I am a musician and educator originally from Anchorage, Alaska. Prior to joining the BCD faculty, I taught music privately across the Front Range, was the program director of El Sistema Colorado’s Denver Community Music Academy, and taught collegiate music courses through the University of Alaska. I also perform as a freelance flutist. I play with the Longmont Symphony, substitute with the Cheyenne Symphony, and regularly performs flute/percussion chamber music with my husband, Chris. Outside of school, I am passionate about coffee and spend almost all of my free time with my two dogs, Julep and Penny Lane.
For the past 15 years I have enjoyed teaching grades 3-5 in the states of Alabama, Texas, Illinois, and Nevada. I really love cooking! I also enjoy reading novels and books about teaching science and exploring new places with my family. I have fun taking my miniature Schnauzer, Topper, to dog parks and trails in Boulder. On the weekends I enjoy spending time walking around Pearl Street and having brunch with family and friends.
I was born and raised in Argentina. I love working with kids, and have been in the education field on and off for thirty years. I ran a home-based preschool in Spanish and worked at Community Montessori Elementary School for three years as a para-educator. Most recently I have been teaching Spanish to children and adults at the Spanish Institute for the last two years.
I met my husband, a German national, in 1990 when I visited friends in Colorado. A year and a half later we were married in Argentina and returned to Colorado to stay. I love spending time with family and friends and traveling (especially visiting my family in Buenos Aires). I also enjoy reading and playing tennis.
I have worked for over 30 years in a variety of different educational settings, from preschool to college. My doctoral work focused on discourse in mathematics classrooms and how teachers can engage their students in talking about different problem solving strategies.
I grew up in Boulder and have 3 kids ages 16, 20, and 23. We love hiking, camping and movie nights together. I enjoy being outdoors and exploring nature and photography. I also enjoy cooking and finding quiet time to read a good book.
Prior to joining the BCD community, I taught at Hawken School in Cleveland, Ohio for five years, both in kindergarten and third grade, and coached field hockey at various levels. In my free time I enjoy doing many different activities with my husband, including traveling, hiking, attending baseball games (Go, Tribe!), playing tennis, golf, and sand volleyball, and snuggling with our cat, Lottie.
After graduating from The University of Northern Colorado, I began my teaching career in Loveland, Colorado. I taught Elementary Physical Education for two years prior to joining the BCD community and I am extremely lucky to be able to teach students a variety of ways to have fun while leading healthy and active lives. Being a Colorado native, I enjoy spending time in the mountains and appreciating all of the natural beauty this state has to offer. When I am not teaching you can find me snowboarding at Winter Park, learning some new tricks on my wakeboard, biking, hiking, watching the Green Bay Packers, or spending time with my family, friends and spunky dog, Jane.
Music is a big part of my life, including teaching, performing, studying, listening, going to concerts, and more. My musical pursuits are varied, ranging from playing trumpet, bass, and guitar to singing in operas and choral ensembles. I joined Boulder Country Day School in 2011 and currently serve as the Vocal Music Director and Fine Arts Coordinator. During my career I have taught a variety of musical and theatrical subjects to students at the Pre-K, K-12, and collegiate levels. I hold certifications in both Orff-Schulwerk and Kodaly methodologies and continue to pursue opportunities to grow my artistic and educational knowledge. As a performer, I currently sing opera and concert works across the Front Range and abroad. When I am not teaching or performing, I enjoy running, climbing, hiking, yoga, cooking, reading, coffee, and being with my wife and dog.
Since graduating college I have always had my hands in art. I've worked in galleries, made stained glass windows, owned my own tile making company, and managed clay studios while continually teaching ceramics and art throughout the metro area.
I am also a musician with four albums of original music I have written and recorded. I love skiing, biking, basketball, and hiking in our beautiful Rocky Mountains. I am happily married with two sons in college.
University of Central Florida B.A. French Literature (Minor in Business Administration) Centre D’Études Franco-Américain Summer Study Abroad Centennial Board of Cooperative Educational Services Teacher Licensure Program
Prior to working at BCD I worked in the business office of Lafuma America, a French outdoor gear company with an office here in Boulder that services all of North America. My experience at Lafuma America verified my philosophy that speaking a second language fluently can give you an advantage in the business world and help you find a very interesting niche. I enjoy writing poetry. I took guitar lessons in 2008 and now try my hand at composing songs. I have a wonderful family with two daughters—Amber and Makena—and we try to camp, hike, and bike or just be outdoors whenever possible. My favorite quiet time is a morning jog with my yellow lab, Sunny.
Prior to joining the BCD community, I spent 5 years teaching preschool through 2nd grade in the Boulder area. I also spent some time working in a law firm with an emphasis in educational law. I am a Boulder native, and it should come as no surprise that I love to be in the mountains and play outside. You can also find me curled up with a good book or enjoying the company of my friends and family.
I am Connecticut born and raised and have taught and coached soccer and basketball in an independent school in Greenwich, CT. for the past 15 years. I enjoy being outside as much as possible and participating in a variety of sports and activities. I enjoy listening to a wide range of music and attending as many live shows as possible.I am looking forward to exploring all that the great state of Colorado has to offer.
I have been working in Libraries for five years and just completed my MLIS this past summer. I worked for two years in a middle school library in Chatham, MA before beginning my MLIS program in 2015. I love working with children and families in schools and public libraries. I enjoy hiking, sewing, traveling, and reading and look forward to many new adventures here in Boulder, CO!
I began my love for teaching in Minnesota and bring 10 years of teaching Computer Technology experience to BCD. I have traveled the world more than once over and love to integrate culture and diversity into student lessons.
I found a wonderful place to call home here in Boulder. When I am not in the classroom teaching you will more than likely find me in my gardens or at Dog Beach swimming with my 3 dogs.