Class Notes

Keep us informed of your life events and accomplishments by submitting a Class Note, and stay up to date on your fellow alums listed by graduation year.


Subini Annamma

Subini Annamma is Assistant Professor of Special Education at Indiana University at Indianapolis. She was honored with the 2013 Outstanding Doctoral Candidate Award from the CU-Boulder School of Education.

Shelby Palko
Teacher Licensure, Secondary English Language Arts

I was hired right at the end of my student teaching and am happily working as an 8th Grade Literacy teacher at Aurora West College Preparatory Academy in Aurora Public Schools. I am still so happy to be teaching and yet to have my new teacher breakdown. I like to think it is because I was so well prepared by my great School of Education teachers!

Diana Blau
MA, C&I-Literacy

Diana Blau is teaching 2nd grade at Fairmont Elementary in Denver Public Schools. She is a teacher leader who serves on the School Leadership Committee and is actively involved in planning and delivering professional development.

Sarah Berger
Teacher Licensure, CU Teach Secondary Science

Sarah Berger was awarded a Knowles Teaching Fellowship for her promise as a Secondary Science Teacher.

Megan Bollen
MA, C&I-Secondary Social Studies

Megan Bollen is teaching middle school Geography and Ancient Civilizations at a Hmong charter school in the Milwaukee Public School District, Wisconsin. She is also teaching an evening World Geography course at Alverno College.

Erin Zekis
Teacher Licensure, Secondary Science

I'm currently in my first year of teaching at Arrupe Jesuit High School. I teach 9th grade physics and 9th grade math seminar. This is also my student teaching placement, so I've been here just over a year now. It has been hard, and I have learned a lot!

Claire Legrand
Teacher Licensure, Elementary Education

Claire Legrand is teaching 5th grade at Cesar Chavez Academy in Denver through the Teach for America program.

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips is working for the Colorado Department of Education as a Senior Consultant in the Unit of Federal Programs Administration.  In addition to working with Titles I and II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Jennifer is also the state coordinator for Colorado's Mathematics and Science Partnership program.


Jessica Romero
Teacher Licensure, Secondary English

Jessica Romero is teaching 7th Grade Core Plus and Language Arts at Fox Ridge Middle School in the Cherry Creek School District.

Jaime Passchier
MA, C&I-Math & Science

Jaime Passchier is the Master Teacher for the K-8 Expeditionary Learning School, Homestake Peak School, in Avon, CO.  She is responsible for on-site professional development and coaching and leads the Adventure program.