Renee Wheeler - Aspen Country Day School

Renee Wheeler
Sixth Grade English Teacher, Middle School Support

970-925-1909 x261

Renee is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Aspen from Vail in 2014. Since starting at Aspen Country Day School in 2015, she has worked as a Sixth and Seventh Grade English teacher, a Kindergarten and First Grade art teacher, and a Middle School learning specialist. She has also taught in Okinawa, Japan, New Mexico, Florida, and Missouri, and for Outward Bound, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Naturalists at Large. Renee holds a bachelor’s in education and English from Bradley University and a master’s in education administration and leadership from Antioch New England Graduate School.

Three essential items?

My dog, my daughter, and my husband. Oh, wait, in this order: husband, daughter, dog.

Something that was cool when you were younger?

Parachute pants. They were really baggy and comfortable. In Third Grade, I had a purple pair.

Something we might not know about you?

I used to do a lot of ice climbing. In Leadville, Breckenridge, and all over. 

An interesting job before this?

In high school, I worked at a tree and shrub nursery. I went to an all-girls school and wore a uniform, but in that job I worked with two women who were great role models; they taught me how to get my hands dirty and to work hard. 

Student interview: Hannah V., Renee, Eloise M.