Abby Basile

My name is Abby Basile, and I teach seventh and eighth grade social studies and seventh grade literature at St. Thomas More Catholic School. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I attended St. John Vianney (Brookfield) for grade school and Divine Savior Holy Angels (Milwaukee) for high school. I then attended Saint Louis University where I double-majored in history and secondary education. I moved out to Denver and taught in DPS for one year. I then taught at St. Louis in Englewood for seven years. During that time, I earned my master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Denver. I came to St. Thomas More in the fall of 2016 and have loved my time here so much!

I adore everything about the middle school at STM. The students are at such a fun age (I’m serious!) where they are starting to figure out who they are. I love their incredible, optimistic world view, and how they always strive to see the good in others and seek justice as we study the history of our world. They make me laugh, they make me think, they inspire me with their faith, and they fill me with hope for the future. I am especially passionate about studying the Holocaust with my students. It is an area I seek to further my own education in. I am a member of the Colorado Holocaust Educators, served on the committee for the state to institute House Bill 20-1336 where Holocaust and genocide studies were included in the social studies standards for the state of Colorado, and I was one of twelve teachers in the state honored to receive the Mizel Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education.

I also love all the extra-curricular activities STM has to offer and try to involve myself where I can. I co-coach the cross country team and have a great time running with our fifth through eighth grade students. I also co-direct our middle school play. I laugh so hard I cry almost every practice. In addition, I co-moderate our honors/service/leadership society, Beta. The students blow me away with their selflessness and willingness to serve others. Finally, I coordinate and chaperone our eighth-grade trip to Washington, D. C. in May. This incredible four-day adventure packs in more learning, connection, and fun than I ever thought possible. In short (or rather, in long!) I love STM!


B. A. Saint Louis University
M. A. University of Denver


Years of Teaching: 13
Years in the Archdiocese of Denver: 12
Years at St. Thomas More Catholic School: 5


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