Annie Carey
Annie Carey
Younger Kids
BA Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado
Colorado Teaching License

In 1986, I was Rivendell School's first student teacher! I taught as a Younger Kids teacher from 1987 to 1995, after which I moved to Telluride and became a mom. In Telluride, I was also the director of children’s programs at a well-known resort and the owner of a small business, Anne’s Alpine Sitters. When I returned to Rivendell in 2015, I felt like I was coming home.

In addition to my BA and Colorado teaching license, every year I take continuing education classes from various higher learning institutions. I love keeping current on new and innovative ways to teach.

Rivendell is a special school that guides children to discover their strengths and embrace who they are. I believe each child is a unique little spark that perceives and learns about the world in their own way. It is my job as a teacher to ignite their natural curiosity and help them develop a love of learning. In doing so, I continually reignite my own spark!

Outside of school, I am often found in, on or near water. I love kayaking and being near mountain lakes and rivers. I also love walking and playing with my two terrier mix dogs, Finnegan and Pippin. Every summer, I do a big project in my house or yard or create something new. I love being with my grown child, MQ, when they come to visit. I enjoy spending time with family and friends.