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 Massachusetts tea... More

Maggie Swonger, Director of Operations

Where are you from? I was born in Ohio and finished my schooling in Ohio, however I spent the majority of my childhood in Milwaukee, WI. Education and Awards: Ohio University, B.S. in Early Childhood Education University of Denver– M.A. in Educational Le... More

Kim Brodin, 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

Patricia Melero, 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

Lauren McCarthy, Teacher

Where are you from? Where were you born? Texas Education and Awards: BA in Psychology at Texas State University Position at CGL: Preschool teacher in Room E Year started at CGL: November 2017 Why you choose t... More

Andrea Cerretani, Teacher

Where are you from? Barrington, Illinois a suburb of Chicago.

Degrees and Awards: I studied Early Childhood Education at Western Illinois University.  I have been working with children in various settings over the past 10 year... More

Marcy Gaedeke, 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, Teacher

Where are you from? Born and raised in Manistee, Michigan. Education and Certifications: Western Michigan University, B.S. in Psychology Certifications: First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration Position at CGL: More

Lindsey Maloney, Teacher

Where are you from? I am from Bridgewater, MA, about 30 minutes outside of Boston.

I am from Bridgewater, MA, about 30 minutes outside of Boston.

Degrees and Awards: Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from ... More

Sarah Stacy, Teacher

Where are you from? Born and raised in San Diego, CA, currently live in Eagle, CO.
Education and awards: Cuyamaca Community College (Hospitality) , Colorado Mountain College (Early Childhood Education) Position at CGL: Toddler Teac... More

Maddy Trtanj, Teacher

Where are you from? I was born and raised in Vail, Colorado. Education and awards: 2017-2018-Colorado Mountain College-Edwards, CO-Early Childhood Studies-Early Childhood Teacher Certification August 2008-April 2010-Undergraduate Studies at Fort Lewis College, Durango, C... More

Brooke Carlsen, Teacher

Where are you from? Born and raised in Denver, CO Education and awards: BA in Anthropology and Environmental Science from MSU Denver Getting my ECE directors certification from CMC in Edwards Position at CGL Teacher in Room B Year... More

Katie Biggers, 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: University of Central Florida, B.S. in Event Management Cer... More

Jamie Erkenbrack,Teacher

Where are you from? Lake Crystal, Minnesota (Land of corn and beans!) Education and awards: BA Elementary Education K-8, Middle School Science Endorsement Professional Colorado Teacher License EC Director Qualification Position at CGL: More

Stacey Burns, Teacher

Where are you from?  Bradford, PA Education and awards: Bachelors in Communications and Marketing, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Lead Teacher Qualified (CO) Position at CGL: Teacher in Room C Year started at CGL:... More

Nicole Buckley, Teacher

Where are you from? I was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts. A little town just 15 minutes outside of Boston. Degrees and Awards: I studied Early Childhood Education at North Shore Community College. I have been working with children in various settings over the pa... More