Science & Math Teacher
Dylan Thombs was raised in Monmouth, a small rural town in central Maine. As a student, he loved the sciences and had fantastic science teachers that cultivated his interest in pursuing science and education. Dylan attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he earned a degree in environmental science with a concentration in ecology and a minor in teacher education. After teaching in Maine for three years, Dylan followed his heart and moved to Colorado to be with his partner and explore another state. In Colorado Dylan taught middle school science, coached, and began the crazy journey of earning his master's degree at the University of Denver in educational leadership and policy studies with a focus on culturally responsive teaching and leadership practices. When Dylan is not teaching or studying educational policy, you can find him hiking in the woods with his new bird dog puppy Crosby (named after Maine’s first registered Maine guide Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby). Fly fishing for anything that wants to bite a fly that day. Hunting ruffed grouse and woodcock (hopefully with Crosby a couple of times this fall). Learning how to tie flies, sometimes successfully and sometimes not. Or, simply relaxing and reading some of his favorite authors: Wendell Berry, Aldo Leopold, and Colin Woodard.