Aspen Academy's Faculty & Staff

Mary Ann Dawson

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Kindergarten Instructor, Student Leadership & Entrepreneurship Coach

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B.A., Literature, University of Michigan
M.Ed., Education, Regis University

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Mary Ann has been involved in education and self-development in various ways for the last 30 years. After earning a B.A. in Literature from the University of Michigan, she worked in the private sector in telecommunications. Later she worked in adult education in libraries, and public schools. A passion for brain-based learning led to over 400 hours of course work in Educational Kinesiology. After earning a Master’s degree in Education from Regis University she has taught both Kindergarten and 1st grade. As a founding teacher at Aspen Academy, Mary Ann has loved the creative freedom to teach to the whole child in light of the distinct learning style of each student. It is her privilege and joy to foster those effervescent moments of self-discovery and empowerment in the lives of young children. Mary Ann and her husband Steve have grown sons and one grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and hiking in the mountains.