Hello! My name is Kara Young and I am thrilled to be the Elementary Library/Media Specialist here at Ridgway Elementary! I grew up in Telluride, and always dreamed of one day becoming a teacher. Even as a young girl, I understood that I was lucky to be part of a community that treated me as family, and knew that I wanted to raise my own family in a small town so that they could experience the same.

After I graduated High School, I spend a few years in sunny, southern California before moving back to the mountains where I met my husband. We have two boys, Evan and Liam. After living and working in Norwood as the Elementary Librarian for a number of years, my family and I moved to Ridgway in 2015. I began my career in Ridgway five years ago in the Preschool, then completed my student teaching in the 3rd Grade. I feel so blessed to have landed my dream job as the Elementary Librarian and Media Specialist in this beautiful mountain town we call home.


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