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Heritage Park Director Audrey Zwak leaves to manage Fuzziwig’s

A bittersweet move

New leadership

Heritage Park Preschool teacher Erin Schroeder will take over for Audrey Zwak on April 26.

Schroeder, 28, said she “found her passion for kids” working at Heritage Park, after moving to Steamboat six years ago to be near the mountains. An Austin, Texas, native, Schroeder has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

She said she’s excited for the challenges that await her as director, and Schroeder said she has Zwak to thank for preparing her.

“She has really been such an awesome mentor to me and an awesome friend,” Schroeder said. “That’s the saddest part about her leaving, but I’m excited about her change.”

She said her new role would provide her the opportunity to serve families and children in the community. Her immediate task, Schroeder said, would be carrying on what Zwak started, especially continuing grant-writing efforts to secure financial aid for students.

Zwak said more than 70 percent of Heritage Park students receive some type of tuition assistance.