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About Us

MEET THE BCD FACULTY & STAFF

The heart and soul of Boulder Country Day School are the faculty and staff. The faculty applies their 295 years of collective experience in education, love of learning, and joy for working with school-age children to successfully teach and inspire BCD students daily. The staff brings their rich backgrounds in education, experience beyond education, creativity, and professionalism to work with the best interests of BCD students in mind. Everyone works hard and, as you’ll find exploring the bios below, plays hard, too! This is evident alone in the fact that 70% of the faculty and staff have advanced degrees. Their energy and enthusiasm is infectious; it permeates the school community. You see it in every classroom lesson, every conversation between a teacher and parent in the halls, and in every accomplishment (and grin) of the confident BCD student. See for yourself below how incredible the faculty and staff are.

 

 

Middle School Faculty and Staff

  • Karen Blake
  • Karen Blake

    Middle School History, English, and Language

    Year Started at BCD - 2008

     

    Ohio University
    B.S. Journalism
    Roosevelt University
    M.A. Education with an endorsement in history

     

    Prior to teaching at BCD, I taught for five years in Chicago at a high school and middle school. I have also taught in Colorado at the college level and middle school level. I enjoy reading, travel and baking, as well as spending time with my daughter, Madeline, and son, Henry. I moved to Colorado from Chicago in 2004 and love to hike and ski.                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                         
  • Christopher Roberts
  • Christopher Roberts

    Middle School English Teacher

    Year Started at BCD - 2013

     

    University of Colorado
    B. A. in English with a Teaching Degree
    University of Colorado
    M.A. Education

     

    Over the past eight years I have been teaching Language Arts and Literature (English) to sixth and eighth graders at Sacred Heart of Jesus Middle school in Boulder; prior to that, I worked for the Colorado Outward Bound School. I am an avid outdoors person; specifically I enjoy rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, and disc golf.

  • Adam Evjen
  • Adam Evjen

    Middle School History Teacher
    Athletics Coach

    Year Started at BCD - 1998

     

    University of Colorado at Boulder
    B.A. International Affairs

     

    My passion in life is traveling. I have explored the antiquities of Europe and Northern Africa. My goal is to get to Asia and Australia some day. Greece is my home-away-from-home. I enjoy long hot summers on its beautiful beaches... and let’s not forget about the food!

  • Jeff Gomez
  • Jeff Gomez

    Middle School Spanish Teacher

    Year Started at BCD - 2000

     

    Denison University
    B.S. Spanish

     

    Prior to teaching at BCD, I taught high school Spanish and coached soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse in New Jersey. I love to travel and to experience different cultures. When in Colorado, I love to spend time with my dogs. I like to ski and snowmobile in the winter, and to camp in the summer.

  • Tricia Hawkins
  • Tricia Hawkins

    Eighth Grade Dean

    Middle School Math Teacher

    Year Started at BCD - 2011

     

    Utica College of Syracuse University
    B.A. Mathematics
    Utica College
    M.S. ED - Leadership and Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms

     

    Prior to teaching at BCD , I taught secondary and college level mathematics for eight years. While teaching high school, I taught many different levels of mathematics. This included courses that ranged from Pre-Algebra through Advanced Placement Calculus. At the collegiate level, I taught Algebra I and Algebra II/Trigonometry. In my free time I enjoy being outside and taking advantage of the beautiful scenery Colorado has to offer. I love to hike, run, mountain bike, and snowboard. I also love spending time with my family and dog and traveling to new places.

  • Karen Morton<
  • Karen Morton

    Seventh Grade Dean

    Middle School Science Teacher

    Year Started at BCD - 2012

     

    College of William & Mary
    B.S. Biology
    University of California, Berkely
    Teaching Credential
    Touro University
    M.Ed. in Innovative Learning

     

    Prior to teaching at BCD , I taught in public and private, urban and suburban middle schools for 16 years in California. I have taught almost every subject but my specialty is science where I have held several leadership roles.When not in the classroom, I spend as much time as possible exploring the outdoors. I love animals, nature, gardening, watching my sons play ice hockey, and my daughter ride horses.

  • Carl Hager<
  • Carl Hager

    Middle School Math and Science Teacher

    Year Started at BCD - 2014

     

    Naval Academy, B.Sc.
    Physical Science
    Naval Postgraduate School
    M.Sc. in Oceanography
    Ph.D. Oceanography

     

    Carl brings twenty-eight years of practical science /math research and teaching experience into the BCD classroom. He is a consummate “one-on-one methodology” teacher who strives to connect, inspire, and challenge ALL learning types to succeed. Before moving to Boulder, Carl was a Professor of Oceanography at the US Naval Academy from 2006 – 2014, where he taught several undergraduate earth science and character development courses. He has a passion for the aquatic sciences and is a current consultant within the Arctic and marine mammal research communities. When not working, Carl spends time with his wife. He is an avid runner, hiker, biker, fisherman, skier, and most importantly father.

  • Doyle Kersey
  • Doyle Kersey

    Sixth Grade Dean

    Fourth – Eighth Grade Latin

    Year Started at BCD - 1982

     

    Florida State University
    B.A. Classics and Education

     

    When I am not playing with my dog or taking care of the house, I am an avid bowler. I also like to sail on Lake Pueblo whenever I have the chance to do so. I like to travel and keep current on the latest movies.

  • Gwynn Reback
  • Gwynn Reback

    French Teacher

    Year Started at BCD - 1995

     

    Smith College
    B.A. French Language and Literature
    B.A. Comparative Literature
    Université de Paris IV, La Sorbonne
    University of Colorado at Denver
    M.A. Educational Psychology

     

    Prior to teaching at BCD, I worked in the publishing world and coached swimming for the US Swimming Association.

    I spend most of my free time playing with my two children and my husband. I enjoy being active outdoors, whether hiking, swimming, or snowshoeing. When I’m ready to come inside, I like to read, write, or listen to music.

  • Jessica Bommarito
  • Jessica Bommarito

    Middle School English Teacher

    Year Started at BCD - 2013

     

    Oakland University Honor College
    B.S. Elementary Education
    University of Michigan Global Program
    M.A. Education Technology

     

    Prior to my move to Colorado and Boulder Country Day, I taught upper elementary grades and Language Arts at an International Baccalaureate World School in Troy, Michigan - my hometown and wonderful community - for five years. During this time, I also enjoyed teaching Spanish, creating the literacy curriculum for a gifted program, and spending summers traveling to facilitate leadership and science extension programs. I am passionate about inviting students to extend learning beyond the classroom. Now, my adventures are taking me westward to Boulder! I'm certain Colorado will be a fabulous place to continue to learn to grow as an educator, runner, rock climber, and foodie.