Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Alia Schumacher
Alia is excited to be joining High Plains School as a fourth-grade teacher! Alia received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Elementary Education from the University of Colorado Boulder. This year marks her third year teaching fourth grade in the Thompson School District. Her teaching philosophy seeks to champion her young students as creative thinkers and problem-solvers. Her classrooms are a space of community where students learn about friendship and kindness while developing their sense of self-efficacy.
Alia loves reading, traveling, singing, dancing, and putting puzzles together. She is known for her sense of adventure and humor, as well as her countless rewatches of Harry Potter. She especially enjoys walking her two dogs, Sammie and Kylo, with her fiancé, Garrett Schumacher, who she married at the end of this July!
For Alia, the teaching profession continues to be a source of joy and fulfillment in her life, and she cannot imagine herself doing anything else. She is beyond thrilled to become a Bison and join the herd!