My name is Bridget Shahinian and I am thrilled to join Aspen Ridge as the Dean of Student Engagement this year! I grew up in Vermont, but have lived in Colorado since 1999. I earned my B.A. in English Literature at CU Boulder, my M.A. in Teaching at the University of Phoenix, a Special Education Graduate Endorsement from the University of Northern Colorado, and I am currently completing my final semester of an M.A. in Organizational Leadership and Principal Licensure at CU Denver. I love education and I am passionate about meeting students where they are at and supporting them to achieve their full potential. I have taught Pre-K through high school, but spent most of the last 10 years teaching middle school special education at Erie Middle School and Soaring Heights PK8. When I am not supporting learners or being a student myself, I enjoy reading, hiking, live music, or hanging out with my three kids.