Aspen Principal Michele Altherr Is ‘Stuck On Reading’ – To The Wall


PTO volunteer Amanda Poling helps students to decide where to place their duct tape Friday afternoon at Aspen Elementary School as Principal Michele Altherr, a really good sport, looks on. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

IMG_8173Karen Fortson and helpers prepare strips of duct tape Friday afternoon for Aspen Elementary School students to attach to Principal Michele Altherr. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Aspen Elementary School students wait to return to their classrooms Friday afternoon after helping to duct tape Principal Michele Altherr to the wall in the foyer as part of the ‘Stuck On Reading’ fundraiser for the PTO. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Aspen Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Week all week long and wrapped the week up with a PTO fundraising event Friday, Mar.. 6 that involved duct taping Principal Michele Altherr to a wall following the theme ‘Stuck On Reading’. For a donation of $1, students were given a piece of duct tape and got to place it themselves. Duct tape was donated by Metzgers, Los Alamos Home Improvement Ace Hardware, Auto Zone, Smith’s Marketplace and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Here, a student picks a spot to place his piece of tape.  Photo by Maire O’Neill/