Aspen High School selects assistant principal
The Aspen School District has selected Aspen High School English teacher and department chair Sarah Strassburger to take over as assistant principal starting Aug. 1.
Strassburger has taught English for 15 years, 10 of which were at Aspen High School, where she also has lead the English department as chair.
“I’m very excited to work with (Principal Tharyn Mulberry) and very excited to be in this new capacity working with the staff, students and parents,” Strassburger said Tuesday. “Tharyn and I really want to capitalize on the strengths of Aspen High School and make a great school even better.”
Aspen School District Superintendent John Maloy said he is excited to welcome Strassburger as the high school’s assistant principal.
“She brings knowledge and understanding of a high performing high school from a teacher’s perspective and the inner workings of Aspen High School to her new role,” Maloy said. “She has been involved in making operational the educator effectiveness evaluation model and has served on the high school’s teacher leadership team for the last two years.”
In Strassburger’s “About Me” page on the Aspen School District website, the teacher talks about her passion for literature and writing.
“I love to discuss what connects us all as human beings,” Strassburger said. “Literature allows us to transcend time and place, thus understanding ourselves and others better.”
Strassburger earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at Colorado College as well as a masters in Culture and Literature at the University of Denver, according to the school district website.
Maloy described Strassburger as “a very thoughtful and reflective individual” and said he believes she “will add value to the district administrative team and provide tremendous support to Principal Mulberry.”
Fully aware he was in the midst of the mountain bike race of his life, Aspen’s John Gaston said he “tried to not think too far ahead” to prevent the magnitude of the moment from getting to him. He eventually finished runner-up in the iconic race.
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