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

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: Room D Te... 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

Jade Kann, Teacher

Where are you from? I am from Princeton, NJ. 
Education and awards: I studied Traditional Eastern Arts at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. I also study Early Childhood Education at Colorado Mountain Coll... 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

Tarrin Carter, Teacher

Where are you from? Brainerd Minnesota Education and awards: Associate in Arts Degree Position at CGL: Assistant preschool teacher The year started ... More

Whitney Key, Teacher

Where are you from? New Orleans, LA Education and awards:  University of Denver- B.A. in Studio Arts, Minor in Anthropology Position at CGL:  More

Stacey Burns, Teacher

Where are you from?  Bradford, Pa though I moved to Colorado 10 years ago. Education and Awards:  I attended The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in 2010. While in school I did a Semester at Sea during the Fall of 2... More

Ellie O’ Loughlin, Teacher

Where are you from? Wingdale, NY Education and awards: I studied art history and art education Position at CGL: Room C Teacher Year started at CGL: September, 2018 Why you choose to teach at CGL:More