My name is Teresa Simmons and I am the BASE Director. I am native to Colorado and grew up in Thornton. I went to Coronado Hills Elementary, Westlake Middle School and Horizon High School. At the age of 17 I started in the BASE Program. One of my first jobs! I loved it so much. After High School I went to Cosmetology School and became a Hair Stylist for a few years in Boulder. Due to health issues I was no longer able to do hair on a full time basis and decided I needed to go back to working in the schools. In 2001 I became a Leader for the BASE Programs.
In 2003 I became the Director of Westview Elementary. In 2006 I had the privilege of moving to Silver Creek and starting up the BASE Program here. I loved the area so much and the school so I moved my family into the neighborhood. My three children currently all go to Horizon High School. My husband also works in the school district.
I love my job as a BASE Director. I get to see the kids grow from kindergarten to fifth grade. And let me tell you how hard it is every year to say good bye to those fifth graders. I have cried and laughed and played games, helped with homework etc….. My job is so rewarding. If you can make a difference in one child’s life it is so worth it. In my spare time I go for walks with my two dogs, hiking and watching my 3 girls play sports.