Academic & Career Advisor
Maren Blind has worked in education since 2001 serving students across every grade level. In leadership, administration, and teaching, her work for almost twenty years has covered a wide range of education responsibilities all focused on achieving goals which are consistent with the mission of Colorado Early Colleges. Since 2016 Maren has been teaching for Arapahoe Community College and will continue to teach 1-2 courses for the college.
Maren joined the CECCR Academic Advising team in 2021. Transitioning into academic advising combines Maren’s passion for education, and meaningful relationships with students and families to navigate the exciting journey developing individual student’s academic and professional paths.
Throughout her career, Maren has worked in public, private and charter school environments and she has extensive experience and training in serving first generation, and diverse student populations. As a goal-oriented teacher and dedicated academic advisor, she takes pride in her teaching, effective communication, and problem-solving to promote individual student success.
Maren holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies (Education) and an M.A. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction in addition to a Graduate Certificate in Literacy. Her own philosophy of education embraces the idea of adults modeling the merits of constant and continual learning, a commitment she loves to practice and promote by striving to learn more, both personally and professionally.
Since 2007, Maren has lived in Castle Rock and is active in the community serving on a Charter School Governing Board and attending district meetings. In her free time, Maren enjoys being physically active, from running to rock climbing, traveling around the world experiencing different cultures, reading great books, cooking and spending time with her son and daughter.