Prior to BCD, I have 6 years of teaching experience in numerous grades and settings within Physical Education. I developed my passion for teaching Physical Education while at Oklahoma State University, earning a bachelors in Physical Education and a minor in Coaching. During my time at OSU, I was fortunate to be a member of the Cross Country and Track teams throughout my collegiate career, with the highlight of winning the NCAA D1 team title in Cross Country in 2012. I still pursue my running goals today and qualified for the 2020 and 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials. Running and fitness in general have always been a passion of mine and I am thrilled to be able to share that knowledge with the youth here at BCD.
University of Arkansas B.A. in Art History and Art Education K-12, Emphasis on Sculpture and Drawing
Prior to working at BCD, I taught Art in North Carolina for five years where I was selected Teacher of the Year at Piney Grove Elementary K-5. I’ve taught Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, and Art History to gifted artists at Northwest Arkansas Academy of Fine Arts High School. At the University of Arkansas, I was a standout athlete in Cross Country and Track earning seven All American honors helping my team win multiple SEC titles, and in my final year I competed at the Olympic Track and Field Trials! I grew up in Dallas, Texas and was a high school All-American and state champion in the mile run. When I am not teaching, I love to paint, create illustrations, and visit Art Museums. My favorite thing to do besides teaching and making art is being outside! I love running, walking, hiking, biking, and spending time with my family, friends, and my two dogs.
Director of Instrumental Music University of Alaska Fairbanks
B.M. Music Performance
M.A. Music Performance University of Colorado Boulder
I am a musician and educator originally from Anchorage, Alaska. Prior to joining the BCD faculty in 2019, 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 Fairbanks. Outside of BCD, I work as a professional flutist. I am the principal flutist of the Longmont Symphony, second flutist of the Cheyenne Symphony, and I regularly sub with the Colorado Symphony and Boulder Philharmonic. When I'm not teaching or performing, you can find me drinking coffee and spending time with my husband and my two dogs, Penny Lane and Maggie.
Elementary Science Lab Teacher
University of Mobile B.S. Business Administration M.A. Elementary Education
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.
Physical Education Teacher Assistant Athletic Director
University of Northern Colorado B.S. Sport & Exercise Science (emphasis K-12 Physical Education)
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.
Elementary Spanish Teacher
Universidad Catolica Argentina Psychology studies
Instituto Superior Perito Moreno Tourism Specialist
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.
Director of Vocal Music Arts Coordinator
University of Northern Colorado B.M.E. K-12 Vocal, Piano & Music (Summa Cum Laude) University of Northern Colorado M.M. Vocal Performance
I am a singer, bass player, and educator, born and raised on the western slope of Colorado. I am the Vocal Music Director and Arts Coordinator at BCD, and enjoy teaching PS-8 music classes, directing the Bulldog Singers and Spotlight Singers, and directing musicals for K-2, upper ES, and the middle school.
I have performed as a vocal soloist with Opera Fort Collins, Loveland Opera, Boulder Opera, Central City Opera, Ars Nova, Boulder Chorale, Kutandara, Opera Classica Europa, UNC Opera Theatre, and as a church musician. As a bass player, I have worked with bands, singer-songwriters, ensembles, and theatrical productions throughout the Colorado region and beyond. I currently perform with the original rock band, Mackenzie Rae & Buckshot Moon.
I enjoy working with musicians of all ages and skill levels. Helping students to discover their voice, interests, and passion is at the heart of my teaching. When I am not teaching or performing, I enjoy running, cycling, reading, coffee, records, going to live concerts, and spending time with my family and friends.
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Middle School Art Teacher
Illinois State University B.A. - Art with an emphasis in ceramics and photography
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.
Preschool – Fifth Grade French Teacher
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.
Librarian Elementary Community Service Coordinator
University of Massachusetts
B.A. Sociology & Anthropology
St. John’s University
MLIS with specialization in Children and Youth Services
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!
ES & MS Technology Teacher
St. Cloud State University B.S. Business Administration M.S. Business Education
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.