Hello Ashley teachers and staff! I am Feather Rivers and will be the art teacher for Ashley next year. I am super excited, even in these uncertain times, to be joining your crew this fall. Here’s a little bit about me: I grew up in Costa Rica, Argentina, and Thailand. I came back to the United States for college and attended Virginia Tech where I studied studio art and art history. I took a trip out to Colorado one fall during college and fell in love with it! I moved here to pursue my Masters in teaching and I’ve been here ever since, 11 years. I’ve taught all grades from K-3 for the past seven years at the same school as well as the last two years in art for K-4.
Since I’ve moved to Colorado I’ve competed in 7 triathlons, including a half ironman. I am constantly outside (if possible) hiking, camping, fishing, biking. I’ve slowed down the last two years a bit to have a family. I have an almost three-year-old, Oliver, who will get to come to school with me in the fall for the ECE program! And I just had twins in January.
I have always wanted to be an art teacher and work in my community. Ashley offers both of those things as well as other great opportunities for me and my young family. I’m excited for this fresh new start and a place where I can become more established in my professional career. I look forward to meeting all of you!