Sixth Grade English Teacher, Middle School Support
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.