Hi everyone, I am Nick Spanel. I was born and raised near Vail. I recieved my BA in Art from Coe College in Iowa. After graduating in 2005 I worked to establish myself as a professional ceramic artist. I created work and sold it throughout Colorado and surrounding states. I went back to school and received my teaching license from Metro State University of Denver, before starting my art teaching career in Adams 12. I also received my MA in Educational Leadership and Policy from Denver University. I am so happy to be at Meridian since 2018 and look forward to encouraging your students to become unique and creative problem solvers. When I am not teaching, I enjoying going back to the mountains, traveling, playing golf and hockey, spending time with my family and our grumble of pugs.