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Autumn Rivera

Colorado 2022 Teacher of the Year

Autumn Rivera is currently a sixth-grade science teacher at Glenwood Springs Middle School in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and also an adjunct professor at Colorado Mountain College in the Education Department. During her more than seventeen years as an educator, she has worked with students from elementary to postgraduate levels. Rivera holds both a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and a Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Science from Colorado College; and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She is a member of the Colorado Science Conference Planning Committee and the Steering Committee with the Colorado Science Education Network. Rivera is the President Elect for the Colorado Association of Science Teachers and volunteers with the American Association of Chemistry Teachers. She has presented a variety of professional development courses including at the Roaring Fork EdTech Summit and the Colorado Science Conference. Ms. Rivera is the middle school science lead for her school district. She was named the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the year and a Finalist for National Teacher of the Year.

In addition to her work in the field of science, Rivera holds other leadership roles. She serves on the Roaring Fork School District Interest Based Bargaining Committee. She is Building Advisor for the district’s Mentor and Advisor Program. She is the Design Facilitator who plans, organizes and runs schoolwide events such as student`led conferences and Better World Day. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, volunteering, and spending quality time with people she loves.

Chasin' Chacos with Autumn Rivera - PC098

This week, the guys are joined by the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year, Autumn Rivera. Will Donnie lose his claim to fame as the biggest Chaco fan on the show? Tune in to find out!