MrS. ahrens

Conditioning & Wellness

I'm thrilled to be part of the Mountain Ridge family for a second year! This is my 21st year teaching middle school in Douglas County (26th 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 are a big part of my life. I have coached volleyball for over 26 years--from rec to club--as well as soccer and basketball. My family is a HUGE fan of 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 (21) and Breanna (19). Kayla is a senior at the Colorado School of Mines and will graduate in December with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Bre is a sophomore at The University of Colorado at Denver with a pre-med focus majoring in chemistry. We also have an adorable 10-year-old yellow lab named Q. She loves taking long walks in the Aurora Reservoir and hiking in the mountains.

My passions outside of school include hiking, camping, paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, and snowshoeing--basically anything outdoors.

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