Published: May 4, 2022

Amalia HamletAmalia Kamlet has always had a heart for adventure and science. Her adventures in teaching and in the outdoors as a student at CU Boulder are only the beginning as her love for adventure literally takes her around the world, starting with an opportunity as a STEM science teacher in Israel this fall.  

Kamlet is an enthusiastic educator whose passion for teaching and science are unparalleled, leading to her selection as the 2022 Outstanding CU Teach Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program Graduate. 

She joined CU Teach with a mission to help middle school students explore their curiosity about the world through scientific inquiry and a STEM focus. She realized, through her experiences at CU Boulder that stereotypes played a large role in who was seen and saw themselves as a science learner. As an environmental science major, Kamlet recognizes the importance of a science identity for minoritized youth in order to grapple with today's environmental concerns.

I am so excited to give back to the community that educated me and continue to change the way students see themselves and their work."

Kamlet has strived, throughout her years studying to be an educator, to learn all she could from the people with whom she worked. Mentor teachers, university faculty,  and fellow students would all say that they have benefitted from their experiences working with her, her CU Teach faculty nominators contend.

Her passion and compassion for working with all youth are also apparent in the classroom, and beyond. Kamlet has a contagious sense of humor, which she shares with students as she builds an affirming learning community that is committed to amplifying student voices advocating for their learning. Through her hard work and determination, she has many opportunities and paths from which to choose as she moves past graduation from CU Boulder, and the CU Teach faculty are proud to welcome her as our colleague in the field of science education, celebrate the exceptional work she has contributed thus far to the profession of teaching, and follow along on her next adventures in Israel and beyond.

In her own words

Amalia KamletPlease tell us a bit about yourself

I was lucky enough to have an enriched education with dedicated and motivated teachers who supported me and my journey. I am so lucky and honored to be providing this to my future students.”

What is one of the lessons from your time at CU Boulder that you’ll carry with you into the next chapter?

CU Boulder and specifically the school of education gave me my best friend. She motivates, challenges, and accepts. She makes me a better teacher everyday.”

What does graduating from CU Boulder represent for you and/or your community?

I am so excited to give back to the community that educated me and continue to change the way students see themselves and their work.”

What is your best piece of advice for incoming students?

Best advise I can give incoming students is to be open and adventurous to friends and educational experiences.”

What continues to drive your passion for your work after graduation?

My friends and family have continues my drive to work hard and my future students challenge me to design and create engaging curriculum.”

Amalia Kamlet