My name is Maren Blind and I am married with two children who attend ACS. I was elected to serve on the Governing Board at ACS in 2016. I have lived in California, Italy, Arkansas and Colorado. I graduated from college with a BA in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) and then completed another year of education obtaining my CA Teaching License. I also currently hold a Master’s Degree in Education- Instruction and Curriculum as well as a Graduate Level Academic Certificate in Literacy. I have taught in California for three years, Arkansas for one year and Colorado since 2005. I have primarily taught pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten, but was also a reading specialist for three years teaching grades K-5th in Colorado. I have taught in Title I schools, a Private school, and DCS Montessori Charter school. I am currently teaching courses at Arapahoe Community College. In my personal life I enjoy running, swimming, exercising, traveling, reading, cooking, trying new things, and spending time with my family and friends.