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.

2012

Laura Mirabito
MA, EECD

Laura Mirabito is a Reading Specialist in the Special Education Department for Jefferson County Schools.

Darrell Jackson
PhD, EFPP

Darrell Jackson is Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming Law School, where he uses critical race theory and legal analysis to research issues of access and retention for historically marginalized communities in higher education.

Magda Chia
MA, EECD

Magda Chia is Director of Support for Underrepresented Students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, leading efforts to ensure the assessment system is designed to serve the needs of all students.

Marcia Thurston
Teacher Licensure, Secondary Social Studies

Marcia Thurston is a substitute teacher in three Colorado school districts in addition to coaching cheerleading, gymnastics, and skiing.

Brad Bartels
PhD, EFPP

Brad Bartels is currently the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Colorado Education Association.

Dana Ripperton
MA, EFPP

Dana Ripperton is the Education Coordinator with BridgeEnglish in Denver, CO, where she leads academic advising, curriculum development and teacher support initiatives.

Ryan O’Block
Teacher Licensure, CU Teach Secondary Science

Ryan O’Block is teaching Physics, Earth Science, and Robotics at Overland High School in the Cherry Creek School District.

Erin Kroll
Teacher Licensure, Elementary Education

Erin Kroll is teaching 2nd grade at Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont, CO.

Ben Domingue
PhD, REM

Ben Domingue received the AERA Division D Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award. An article based on his dissertation will appear in Psychometrika. He is spending the year in Colombia, developing a model for the national education evaluation agency (ICFES) that will assess the effectiveness of higher education programs.

Nikki Tobias
MA, EECD

Nikki Tobias is teaching 9th and 12th grade Language Arts at Fort Lupton High School.

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