We are thrilled to announce that Susan Calkin has joined Highlands Micro School as our lead teacher!  Susan is a highly accomplished teacher, artist, athlete, musician and outdoorswoman with an unparalleled passion for whole child education. 

Susan is a 4th generation teacher and the daughter of an education psychologist and music composer.  Her breadth of professional experience, passion for 21st century education, and tireless problem-solving attitude make her the ideal teacher to bring Highlands Micro School to life.

Susan’s accomplishments include numerous honors and awards during her graduate studies and teaching career, cycling for national teams, and awards for her sculptures and paintings.  She has developed art, music and general education programs for schools and museums from New York to Denver.


Anne Wintemute is the Founder and Director of Highlands Micro School.  Anne believes that a great education demands small class sizes, individualized support and expert teachers.  By combining her passion for research-supported, evidence-based practices and her background in business development, Anne has created an outstanding school choice in Northwest Denver. 


Hannah is our Life Skills Block teacher and she completes our staff!  In addition to leading her group of students through the development of skills like conflict resolution, financial literacy, and personal agency (with a lot of play!) Hannah enjoys baking and her season tickets to the Broncos games.  Hannah is a native Coloradan and we are so happy she is here with us!