Meet our

Staff


Nicky Teaver, Director of Education


Where are you from? I was born and raised in Massachusetts.   Education and Awards: University of Vermont, B.S. in Early Childhood Education University of Colorado - Denver, M.A. in Educational Psychology Licenses: PreK-Grade 3 Massach... More

Maggie Swonger, Director of Operations

Maggie has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Development from Ohio University, and a Master's degree in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Denver, where she attended as a Temple Hoyne Buell Early Childhood Leadership Fellow. Over the course of her ca... More

Tim Hotchkiss, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA   Where were you born? Delaware   Education and Awards: BA in Early Childhood Education/Special Education from Edinboro University     ... More

Kim Brodin, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? Minturn, CO.  I was born at the Vail Hospital and my parents still live in the house in Minturn that they bought when I was 1. Education and awards: Valparaiso University, BA Public Relations, Minors in Chinese and Psychology.  St. Catheri... More

Kayla Kramer, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? Where were you born? I'm from Spring Lake Michigan. Born in Michigan, spent 3 early childhood years in Sheridan WY. Education and Awards: Bachelors degree in Natural resources biology from Central Michigan University. Internship at Walkin... More

Claudia Eaton, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? I was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Education and Certifications: Guilford College, B.A. in Sociology University of Massachusetts, Masters in Secondary Education Lead Teacher Qualification Director’s Cer... More

Caitlin Turi, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? I grew up in Goldens Bridge, New York which is about an hour north of New York City.   Education and awards: I began my education at Indiana University, and am currently finishing my early childhood degree at Colorado Mountain College.... More

Patricia Melero, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? I was born in New York City and raised in Darien, Connecticut.   Education and Awards: University of Colorado-Boulder, B.A. in Spanish Licenses: K-6 licensure Certifications: Lead Teacher, CO   Position at C... More

Ben Werblow, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? Where were you born? I was born in Massachusetts, where I lived until middle school. I then spent time living in New York, Connecticut, and New Hampshire before moving to Colorado in 2013. I currently live in Minturn. Education and Awards: S... More

Marcy Gaedeke,Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? Born and raised in Berlin Connecticut and have been living in Vail for six years. Education and Certifications: University of Connecticut B.A in Human Development and Family StudiesMore

Sydney Forbes, Toddler Teacher

Francesca “Frankie” Pellicani, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? I grew up in northern New Jersey in a beautiful lake town called Sparta. Education and Awards: Rutgers University, B.A. in Communication. I studied abroad my last semester in Australia, where I studied at the University of Queensland in Br... More

Katie Biggers, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? Born in Northern Virginia, Have lived all up and down the east coast: from Florida to New England; Primarily in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Connecticut! Education and Certifications: More

Brooke Carlsen, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from?
Born and raised in Denver, CO
Education and awards:
BA in Anthrop... More