I have worked in the St. Vrain Valley School District for the past nine years and have several years of experience working with children preschool – third grade. The past four years I have taught kindergarten and first grade at Imagine Charter School. In addition, I have worked at the Neighborhood Learning Center of Niwot preschool. I cherish my variety of experiences in early childhood education, as it has given me a window into where your child is going or “growing” and the foundational skills they need to be joyful and successful.
I am a mother of two amazing daughters, Annie, who is entering 11th grade at Boulder High School and plays soccer, and Mackenzie, who is a junior at CSU in Ft. Collins and double-majoring in fashion merchandising and finance. I am married to my husband, Mark, and have one fluffy dog, Filbert. We have lived in cute, little Niwot for 20 years. I was born in Corning, New York, but moved to beautiful Aspen, Colorado, as a child. I love our changing seasons, reading, organizing, country music, and playing board games.
I started working as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher in a bilingual school in Venezuela many years ago. After teaching for 2 years, I got married and moved to Colorado. Our initial plan was for my husband to get his Master’s Degree from CU Boulder and go back to Venezuela, but we fell in love with Colorado and decided to stay. We have 4 boys, Felipe, Diego, Matias and Nicolas, they all have attended BCD since preschool. Our oldest is now at Niwot High School. I enjoy spending time with my family and go to all of our boys’ baseball games!
Honor Engle joined Boulder Country Day’s faculty in 2010. However, she has been a part of BCD’s community as a parent of two children since 2004. Honor has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and several years of experience caring for young children. In her free time (or as Honor says, “when she is not doing laundry or running the vacuum”), she loves to spend time with her two boys, Charlie and Christopher, and her husband, Doug. Honor also loves to do needle point, read books, listen to the Beetles (her all-time favorite band), and spend quiet, peaceful time at their family cabin on Lake Champlain. An interesting side note about Honor is that after college she went on a month long road trip with a couple of girlfriends. Together they drove from Washington, D.C. to British Columbia. The highlight of the trip for Honor was spending time in Glacier National Park.
I have been teaching in the USA since 1995, including teaching PK in CA, FL and CO. I also worked at a residential summer camp in NY for 11 years. My husband and I love to watch football in our free time – both our son's (Connor) and the Florida Gators games! I love to hike, garden, read and bird watch. I also have a daughter (Libby) who keeps me busy with art projects and make-overs!
I have taught in independent schools for 13 years in Connecticut and San Francisco, and have run my own summer camps for 25 years, 13 of those in Montana. My family and I moved to Boulder in 2011. I love to ski, bike, hike and camp. In addition to raising my kids, my passion has been working with families in need by connecting them to community programs, services and resources.
I spent the 2015-2016 school year working as a Teacher Intern in the Kindergarten classrooms at BCD, in addition to working in Mrs. Hawkes Pre-K class as a Preschool Assistant and an After Care teacher. Prior to working at BCD, I held internships in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences field working with Preschool children. I am currently working on my masters in Education and Human Development. In my spare time I love practicing yoga, skiing, hiking and anything fashion related!
Following the birth of my three children, I stayed at home for a few years. My kiddos are now now ages 17, 15 and 8. When my youngest entered 1st grade, I returned to teaching, now have 9 years teaching experience, and have been a regular substitute at Boulder Country Day. I am thrilled to return to teaching full-time. When I am not at work, I enjoy hiking, skiing, camping, and traveling with her family and friends.
I moved to Colorado eight years ago from Virginia to be closer to our daughter and grandchildren. Since that time we have been blessed to have our son move here from Haiti with two adopted boys and our other other daughter move here from Atlanta! In 2002, upon coming home from living in Kuwait and working as a preschool teacher in an international school, I returned to university to earn my teaching degree. I have worked with children from preschool through fifth grade and have also undergone extensive study in the area of dyslexia. No other work has been as fulfilling and rewarding as has been my years as an educator. In my spare time I love exploring nature, spending time with my family, and volunteering with the Colorado Haiti Project. I am just thrilled to join the talented and caring preschool team here at BCD.
I have been a member Boulder Country Day School community since 2017 when my son began preschool. As a licensed elementary teacher in Colorado and having spent the majority of my career as a kindergarten teacher in an independent day school in California, I am excited to join the talented and passionate preschool team at BCD.
I was born and raised in South Florida, and have also called Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA home before moving to Boulder in the summer of 2015. My two children both attend BCD (go Bulldogs!), and my husband is a professor at CU Boulder (sko Buffs). I also enjoy playing tennis, reading, walking my mini Australian Shepherd, and riding bikes with my family.