Little Red Schoolhouse was dreamt up, designed and built in 2001 by Jessica Rutherford and Jamie Johnson. Originally consisting of only a downstairs space with a capacity of 15 kids, they taught and administrated together up until Jamie moved away and Jessica bought her out in 2004. Since then, Jessica has done the expansion to the upstairs space and most recently the new Teeny Red building which opened October of 2008.Little Red is an S-Corporation and is not non-profit.
Jessica graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1990, Georgetown University in 1994, and got her elementary teaching certificate from Western State College in Gunnison, CO. She has lived in Crested Butte since 1994 with her husband Thomas and daughter Amelia.
Little Red Schoolhouse has been and continues to be an amazingly rewarding career for Jessica, and it is definitely a dream fulfilled. Kids are her passion and a great way to spend her days!