MrS. ahrens


Physical Education & Health

7th/8th GRADE

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I'm thrilled to be part of the Mountain Ridge family!  This is my 24th year teaching middle school in Douglas County (29th year overall).  I earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in Teaching from Aurora University in Illinois.

Physical Fitness and sports have always been an integral part of my life.  I have coached for over 28 years and counting (volleyball, soccer, and basketball).  My family and I are HUGE fans of English Premier League Football with an inter-family rivalry as to the BEST team--Manchester City or Liverpool.

Family is core to who I am.  My husband, Nick, teaches 8th-grade math at Cimarron MS. We have two amazing daughters: Kayla (24) and Breanna (22).  Kayla has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.  She works as a Scientist/Engineer for a Life Sciences Company outside of Boston.  Bre recently graduated from The University of Colorado at Denver with a double major--chemistry and biochemistry.  This Fall semester she begins her graduate work in Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  We also have an adorable 1 1/2 year-old fox red lab named Echo.  She is still a crazy puppy who loves water, taking walks in the Aurora Reservoir, and hiking in the mountains.

My passions outside of school include hiking, camping, paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, traveling, walking my dog, snowshoeing--basically anything outdoors.

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever."   Mahatma Gandhi