Jarhae Zessin

Early Childhood Instructor

Jarhae was born in Denver, CO and grew up in Trinidad, CO. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Child development. During her time at CU she worked with the Community Engagement Design and Research Center alongside Children, Youth and Environments to rebuild playgrounds with the input of the children who use them. This was when she found her love of working in outdoor spaces and teaching children. After graduating she moved to Crested Butte, CO and was the Assistant Supervisor of Childcare for CBMR. From there she has lived throughout the state working with children in various outlets. Jarhae moved to the Vail Valley in 2014 and continued working with kids. In her current position as Early Childhood Instructor, Jarhae is bringing science lessons to local preschool programs and developing community family programming.

In her free time, you can find Jarhae traveling, hiking, trail running, snowboarding or on her yoga mat. She also teaches mindfulness and yoga classes to children. She loves to sprinkle these tools into her science lessons as she believes it is all interconnected.