Kindergarten - Kindergarten Teacher
Carly Madsen began her teaching career at Crystal River Elementary School and has been teaching Kindergarten here for 10 years. She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley from Wisconsin. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Language Arts and minor in Early Childhood Education from Cornerstone University in 2004. In 2011 Carly completed her Master of Science in Education degree from Walden University with a focus on Elementary Reading and Literacy. Carly participated in Track and Field during middle school, high school, and college and now she has coached the Carbondale Middle School Track team for 6 years. Carly has always enjoyed working with young children. The enthusiasm and willingness they have for learning gives her the inspiration for turning her students into lifelong learners. The Kindergarten classroom is a pretty special place and Carly enjoys the smiles, laughter, and excitement that each day brings.
Carly lives in Glenwood Springs with her husband whom she met here at CRES. She feels blessed to live and work in such a beautiful town. She enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, skiing, traveling, and gardening.