Got my GED and took some typing and computer courses at Pickens a long, long, long time ago! Have worked for the district for over 17 years as special education Para, ELA Para, Attendance Clerk, ETC… I like hiking, biking, volleyball and church. Married for over 25 years. We have two kids and one grandson and we are expecting a second gran kid.
I have been a part of the APS community since I was a kindergartner! This is my 17th year teaching in APS, and I have found my school-home at William Smith. I cherish the relationships we build among students and staff; I appreciate the structures at William Smith that allow us to do what's best for students.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, who is also a teacher. Our kids are getting too old, too fast. And we have a new puppy. His favorite snack is dirty socks.
Bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry from Metropolitan State University. Masters Degree in Urban Education from Regis University.
Outside of school I enjoy weight lifting, kick boxing, painting, bird-watching, dancing and enjoying the beauty that nature holds.
I have a beautiful 11 year old daughter.
I love math! I love math jokes and I love math puns even more! It is what pushed me to earn a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. Studying math as a student was no easy task, but once I understood a concept the ``aha`` moment was a feeling of great success. Having the opportunity to attend university as a first generation student made me realize I needed to be able to give back with the education opportunities I had. The love of math, and desire to be an agent of change is what led me to the Boettcher Teacher Residency program where I earned my Masters of Education through Regis University in 2015, while simultaneously learning the day in and day out demands of teacher life. As a teacher I love helping all students see themselves as mathematicians, pushing them to be the best version of themselves, and helping them to see the ``aha`` moments that are oh so magical in math.
When I am not at school, or thinking about how to push my students math understanding I enjoy spending my free time outside. I also love to travel and explore new places I have yet to visit. I even met my husband on a travel adventure in South Korea! I have traveled to 5 continents and hope to make it 7 soon! I am a Colorado native and truly love all Colorado has to offer. I graduated high school from Lake County High School in Leadville Colorado, where many students travel to camp and hike during adventure trips! From this upbringing, I really do feel like a mountain child. I feel most at peace when I am getting outside and hiking, biking, camping, running, and downhill skiing in the winter.
I did both my undergraduate and graduate studies at University of Rochester in upstate New York. For my undergraduate I studied mathematics and my graduate studies were secondary math education and special education. I went to HS in Sudbury, Massachusetts (Lincoln Sudbury HS).
Hobbies wise: I love (and still play) lacrosse. Whenever possible, I am outside and in the mountains hiking and camping. I love to find new trails in new areas to explore. While hiking, I am working to perfect my outdoor photography skills.
I am the youngest of 3 (two older brothers) and soon to be married (this summer). I also have two adorable dogs (Olive and Roux).
Peter Baer grew up in Denver. He earned his B.A. in philosophy at UC-Berkeley, and his M.A. in education at Stanford. He enjoys reading, gardening, listening to and writing hip hop, and spending time with his wonderful wife and daughter. Though he cannot believe it, this is his 15th year of teaching high school English.
I began teaching social studies in APS in 2009. I hold a B.A in Communications from Elon University in North Carolina and expect to obtain a M.A. In Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education from the University of Colorado-Denver in the Spring of 2017. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf and doing things outdoors with my family. I am married and am the proud father of the cutest little 2-year-old daughter in the world.
Kevin is a graduate of Ohio State University, Cleveland State University, and Aurora Community College, and has been teaching for 13 years. He holds teaching endorsements in 7-12 Language Arts, 7-12 Social Studies, and K-12 Music. For fun, Kevin likes spending time with his wife and two daughters, skiing, hiking, and playing music around the Denver area.
I was born and raised in Colorado and can’t imagine living anywhere else. My family and I live outside of Loveland on a small farm. WSHS has been home for 10 years and I am looking forward to many more. I teach social studies to all grade levels with a focus on U.S. History. In the future I would like to start a series of anthropology classes here at WSHS.
I went to school at CSU-Pueblo and got a degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education. Education has always been an important part of my life coming from a family of educators. I am currently teaching for my 7th year as a Math teacher and my second year at William Smith High School.
I come from Maine originally, where I grew up in a small rural town near the coast. I was fortunate to do my undergraduate studies at Saint Michael’s College in Winooski, VT, a small Liberal Arts College, where I majored in American Studies and minored in Spanish. After teaching at a small private school for a semester I joined the Peace Corps and lived and worked in El Salvador for two years. Having seen the power of education to sustainably effect positive change I applied to and was accepted into the Peace Corps Fellows Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Through the program I earned my Masters in Education while teaching in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. After four years in New York I took the leap, married my wife Alex and traveled to Madagascar to teach at a small international school. Madagascar was amazing, but both my wife and I were yearning to be closer to friends and family and found our way to Denver. I enjoy the outdoors, travel, and hanging out with my dog Miles Davis.
I have undergraduate degrees in English and philosophy, a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and hold a principal's license. I am a horse back rider and compete in show jumping events, I play tennis, love to read, travel, and I spend lots time with my three little dogs and my husband, Jason.
Paul, known affectionately by his students as Paul, was born during a snowstorm in Chicago in April 1970. It was a virgin birth. He has two grown children and two stepsons, two dogs and two ears, and loves tulips. His former jersey number is “2.” He detests traffic during snowstorms at rush hour, Russian salad dressing, and rushing himself in the morning. He is 46 and a half and an earthling. He also drinks coffee.
I attended Colorado State University and graduating with a Bachelor's degree of Mathematics Education in 2009. In May 2015, I earned my master's degree in Adventure Education from Prescott College. Now I am completing another master's degree (will be complete May 2017) in Adaptive Leadership.
It seems like my hobbies these days are pursuing master's degrees. Other than that, I love running, biking, board games, and spending time at parks with family and friends.
My husband and I have a one-year old, Lily, and a dog, Bozzy. We love going on walks, reading the same books over and over again, and coloring.
My name is Chris Hunt.
I went to Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, ID. I graduated, however, from Metro State College of Denver in 2004 with a degree in Physical education. I then went on to get my master’s degree in Sports pedagogy from University of Northern Colorado.
I love lots of things, from fishing and hunting to knitting and playing video games. I have a custom knife making business that I created several years ago that runs out of my house as well. I love golfing and playing volleyball as well as watching baseball and football as well.
More importantly, I enjoy spending time with my Family. I have a wonderful wife of 15 years, Kim Hunt, and two awesome kids, Emily and Evan. My kids are active in different sports and events through our church, and we spend a lot of time watching them perform and practice.
Ryan is an enthusiastic science educator, whose interests run from chocolate making to rock climbing and stilt walking. He has lived in Chile, Spain and western China, before settling just down the street in Aurora. Ryan is incredibly excited to bring his experiences and interests into the classroom at William Smith.
Graduate of Shepherd University ('14) with a degree in Secondary Education ( Social Studies). After college, I spent two years working for a Christian charity for at-risk youth and played basketball for the Tees Valley Mohawks of the English Basketball League. I moved to Colorado shortly after getting engaged to my lovely wife. As a native West Virginian, I love anything in the outdoors, fishing, hiking, and camping. Outside of teaching at William Smith, I serve as JV/Asst Varsity coach for our boy's basketball team.
I went to Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, CO, graduated in 2002. Attended Windward Community College in Kaneohe, HI. Where I took mostly psychology, religion, sociology, photography and ceramics classes. Later on, I went to Metropolitan State University where I graduated in Art Education with a ceramic emphasis in 2010. I was vice president of clay club for 4 years and received a 4.0 the last two of my 7 years. 🙂 I love hiking with my dogs, running, swimming and yoga, cooking vegan/vegetarian food, crafting, and teaching art. Love watching movies, listening to music, reading historical fiction and taking naps. I grew up in Castle Rock, CO on a mini farm raising pigs and chickens. I am 4th generation Coloradan and very proud of it! I was married in June in Ireland and now am part of my husband's large friend and family unit.