Holly Warren
Head of School
BA Education, University of Northern Colorado
MFA Marketing and Administration, Northern Colorado
Colorado Teaching License
Colorado Principal License

I first came to Rivendell in 2001 as a part-time PE teacher while pursuing my Master's Degree in Administration and Leadership. I became a full-time teacher in 2003 and taught at the school for 13 years before accepting the position of Head of School in 2016.

Education is my passion. My hope is that every student, teacher, and parent that walks through the doors of Rivendell feels a sense of belonging. Teachers help set the path for students to learn, grow, and take risks. I believe students challenge teachers to be the best educators they can be and do their best in the classroom every day. At Rivendell, I believe everyone is on the path of life-long learning, and learning from each other is the best resource. School was not always easy for me as a child, but I learned how to be a learner. I learned how to persevere through challenges, and I realized that learning can be fun even when it is difficult! This is the confidence that I want all Rivendell students to walk away with; the belief and affirmation that they can persevere and be successful. Everyone can learn, but everyone learns differently.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love to read, hike, and shoot hoops with my son. My son and two bonus daughters all attended Rivendell School. I feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to be a part of their educational journey.