious that students are well prepared for high school after ACDS.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
I used to be a recreation therapist. A past client said, “ella es una persona muy querida,” which roughly means, “you are a very loved person.” That was the best compliment I have ever received!
What led you to a career in education?
I think I always knew I wanted to be a teacher but it took me awhile to accept that calling. I started out as a recreation therapist. I taught classes/activities to people with disabilities and then eventually realized I wanted to work with children. I have always had a strong sense of helping others and landed in education.
Your favorite place in the world?
Northwoods of Wisconsin
What’s your Achilles’ heel?
French fries with aioli. I just love ’em!