The Peak School Announces New Head of School

Dear Peak School Families, We are delighted to announce that Travis Aldrich has agreed to become The Peak School’s third Head of School on July 1, 2017.  An educator for more than 20 years, Travis has taught English and History; served as an admissions director, dean of students, middle school director and upper school director; coached basketball, soccer and lacrosse; led telemark trips in Colorado and cultural immersion trips to Costa Rica and Thailand; and served as travis-aldrich-new-peak-school-head-of-schoolDivision Director at three nationally-recognized wilderness/educational camps.

Travis is a terrific fit with The Peak School’s needs and mission, having experience with the unique challenges and strengths of independent schools in mountain communities. He is dynamic, a proven educator, and a skilled outdoorsman.  He was impressive and comfortable in his meetings with students, faculty, staff, parents and Board members.  His recommendations were outstanding.  Currently the upper school director at Vail Mountain School, Travis already knows Peak well and is eager to start working here.

Travis was selected, after a nationwide search, by a unanimous vote of the school’s Search Committee (led by Dana Karin) and our Board of Trustees.  We are all confident that Travis is the right person to lead the school forward, and to build on the progress that Peak has made during Steve Coleman’s term as HOS.

Steve will be returning to his East Coast home upon completion of his three-year contract.  His accomplishments have included stabilizing the school’s finances, increasing enrollment, expanding the school’s educational programs, recruiting its first international students, achieving early accreditation and adding grades 10-12 to the Upper School.  We’re very grateful to Steve and wish him and his family all the best.

Best regards,

Your Board of Trustees

John Vincze, Co-Chair                                 Dan Wolf, Co-Chair

Art Albin                                                        Dana Karin

Bart McGuire                                                Mary Anne Johnston

Carol Craig



Karen Mathis