Helping to create a calm, centered, connected community.

Phone: (970) 205 9314 (Google Voice to cell) 970-925-3760; 2344


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Sociology M.S.Ed School Counseling Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Restorative Circles

Nick Stertz

Hi!! I am excited to be a part of the Aspen Middle School team.  I come from New York where I worked as an Elementary School Counselor in Queens for the New York City Department of Education.  Additionally, I am an Ocean Rescuer as well as being a member of a Volunteer Fire Department.  I am looking forward to building wonderful relationships with all of the students, parents, staff, and community members.  I like to make myself as available and approachable as possible; please do not hesitate to come to speak with me, say hi in the halls, on the street, or on the mountain.  I believe that effective collaboration makes an efficient and positive learning environment; I look forward to working with everyone.  I enjoy working with each student holistically; building social-emotional health and well-being; establishing work ethic and habits that can be effective for each person.  We will be working together towards character development; team building; social skills work, including conflict resolution, crisis management, and developing effective communication skills.  The goal of our counseling program is to celebrate the differences that make each one of us special and unique by emphasizing the importance of empathy, respect, kindness, and communication.  It is essential that we all work together to build a warm welcoming, strong, inclusive, and accepting community. Together I believe we can continue to build a wonderful learning environment where our community can flourish and students can thrive. 

Thank you for welcoming me into this incredible school community.    

Happily serving families L through Z 

Phone: (970) 205 9154 (Google Voice to Cell) (970) 429 3619 (direct line)


Degrees and Certifications:

Diploma of Teaching (Primary) - Deakin University Australia Graduate Diploma of Education (Computers in Education) - Monash University Australia Master in Counseling - Monash University Australia Colorado Teacher Licence Colorado Special Service Provider Licence Restorative Practices PSIA Full Certification

Andrea Williamson

Skiing originally brought me to Aspen and I have lived here, on and off, ever since; happily settling back here permanently in 2012. I have lived in Australia and worked at Balcombe Grammar School, which is located in the small seaside village of Mount Martha.  I love the outdoors and have traded surfing and walks on the beach with ski days and hiking in the mountains. As well as working at AMS, I am fortunate to teach skiing part-time. I feel so grateful for the opportunities I have experienced being part of our unique Aspen community. We have two adventurous mountain girl daughters, Amy and Lucy, who currently reside in Australia and attended ASD. My proudest achievement over the 2020 summer was to backpack the 4 pass loop. This reminded me yet again as to why we live here and how great our Outdoor Education program is here at AMS, as it creates similar challenges and achievements for our students.Here in the counseling department at AMS we are trying to help create a calm, centered and connected community and I am looking forward to continuing to help in this way as I love working with the great students, parents and staff who are part of the school!

Thank you for your involvement in our AMS community!

Happily serving families A through K.