School Office Phone: 970.384.5200

6th, 7th, & 8th

Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade


Shaina Maytum

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Shaina is excited to join the Two Rivers team after four years of teaching high school English. She is originally from Boulder, and holds Bachelor’s degrees fromFort Lewis College in English and Adventure Education, and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from CU-Boulder.  Before pursuing a formal teaching career, Shaina worked as a full-time outdoor educator, and is looking forward to incorporating her love of experiential education into her work at Two Rivers.  Shaina and her partner, Pryce, love backcountry skiing, hammocks, and boogying to live music whenever they can!

Terran Carver

Terran Carver can’t wait to join Two Rivers Community School and share her love of English/Social Studies and the outdoors with her students! Terran is a OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWestern Slope native and is proud to call it home. Terran attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where she received a B.A. in French and English, after which she moved to Denver to work for EF Educational Tours. Here, she was able to help provide thousands of students with the opportunity to travel abroad. She then moved to Fort Collins where she received her M.A. in Ecocritical Literature from Colorado State University. The summer after graduating from CSU, Terran then went on to teach English at Jiaotong University in Xi’an China. Missing the quiet and simple life of her youth, she decided to move to Carbondale to work as Teacher’s Assistant at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork, where she helped teach first and second grade. This experience made her realize how much she loved being a teacher and getting to be around kids every day, so she decided to pursue a teaching certificate through Western State Colorado University, completing her student teaching at Roaring Fork High School. Terran is an avid traveler and believes in the deep transformative nature of going to new places, meeting new people, and having new experiences. She has a deep love of both the desert and the mountains; when she isn’t teaching you can find her reading, doing yoga, hiking, watching live music, baking, traveling, or floating the river on a sunny day.

Kevin Shepard

Originally from New Jersey, Kevin Shepard was drawn to this valley by the endless amount of outdoor recreational activities it has to offer. Kevin moved to IMG_2594 (1)Colorado in 2010 to pursue a bachelors degree in Anthropology and Psychology at the University of Colorado-Boulder and also to ski. Kevin’s favorite moment while at CU Boulder was studying abroad in Tanzania and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Kevin’s love for travel brought him to Costa Rica after college where he received a TESOL/TEFL English teaching certificate. Kevin returned to the US to pursue a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Southern California.  He has previously taught World History in Lakewood, Co. and AP US History at Grand Valley High School. Kevin is looking forward to teaching at TRCS; he is excited to transition to teaching middle school in a place based learning school. Kevin hopes to incorporate his appreciation for the outdoors and our environment into both his literacy and social studies classroom. When Kevin is not teaching you can find him hiking with Taco (his dog), mountain biking, skiing, climbing, camping or eating tacos.

Deidre Rippy

deedeeDeidre (Deedee) Rippy recently moved to Glenwood Springs with her husband and three children, after spending most of her life in New Mexico. Coming from a family of five kids, Deidre spent much of her childhood at a chalkboard playing teacher, trying to “teach” her siblings. After discovering that mathematics came naturally to her, she became determined to teach math to those who struggled with it (particularly her mother and sisters). She felt that there must be some way to get them to understand mathematics as clearly as she did, not knowing it would become her life’s passion 10 years down the road.

Deidre received a Bachelor’s degree from New York University with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Pre-Med, with the intent of going on to medical school. But after stepping into the classroom on the first day of her “temporary” substitute teaching job, her heart reminded her of where she was meant to be. Deidre dropped her medical studies and turned to her passion of teaching. Deidre taught varying levels of math (from pre-algebra to calculus) to grades 7 – 12 for eight years in N.M., during which she completed a Masters in Education from UNM, helped begin the I.B. program at one of her schools as department head, started up and was advisor for the National Honor Society, created peer-tutoring programs, and directed after school math clubs. Deidre fully commits herself to teaching, making sure every one of her students gains confidence in the subject, and gains an appreciation for the endless applications and the beauty of mathematics that surrounds them.

Although she took a few years off from full-time teaching to be home with her babies, Deidre continued to tutor students who struggled with math in the evenings and on the weekend. Deidre loves to stay active; she grew up riding horses, loves to travel, scuba dive, snowboard, trail run, and explore the outdoors with her children.

Adam Cartwright

profileAdam Cartwright graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s of Science in neurobiology. He spent a few years at UT San Antonio’s medical school before realizing that he did not want to be a doctor. He became a teacher in 2014 through the University of Colorado Aspire program. Teaching is the perfect combination of his passion for science and his desire to be a positive impact on his community. Adam has taught 7-12 science at Weldon Valley High School for three years. At Weldon Valley, Adam fell in love with education, and works continuously to share his enthusiasm for science with all of his students. Adam coached JV basketball, ran numerous clubs and hosted a few science fairs.. He is an avid snowboarder, mountain biker and hiker, and Adam believes the Glenwood Springs area has the best scenery in all of Colorado. He currently lives with his adorable husky puppy who consistently pressures Adam into hiking around the area.

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Mailing Address:
    Post Office Box 188
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Physical Address:
    195 Center Drive  (Map to School)
    Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
Phone:  970.384.5200