Emily Higgins
Educational Support
BS Physical Geography, University of Colorado
MA Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado

I started my career at Rivendell as the science teacher. I had been searching for a school that embraced my educational philosophy of respecting individuals and embracing differences. While I really loved teaching science and spending time with all of Rivendell’s students, I missed being a classroom teacher and forming those close relationships with my students. When an opening in preschool came available, I jumped at the opportunity. I have since moved to an Educational Support role where I can help the whole school.

Prior to coming to Rivendell, I worked in a variety of elementary education settings. I was a classroom teacher, worked at before and after care facilities, and taught science as an extracurricular activity.

I began my teaching career after working as a cartographer after graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in Physical Geography. I found that working a desk job was not for me and went back and got a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

When I am away from the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my two boys and my husband. We love the outdoors and all the activities Colorado has to offer.