Denali Barron

Senior Educator, Aspen Elementary School

Denali has been teaching with ACES for almost 10 years. This year she is working part-time, mostly as a mentor teacher in the ACES classroom at Aspen Elementary School. The rest of her days (and nights) are filled up with parenting an almost-two-year-old! Denali grew up in Boulder, Colorado with four siblings who are also named after mountains. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Princeton University. After graduation Denali moved to northern Thailand, where she worked for three years at an experiential education and team building company. Denali returned to Colorado in 2012 to work as an ACES Naturalist. She joined the education team the following year and has been teaching for ACES ever since, though she took a sabbatical during the 2016-17 school year to hike the Continental Divide Trail.