Phone: 720-685-5537


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary K-6 certified Highly Qualified English B.A. Sociology M.A. Curriculum and Instruction

Liz Gibson Vargas

Liz Gibson Vargas: Language Arts Teacher


I am “almost” a native to CO having moved here in the second grade. My dad began a career as an outdoor writer and guide so, we packed up from Chicago. I grew up in an active “outdoorsy” family as a result. After graduating from Colorado College with a degree in Sociology, I travelled extensively and worked in careers ranging from outdoor education instructor to inner-city social worker.


After lots of moves and changes, I returned to CO to complete a master’s degree in curriculum from the University of Colorado in Denver. I taught for three years at Adam’s City Middle School before heading to 27J.   I taught sixth grade at Thimmig Elementary for five years when it was a K-8 school. I came to Stuart when it opened so proud to be a part of this great district!


I am married with two school – aged children.  I have a sixth-grader of my own!   We spend our free time enjoying CO, gardening, running around to various kids’ teams and visiting family all over the place!