We're committed to developing individual passions and interests, and offer a wide variety of experiences for students both before school and after school. Our Extracurricular catalog boasts over 50 activities to choose from each semester, and there is truly something for everyone!

John Woodward

Director of Programs

John Woodard has landed in Colorado after profound experiences teaching and learning around the world. Home for John and his family has moved from Massachusetts, Maine and Maryland to Brazil, Qatar, Thailand and most recently, Malaysia. John received his Masters in Education from Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) and his BA from College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME).

From teaching in unique spots around the world, to leading and sparking change in schools and organizations to parenting, John’s experiences bloom with our movement towards DEI and an innovative approach to hands-on and contextual education, just two of the characteristics that make Aspen Academy such a special place. John is thrilled to be in a place whose values are deeply rooted and meaningful where each individual’s strengths, passions and talents are discovered, nurtured, curated and celebrated.

When not in school, John spends time with his lovely wife, Caroline, and two terrific teenagers, one off to college this year. As much time outdoors, playing with dogs, enjoying delicious food, and spending time with family and friends top the list of other things to do!