1st Grade

Meredith Burger


I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and earned my BA in Geoscience and Environmental Science from Denison University. I moved to Boulder in 2013, and when I started volunteering with an after school environmental education program, I realized that teaching was my passion!

I earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver. During my program, I was lucky enough to complete my full year of student teaching at Carson in 1st grade. I am so happy to be a part of the incredible Carson community!

When I’m not in the classroom, I love traveling, reading, and hiking with my dog Oscar.

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Paige Marasco


I grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado, and received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado. I knew teaching was my passion early on when I started tutoring at an after-school program my freshman year of high school. This is my 5th year teaching 1st grade at Carson, and I feel so lucky to be apart of such an amazing community.

When I am not in the classroom, you can find me traveling, hiking, running, skiing, biking, and spending time with friends and family.

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Suzanne Walker


I left Pittsburgh, PA, to attend CU Boulder in 1992, and stayed! I became a Nutrition Therapist early on, and then worked in business operations and management. I made the switch to teaching in 2016, attended the Stanley British Preparation Program, and shortly thereafter, earned a Masters in Education with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse endorsement from Adams State University. I have taught K-2nd grades, and this is my second year at Carson teaching 1st Grade, my absolute happy place!

I’m proud to spend my days with my family- husband Trey, daughter Lucy (13), and son Quade (10), and two lovable dogs (and a bearded dragon). We do all the Colorado things to enjoy this magical state that we call home!