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Aimee Yllanes

Communications and Marketing Manager

Aimee Yllanes

BFA, Graphic Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Appointed 2015 ayllanes@crms.org

Annie Oppenheim

Director of the [HS]2 Program

Annie Oppenheim

BA, History and Education Policy, Dartmouth College

Appointed 2019 What do you do on campus? I direct the (HS)2 program, serve as…

Artasia Jackson

Resident Assistant, TA for Biology, On-Call EMT

Artasia Jackson

B.S. in University Studies with a Medical Humanities certification, University of Texas at Arlington

Appointed 2021 I am a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where…

Betsy Bingham-Johns

Director of College Counseling

Betsy Bingham-Johns

BS, Psychology, Denison University

Appointed 2007 What do you do on campus? I teach college counseling classes and guide…

BJ Sbarra

Director of Residential Life

BJ Sbarra

BA, Cornell University

Appointed 2012 bsbarra@crms.org

Clemente De Hoyos Jr.

Resident Assistant and TA for Computer Science

Clemente De Hoyos Jr.

Attending Emory University

Clemente is an undergraduate at Emory University, going into his 4th year, and is majoring…

Courtney Montgomery

Deputy Director / Strategic Initiatives Officer

Courtney Montgomery

BSE, Civil Engineering: Structures and Mechanics, Duke University

Appointed 2021 Courtney joined Colorado Rocky Mountain School as the Deputy Director and Strategic Initiatives…

Eliot Taft

Kayaking Instructor

Eliot Taft

BA, English & Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College

Appointed 2019 etaft@crms.org

Eric Krimmer

Director of Technology

Eric Krimmer

BS, Information Technology, Colorado State University

AA, AS, Colorado Mountain College; Microsoft MCSE Certification; Cisco CCNA Certification

Appointed 2000 What do you do on campus? I am the Director of Technology. I…

Halle Zander

3rd Year Ethics and Leadership Seminar Instructor

Halle Zander

B.A. in Environmental Analysis from Pitzer College.

Heath K. Hignight, CFRE

Director of Development

Heath K. Hignight, CFRE

BA and MA, English, Oklahoma State University

Appointed 2019 Heath joined Colorado Rocky Mountain School as the Director of Development in July…

Holton Huntington ’15

Writing 2 Teacher

Holton Huntington ’15

BA, Environmental Writing, Middlebury College

Appointed 2020 hhuntington@crms.org

Jarin Rice

Algebra 2 Teacher

Jarin Rice

Appointed 2021

Jarin has worked in education since 2016. He began his career in public schools in…

Jasmine Ruiz

Resident Assistant and Teaching Assistant for Calculus

Jasmine Ruiz

Ursinus College

I was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. I am heading into my senior…

Jess Worley

Emotional Support Specialist (ESS)

Jess Worley

BA, Spanish, Colorado College, 2015

MSW, Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, 2021

Appointed 2019 as RA, 2021 as ESS What do you do on campus? I provide…

Jonathan Price

Resident Assistant and TA for PreCalculus

Jonathan Price

BS Civil Engineering, Rice University

Appointed 2021 Jonathan is a Class of 2011 [HS]2 graduate from Fort Worth, Texas. After…

Joy Wood

2nd Year STEM Teacher

Joy Wood

Appointed 2021

Joy Wood is a computer science educator passionate about equity and innovation. For the past…

Lenny Henderson

Music Instructor and Administrator

Lenny Henderson

BA, Sociology & Anthropology, and International Political Economy, University of Puget Sound '16

MA, Public Sociology, Humboldt State University '20

Doctoral Student in Natural Resource Sociology, Utah State University

Lenny joined the [HS]2 team in 2018 and is thrilled to be coming back as…

Mabel Gardner

Resident Assistant and TA for Writing 2

Mabel Gardner

Colorado College, pursuing a BA in Political Science and Romance Languages

Appointed 2021 Mabel Gardner (she/her/hers) is looking forward to spending the summer with the [HS]…

Maddy Scheer

Biology Teacher

Maddy Scheer

Ecology, Colorado State University

Appointed 2021 Maddy Scheer (she/her/hers) is excited to teach science for HS2 this summer! Maddy…

Mere Reitemeier

Resident Assistant and TA for Writing 1

Mere Reitemeier

University of Arkansas

Mere Reitemeier graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in…

Nick Favaloro

College Counseling Consultant

Nick Favaloro

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Osa Ibude

Resident Assistant, Team Sports Coordinator and TA for College Counseling

Osa Ibude

Franklin and Marshall College

Appointed 2021 I am a current senior at Franklin & Marshall College, double majoring in…

Rachel Perkins

Geometry and BC Calculus

Rachel Perkins

BS Clarkson University

Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Clarkson University (’12) with minors in Engineering Science…

Renée Thibodeaux

Silversmithing Instructor

Renée Thibodeaux

Prescott College

Renée is a versatile educator driven by her love of learning and of sharing the…

Riley Wilkinson

Resident Assistant, TA for Calculus + and On-Call EMT

Riley Wilkinson

Appointed 2021

Riley Wilkinson grew up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After high school, she obtained her emergency…

Robert Gatabazi

Resident Assistant and TA for College Counseling

Robert Gatabazi

B.S. in Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies with a specialization in Psychology, Texas Christian University

Appointed 2021 I am a recent graduate of Texas Christian University where I obtained a…

Sam Critchlow

STEM 3 Instructor

Sam Critchlow

B.A. Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought - Amherst College

M.S.T. Mathematics - University of New Hampshire

Sam (he/his/him) brings 16 years of experience as a teacher, mentor, and school leader. In…

Spencer Schanzer

Pre-Calculus

Spencer Schanzer

University of California, San Diego, B.S. in Mathematics; University of California, Santa Cruz, M.A. in Mathematics

Appointed 2021 Spencer Schanzer grew up in Kansas City, MO. After serving as a combat…

Tracy Wilson

Writing 1 Teacher and Climbing Instructor

Tracy Wilson

BA, English & Communications, Boise State University

MA, Secondary School Education, Prescott College

Appointed 2008 twilson@crms.org

Trae Story

Ceramics

Trae Story

BA Ceramics, St. Cloud University

Appointed 2021 Trae Story was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up around the…