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Faculty and Staff

Vail Mountain School faculty are focused on one thing: your child.

Caring beyond the classroom results in long term, meaningful relationships between faculty and students. Our program is rapport-driven, yielding a greater understanding of individual students and an enhanced ability to differentiate content and motivate students.

Faculty and Staff

Mr.Hustad had the greatest impact on me. From teaching me how to make learning fun, to having a class be my safe space where I could laugh, learn, and bond with my classmates and teacher. He was a teacher that has always been there for me and has always pushed me to be my best self. Alumnus ‘21

In third grade, Ms. Douthitt really instilled a love for math. She taught me the importance of perseverance and finding excitement in every class. Alumnus '21

Mr. Sweeney had the greatest impact to the growth of my personal leadership skills. He is selfless and he seems to genuinely enjoy his work. He has mentored me all through high school in the many leadership positions I have had. I'm not sure where what kind of person I would be without his guidance. Alumnus '21

 

I would like to thank Ms. Falk for everything she has done. Ms. Falk is a special person. She is accountable, organized, thorough, and curious. She re-researches her lessons every year and allows for students to pick how and when they push themselves in her class. Ms. Falk is not only a teacher that inspires me to be a better person, but she is an ally both in and out of the classroom. Ms. Falk is a trusted confidant and seems to have an infinite capacity to be compassionate, even when what we are complaining about is ridiculous. Alumnus ‘21

 

Dr. Drescher and Mrs. Blakslee have been extremely helpful. They are always positive and willing to assist you in any way they can. Even if it was just listening to me rant about my problems, they are always there. Upper School Student

Ms. Reed always pushed me to be my best - trying harder than I sometimes wanted to in my last year, but she helped me grow as a student and a person. Alumnus ‘21

Ms. Mortensen's classes have had a huge impact on my learning and love for English. I was able to challenge myself and improve my writing, while also getting to be creative. Alumnus ‘21

Taking AP Biology with Mr. Sappenfield deepened my interest in the molecular and biological processes in the human body. The class solidified my decision to further study science in college. Mr. Sapp's mentorship during class and on my Steadman research helped form the student and future scientist that I am today! Alumnus ‘21

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Trevor Adams

Trevor Adams

Mr.
Victoria Adams

Victoria Adams

Ms.
Adrienne Arnason

Adrienne Arnason

Ski Program Coordinator
Nina Bandoni

Nina Bandoni

Ms.
Andrew Behrendt

Andrew Behrendt

Mr.
Beignet

Beignet

Facility Dog Extraordinaire!
Tony Bender

Tony Bender

Mr.
Marie Bernardo

Marie Bernardo

Ms.
Jen Bill

Jen Bill

Ms.
Kate Blakslee

Kate Blakslee

Mrs.
Carson Blumenreich

Carson Blumenreich

Mrs.
Tanya Boderck

Tanya Boderck

Mrs.
Phoebe Brookes

Phoebe Brookes

Art Teacher
Collins Canada Kelly

Collins Canada Kelly

Ms.
Kirstie Cantwell

Kirstie Cantwell

Ms.
Salvador Castro

Salvador Castro

US Math Teacher
Dean Chambers

Dean Chambers

Mr.
Brian Counselman

Brian Counselman

Mr.
Kim Davies

Kim Davies

Ms.
Colleen Davis

Colleen Davis

Ms.
Kristin Douthitt

Kristin Douthitt

Mrs.
Kate Drescher

Kate Drescher

Dr.
Bobby Ecker

Bobby Ecker

Mr.
Shawn Ellenbaum

Shawn Ellenbaum

Mr.
Kelly Enright

Kelly Enright

Mrs.
Corky Evans

Corky Evans

Grade 2 & 3 Reading
Brett Falk

Brett Falk

Mr.
Noel Falk

Noel Falk

Mrs.
Marisa Ferrara

Marisa Ferrara

Ms.
Caleb Florence

Caleb Florence

Mr.
Steve Gordon

Steve Gordon

Mr.
Emily Heidelberger

Emily Heidelberger

LS Music Teacher
Kathleen Hogan

Kathleen Hogan

Ms.
Becca Hooper

Becca Hooper

Mrs.
Christi Howell

Christi Howell

Mrs.
Andrew Hustad

Andrew Hustad

Dr.
Mike Imperi

Mike Imperi

Mr.
Le Kang

Le Kang

Mrs.
Kristen Kenly

Kristen Kenly

Ms.
Andrew Lambert

Andrew Lambert

Mr.
KC Lasher

KC Lasher

Mr.
Ariel Levine

Ariel Levine

Ms.
Steph Lewis

Steph Lewis

Ms.
Madeline Lindley

Madeline Lindley

Ms.
Sallie Lodewyck

Sallie Lodewyck

Mrs.
Andres Lynch

Andres Lynch

Mr.
Elsie Macsata

Elsie Macsata

Ms.
Jeanne Macsata

Jeanne Macsata

Mrs.
Maria Morales

Maria Morales

Student Support Services Fellow
Laurie Mortensen

Laurie Mortensen

Mrs.
Erica Pass

Erica Pass

Mrs.
Maggie Pavlik

Maggie Pavlik

Ms.
Neha Peterson

Neha Peterson

Grade 2 & 3 Writing
Shannon Peterson

Shannon Peterson

Ms.
Quinn Pinaire

Quinn Pinaire

MS Math Teacher
Lauren Powell

Lauren Powell

Ms.
Jake Rainey

Jake Rainey

LA&B Director
Lizzy Reed

Lizzy Reed

Ms.
Kara Robinson

Kara Robinson

Mrs.
Sam Rosenkrantz

Sam Rosenkrantz

Mr.
Mike Santambrogio

Mike Santambrogio

School Counselor
Ross Sappenfield

Ross Sappenfield

Mr.
Britta Scherpf

Britta Scherpf

Grade 2 &3 Science/Social Studies
Liz Sein Bender

Liz Sein Bender

Choreographer
Johan Semaan

Johan Semaan

US History Teacher
Sarah Sibila

Sarah Sibila

Ms.
Liana Sideli

Liana Sideli

Ms.
Tim Sinnott

Tim Sinnott

Mr.
Andy Sotter

Andy Sotter

MS Social Studies
Gabrielle Starr

Gabrielle Starr

Ms.
Laurie Stavisky

Laurie Stavisky

Ms.
Brian Sweeney

Brian Sweeney

Mr.
Jessica Szmyd

Jessica Szmyd

Mrs.
Jeremy Thelen

Jeremy Thelen

Mr.
Danielle Towle

Danielle Towle

Mrs.
Jaime Walker

Jaime Walker

Ms.
Julia Walsh

Julia Walsh

Ms.

Vali Wilcox

Mr.
Ruth Worden

Ruth Worden

Ms.
Kelly Young

Kelly Young

Mrs.
Huining Zhang

Huining Zhang

Mandarin Teacher
Kate Zook-Gibbs

Kate Zook-Gibbs

Mrs.