Cristin Jensen Lasser

Awards & Honors

Recipient of the Clifford Houston Scholarship from the University of Colorado, 2013

CU Boulder School of Education Travel Grant: 2011, 2012, 2013

CU Boulder Graduate School Travel Grant 2012

Active member of Phi Beta Kappa honors society

Member of Kappa Delta Pi

Recipient of the David Logothetti Award: “For the graduating initiate who best exemplifies Professor Logothetti’s dedication to teaching, good humor and generous service” (Santa Clara University, 2002)

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University, 2002


Graduate Research Assistant

University of Colorado, CO

Currently work for the Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR)-Colorado Project as an instructional coach and graduate
researcher in participating Denver Public Middle Schools.  Collaborate, plan and assist teachers with CSR implementation.  Support students with the application of reading comprehension skills and strategies in the content areas of science and social studies. Collect field notes, provide teachers with timely feedback, and participate in district and university meetings, professional development and workshops.

Practicum Supervisor

February 2012-April 2012                         
University of Colorado, CO

Assisted in the supervision of graduate students enrolled in the Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity practicum course. Supported graduate students with the application of bilingual teaching methods and instructional practices for English language learners in elementary and secondary classrooms.  Collected field notes and provided graduate students with timely feedback related to course content and requirements.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Santa Clara University, CA 

Assisted Dr. Susan De La Paz in her research on the effects of historical reasoning instruction and writing strategy mastery in culturally and academically diverse middle school classrooms.  Gathered field notes, conducted classroom observations and assessments with teachers and students and collected fidelity data across participating classrooms. 



August 2007-2010                                     
Sherwood Charter School, Sherwood, OR

Second grade classroom with a focus on character education and the principles of Multisensory InstructionTeaching Children Hands-on, formally called M.I.T.C.H., public charter school, full time position as head teacher, part-time middle school Spanish teacher


August 2005-June 2007                         
Highlander Charter School, Providence, RI

Urban classroom with a focus on the principles of the Responsive Classroom, public charter school, full time position as head teacher, looped with 3rd grade students into 4th grade.

Student Teacher

Spring 2005                    
William D’Abate Elementary, Providence, RI

Third grade, urban, bilingual classroom, public school, 4.5 days per week. Assumed responsibilities of classroom teacher, including lesson planning and instruction, assessment, classroom management, and general school responsibilities.

Teaching Practicum

Fall 2004                           
The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

First grade classroom, independent school, 2.5 days per week.


Summer 2004                 
Community Preparatory School, Providence, RI

Rising fourth grade urban classroom, four-week summer enrichment program, team teaching experience with a co-teacher and one mentor teacher.

Bilingual Assistant

December 2003-May 2004                          
South Lake Tahoe High School, Lake Tahoe, CA

Rural, public high school, 5 days per week. Translated and instructed in Spanish for English Language Learners in the areas of physical science and geography. Cotaught English for Native Spanish speakers. Reconstructed 9th grade health curriculum.

Service & Outreach


January 2012-Present                                                
Students for Peace and Justice, University of Colorado


August 2011- May 2012                                        
Student Association of Graduate Students, Boulder, CO

Certified, Level 2 Kingian Nonviolence organization and mobilization

July 2009                                                       

Certified, Level 1 Kingian Nonviolence trainer 

July 2008                                                    


September 2002- September 2003                                    
The Working Boys’ Center, Quito, Ecuador

Designed and implemented high school technical marketing curriculum and provided quarterly assessments. Founded and supervised El Rincon de Joyas, an on-site jewelry store operated by marketing students. Implemented English Language program, grade 2, and co-taught lower school health and music classes. Assisted in various aspects of the girls program, a trade-based curriculum focused on computer instruction, cooking and crafts, in addition to supervising outings and recreational group activities. Taught adult general
education classes.

Selected Publications

Works in Progress

Magazine Articles

Buckley, P., Jensen Lasser, C., Scornavacco, K., Klingner, J., Boardman, A. (under review) Strengthening comprehension with Collaborative Strategic Reading. Better: Evidence-based education.  


Book Chapters

Eppolito, A., Jensen Lasser, C., & Klingner, J. (2013). English language learners and learning disabilities.  In J. Bakken, S. Obiakor & A. F. Rotatori (Eds.) Learning disabilities: Identification, assessment, and instruction of students with LD.  United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.