Revaline teaching

Research partnership with youth in rural New Mexico centers collaborative discovery, action, transformation

May 13, 2024

In the heart of Cuba, New Mexico, an impactful collaboration aims to confront systemic inequities in education by centering student voices. Launched in the summer of 2021, the collaboration brings together CU Boulder education researchers and Cuba Independent School District students, teachers and stakeholders during an annual six-week summer program focused on educational equity.

Abigail Goldberg

MA graduate Abigail Goldberg believes teaching leads to stepping stones for change

May 8, 2024

When Abigail Goldberg graduated with her undergraduate degree in anthropology, she was set to pursue a career in death investigating. An unexpected job during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, changed her whole career course and launched her into teaching. During the pandemic, Goldberg started a job teaching seventh and eighth grade...

Derek LeFebre

Meet Derek LeFebre, a PhD outstanding graduate and emerging educational historian shedding light on untold stories in history

May 8, 2024

As an accomplished teacher, emerging educational historian and rigorous scholar, PhD graduate Derek LeFebre demonstrates exemplary passion and commitment to his work. A Colorado native raised in Aurora, Colorado, LeFebre taught history, science and Spanish in Greeley for over 10 years before starting his doctoral studies. He chose to complete...

Student government founders

Leading change and creating community: Meet the undergraduate students who founded the School of Education Student Government 

May 7, 2024

In fall 2022, two education students had a light bulb moment: the CU Boulder School of Education needs a student government that helps organize community-building activities and supports leadership skills among aspiring educators. Over the past two years, the entirely student-led organization has grown in membership and participation.

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School of Education graduates honored in the 2024 Future Educator Honor Roll by the Colorado Department of Higher Education

May 7, 2024

To honor aspiring teachers, the Colorado Department of Higher Education kicked off the 2024 Teacher Appreciation Week with the Future Educator Honor Roll on May 6 to celebrate our state’s top teacher candidates, including two of our outstanding, up-and-coming teacher education graduates, Emily Gillette and Morgan Rains.

Jessica Valadez Frair

Beautiful Opportunities:Education Graduate Jessica Valadez Fraire is reimagining her classroom for all students

May 6, 2024

Jessica Valadez Fraire will soon graduate with an Elementary Education degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, but she didn’t set out to be an elementary teacher. Her early schooling experiences were “isolating and difficult” as a Brown, bilingual student growing up in largely white, affluent Boulder. Valadez Fraire’s life...

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Elizabeth Tetu, trailblazing graduate of the Teacher Learning, Research & Practice program, has more to share with new teachers

May 6, 2024

A veteran educator with nearly a decade of experience practicing as an elementary school teacher and administrator in New York City, Elizabeth Tetu is well acquainted with the common themes that affect teachers in their first years of teaching. “Feelings of overwhelm and failure, a sense of having been inadequately...

Marcus Williams

MA+ graduate Marcus Williams wears many hats: IT professional, education policy advocate and now teacher

May 3, 2024

After working for the CU Boulder Office of Information Technology for six years, Marcus Williams decided to switch careers and enroll in the one-year intensive MA+ Secondary Humanities Teacher Licensure program to become a teacher. “As a teacher, Marcus is guided by unwavering commitments to justice and to organizing culturally...

Hasan Elsayed

Living the dream: Hasan Elsayed found his passion for teaching science and math

May 3, 2024

Born and raised in Aurora, Colorado, Hasan Elsayed had a love of math and science from an early age. Now as a math and science teacher, he gets to live his dream of empowering students to pursue their aspirations and achieve success. Despite initially planning to pursue physics and graduate...

Bethany morton

MA graduate Bethany Morton is modeling advocacy for her students and inclusive mathematics education

May 3, 2024

Throughout her academic journey at the CU Boulder School of Education, Bethany Morton has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to creating inclusive and supportive learning environments for her students, particularly children from marginalized backgrounds. A fourth-grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School, Morton has been selected as this year's outstanding STEM Education...