Rigor, Relevance and Relationships

A note from the Principal, Mrs. Pethtel (July/2022)

Welcome Back SSAE families!

We are so excited for the new school year to begin! Our teachers and staff have been collaborating, working hard, and having fun preparing for our students return to school this week. We have an amazing team of educators at Springs Studio, and I am honored to work alongside of them. They cannot wait to build relationships, provide support, and engage students in learning this year! I am happy to announce the new staff who are joining our team as Mr. Nathan Pearsall, Dean of Students, Ms. Eva Goodwin, 5th/6th grade teacher, and Ms. Jane Lovelidge, high school math teacher. They are a talented group, and we are thrilled they have joined Springs Studio! Please review the important information below, especially the Back to School dates, and I look forward to seeing everyone at our “Popsicles on the Patio” Celebration on August 11th from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Thank you,

Amanda Pethtel


Springs Studio for Academic Excellence

Meet our newest Staff members to SSAE

Mr. Pearsall - Dean of Students

Nathan Pearsall most recently worked as an Instructional Coach at Sierra High School in District 2. His new role as Dean of Students at SSAE will have him focus on the Middle School grades 5-8 for the 2022-2023 school year.

Nathan has worked as an educator in Colorado Springs for the past 13 years. He was a Social Studies teacher and Soccer and Track coach both in District 2 and District 49 for ten years. He has also served as a Department Chair, Student Council Advisor, mentor teacher, and Gifted and Talented Facilitator, in addition to serving on many education committees around the city and state of Colorado.

“I love learning and all of the processes involved. I will always be learning and striving to gain the most knowledge and wisdom about all aspects of education and the educational system in Colorado. I am very excited to work in my new role as Dean of Students at The Campus and look forward to continuing my professional growth and helping others work towards achieving their goals. I am humbled and honored to be a member of this team and cannot wait to engage with the entire Campus community!”

Nathan has four children with his wife, Saundra and is a lifelong Colorado resident. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in History from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. He also earned a Master of Arts in Education from Truman State and most recently graduated from the Principal licensure program at CSU Global in 2021.

Ms. Lovelidge - High School Math

Hi, I'm Jane Lovelidge. I grew up in PA, went to Penn State for Biology and Math and then worked as a Research Scientist in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and San Diego for several years before realizing I needed a more fun working environment. I started substitute teaching, got my Math credential at SDSU, moved to MD and worked 2 years in Baltimore City Schools. I moved to CO in 2020 to find more adventure with my boyfriend, Greg, and we enjoy skiing, rafting, hiking, and all the outdoor activities we can find as well as hanging out with our cats; Kitty, Nittany, and Blue Cheese. After working in D2 for 2 years, I will now be teaching Algebra and Geometry for Springs Studio and am very excited to be working with you all!

Ms. Goodwin - Middle School/Math

Hi, I’m Eva Goodwin! I am delighted to be welcomed back to Springs Studio! I will be joining the 5th and 6th grade middle school team teaching math. This will be my eighth year in education. I come from a close family, thanks to the military, and enjoy spending time with them and my friends. I love Colorado Springs and spending time outdoors, traveling and snuggling with my pets. I have a cat, Purrfessor, and a dog, Bark-Lee.
I am so excited to be a part of the Campus team this year!

Picture Day

Pictures will be taken on computer check-out day. If you are not checking out a computer, please stop by on August 1st for high school or August 2nd for middle school anytime between 8:00 am - 3:00 pm to take your picture. You may pre-order online at using code: 69597GA for Springs Studio.

August 1st - High school

August 2nd - Middle School

2022 Affidavit of Residency

The Affidavit of Residence is an annual form required by the State of Colorado. Please fill out the form, sign it, and return it to Springs Studio.

Springs Studio Calendar of Events

Be sure to check back here regularly, as we are always adding events to the calendar