Tiger Tracker: Karleigh Schurr
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Karleigh Schurr graduated from Summit High School in 2005, left for college and came back for the mountain lifestyle.
Schurr attended college at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she received a degree in psychology and her elementary school teaching license. Her junior year, she studied abroad in Australia and lived on the Gold Coast, visiting New Zealand on her way home. She said her trip has inspired a passion for travel.
Schurr said she and her boyfriend are going backpacking through Europe this September. At some point, she also hopes to visit Southeast Asia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and go skiing in South America. She said she would love to go back to New Zealand to ski and surf in the same day.
“I am dreaming big when it comes to travel and hope to travel as much as money and jobs allow in the next few years before I get tied down by life,” she said.
Schurr currently lives in Silverthorne and works as a teacher at Carriage House Early Learning Center in Breckenridge, which happens to be where she and her sister attended pre-school.
“The Carriage House is a great place to work,” she said.
Schurr said she loves her current job, but would someday like to try her hand as an elementary school teacher.
“I would really enjoy teaching third, fourth or fifth grade,” she said.
Eventually, she also wants to go back to school for her master’s degree.
Schurr lives with her boyfriend, Steve, and has “big plans” to get a puppy this summer. Her father, sister, brother-in-law and niece also live in the county.
Schurr said the small-town setting of Summit County allowed her to cultivate lifelong friendships.
“I am still very close with my best girlfriends from high school,” she said. “We still laugh about our times at Summit High School.”
Schurr said she loves the activities the mountain lifestyle offers. She likes to ski, hike, mountain bike, and just being outside.
“I plan on staying for a long while,” she said.
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