BOE Broadcast

  • Meet the newest BOE member, Dr. Susan Zimet

    Two things happened in quick succession that changed the course of Dr. Susan Zimet’s life: she finished her medical residency in New York City and she and her husband happened to visit a friend in Aspen. Twenty-six years later and Zimet has two sons, both out of university now, and a thriving medical practice in Aspen.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Sheila Kennedy Wills

    On Sheila Kennedy Wills’s 35th birthday she woke up and realized that working and living in California wasn’t the life she had envisioned. The Tennessee native decided to take some time off, think about her future, and enjoy a few months of skiing. It’s a familiar story in Aspen, come for the winter but stay for the summer. Sheila realized that she had never been happier than when she was in Aspen, so she stayed.

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  • Answers to community questions

    Over the last few weeks we've heard several questions raised by members of the community concerning important District issues. These issues are complex, and we as a Board work very hard to address them in an encompassing and comprehensive way. We welcome conversation about these and any other issues that impact our children's education.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Dwayne Romero

    Originally from southeast Texas, Dwayne Romero was tapped by West Point as a great baseball player who was also Army officer material. After serving in the military for 7 years, Dwayne moved to Cambridge where he earned his MBA from Harvard. He has spent the last 20 years living in the Aspen area where he has been in property management and development.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Sandra Peirce

    As a new transplant from Toronto to Aspen, Sandra Peirce felt the best way to begin to understand her new community was to serve it. Making Aspen home began with volunteering as part of the World Cup Organizing Committee, organizing its press room, and then moved on to co-chairing the Komen “Race for the Cure”.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Susan Marolt

    When Susan Marolt moved to Colorado from Midland, Texas, it took her awhile to adjust to the winters. For the first few years they felt endless. The constant shoveling driveways, and scraping snow off cars got pretty old. But she soon fell in love with Aspen and has made it her home, with her husband, Roger, since 1991.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Margeaux Johansson

    Living in London, England with her family, Margeaux Johansson assumed she would enter a diplomatic career; instead she fell into a job as a production assistant with a company that made music videos. She had a knack for production and by the time she was in her late twenties she owned her own production company. One of her most memorable clients was a hot rock band from Japan who came to New York City to record their videos in relative obscurity. It was in New York City where Margeaux met a ski-loving Swedish banker and her determination to not get married wavered.

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  • Board of Education’s progress on goals & priorities

    Although there is more work to do, the Board of Education is making great strides in addressing its primary goals and priorities. The following are some examples of how the Board has made progress toward accomplishing its stated goals and priorities.

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  • BOE learns about AHS students' civil rights experience

    Beyond the data, the policy reviews, and the general oversight of the district, the Aspen Board of Education loves to hear about the unique experiences the students have access to. Recently, the BOE was able to learn details from the Civil Rights Experiential Education trip to the Mississippi Delta region.

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  • BOE president engages preschoolers in Read With Me Day

    Board of Education president Sandra Peirce was one of 50 county volunteers who participated in Read With Me Day, organized by Kids First, an early childhood resource center. Peirce read the Book, Worms for Lunch written by Leonid Gore to a handful of preschoolers at The Cottage. She engaged the youngster with questions like, “Put your hand up if you like spaghetti.” The immediate response was, “with meatballs!”

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  • AHS ‘quiet kid’ blossoms as Board Liaison

    Kat Kowar describes herself as someone who prefers to listen, rather than talk. A self-proclaimed “quiet kid.” Yet sophomore year her Leadership teacher, Tameira Wilson saw something in her and suggested that she pursue the student liaison position with Board of Education.

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  • Office hours gives staff and Board a time to connect

    As Board of Education members an important part of our job, and a part we take very seriously, is listening to the staff and faculty of the District. We always encourage those who wish to talk to contact us individually, but we also schedule BOE office hours so that District employees can pre-plan and know where and when to find us.

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  • Aspen High School Robo Yetis FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team Update

    We had the pleasure of visiting with a very interested and interesting group of AHS students Monday. The Aspen High School Robo Yetis FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team and their mentor Caroline Hanson, stopped by to give us an update on their recent success. They are headed to Tacoma, WA this Thursday to participate in the Super Regional Tournament after taking 2nd place in the Inspire Award (scoring high in every category) at the Colorado state competition; along with several other awards.

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  • Aspen High School Earth Group

    On October 25th, members of the BOE attended the CORE Annual Grant Reception at the Pitkin County Library. The Aspen High School Earth Group, under the guidance of Travis Moore, was recognized as recipient of a $3,800 grant to enable the installation of two water refill stations within the high school.

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  • Citizenship & Life Skills

    The Aspen School District and Board of Education believe that a strong foundation in mathematics, reading and writing are important skills for our students, and the Board monitors student achievement in these areas annually. We also believe that there are other, equally important areas that contribute to educating our students to become responsible, caring global citizens. These attributes are reflected in our Life Skills and Citizen policies (R-3, R-4), and are areas of achievement that the Board monitors annually as well.

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