Tori Zimmer - Aspen Country Day School

Tori Zimmer
Second Grade Homeroom Teacher

Tori came to Aspen Country Day School in 2022 from Derby Academy in Massachusetts, where she was a Second Grade assistant teacher. Tori also taught at the Chestnut Hill School in Newton, Massachusetts, and was a camp counselor at Camp Onaway in New Hampshire. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in elementary education and social services and expects to receive her Master’s Degree in Reading and Language from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in spring 2024.

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

Community is important to me because we push each other to grow from working with one another and through our environment. We expect that of our students and I love that we come together to accomplish a common goal, which is to learn, achieve greatness, and build a space where we feel safe and have a sense of belonging.

What makes a student’s experience at ACDS distinctive from other schools?

An experience at ACDS is distinctive from other schools because children get the opportunity to bond with their classmates and teachers in the great outdoors. They are challenged to conquer a huge hike, climb, or skinning adventure , learn to collaborate, and become a leader on Outdoor Ed trips.

A personal accomplishment you’re proud of?

I was selected to lead a group solo on an outdoor education trip up Tuckerman Ravine on the backside of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.

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

My ski coach told me I’m the best free skier he’s seen.

What’s your least favorite household task?


Hidden talent or special skill?

I’m a great doodler.