(Jenna Payne, Kate Mutchler, Howard Kuhn, Amy Kaufmann, Mary Bright, Stewart Nixon)
Welcome to 7th grade at Basalt Middle School! Our 7th grade teachers pride themselves on providing a rigorous academic experience for our students in the core subjects of math, literacy, science, and social studies. Over the past several years, our 7th grade student growth has exceeded state averages in reading, writing, and math, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model. This is a direct result of the high expectations our teachers have for our students. Additionally, our 7th grade team leads student teambuild excursions with a multi-day outdoor education experience. Middle school athletics also begin in 7th grade, and well over half of our students participate in football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, and/or track.
2018 / 2019 Student Supply List
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Mary Bright began her teaching career in the Peace Corps in Kenya and East Africa in 1997 and has been teaching at BMS since 2001. She holds a BA in English and Secondary Education from College of St. Benedict / St. John’s University and a master’s degree in Reading in the Content Area from ...View Profile
Howie Kuhn first came to the Roaring Fork Valley as a young child to visit family friends in Glenwood Springs. In 2010 he came back to work as a summer naturalist at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. After living in the ghost town of Ashcroft for over four years, he attended the ...View Profile
Amy has been teaching middle school math and science for 15 years, with the first half of her career in the Vail Valley. In the RFSD, she taught 7th grade math at CMS for 7 years before coming to BMS. Amy is passionate about ensuring that all students have the math knowledge they need to reach any ...View Profile
Jenna Payne has taught Language Arts and Science in Lombard, IL for the past eight years. She completed her undergraduate schooling at Northern Illinois University and completed her Master’s in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University Chicago. Jenna enjoys making learning fun and ...View Profile
Stewart Nixon is a native of Birmingham, Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University in Detroit in elementary education with a specialization in math and science. He moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2008 with his wife Stephanie and served a paraprofessional ...View Profile