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Ute Springs Experiential Learning Center hires new executive director

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EAGLE — Ute Springs Experiential Learning Center is growing both its staff and programming this year.

After co-founding the organization and developing the curriculum, chief education officer Amy Ben-Horin is moving on to become programs director for Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, a longtime Ute Springs partner.

To lead the organization’s growth, the Ute Springs Board of Directors has announced the hiring of new executive director Matt Scherr.

“The founding vision of Ute Springs was to provide every kid in Eagle County with the tools to realize their greatest potential,” Scherr said. “The curriculum and programs Amy developed are the foundation to achieve that, and I am thrilled to be a part of growing Ute Springs’ capacity to serve every kid in Eagle County.”

Program director Rachel Solomon continues to guide kids through Ute Springs experiences, and she will soon be joined by another program director the organization is currently looking to hire. That and other opportunities to work with the organization can be found on its website.

The Ute Springs Leadership Academy is expanding. Graduates now have internship opportunities through a partnership with Eagle County Schools’ CareerX program. These paid internships earn high school credit in addition to experience provided by local businesses. A few internship opportunities are still available.

In another initiative to develop community leaders, Ute Springs has partnered with Colorado Mountain College to offer its degree students real-world experience in kindergarten through 12th-grade social-emotional program delivery.

For more information, go to http://www.uselc.org or call 970-328-3005.

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