Best Should Teach 2023

Students: Who is your most inspiring CU Boulder educator? A campus-wide call for Best Should Teach nominations

Sept. 22, 2023

The campus is calling on students to answer one question: who is your most inspiring educator at CU Boulder? Each fall, the Best Should Teach Awards honor CU Boulder faculty, graduate teachers, and K-12 teachers. Nominate an inspiring professor by November 1.

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Kevin Welner: What SCOTUS ruling on affirmative action means for higher ed

June 30, 2023

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action in college admissions, Kevin Welner, a lawyer, professor in the School of Education at CU Boulder and director of the National Education Policy Center, weighs in on how the ruling might change the face of higher learning in the United States.

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Ed Talks videos about the fight for civil rights and education now available

May 19, 2023

In April, the CU Boulder School of Education hosted Ed Talks about the personal legacies of changemakers and the ongoing fight for civil rights in education. Inspired by TED Talks, these short, engaging talks are now available online.

Kim Strong

Meet Kim Strong, next generation public scholar devoted to justice for emerging bilinguals

May 7, 2023

Kim Strong has dedicated her work to spreading the love and kindness her supportive community of immigrant and bilingual family members and friends have afforded her. “As the parent of an ‘English learner’ child, partner to a Spanish-speaking immigrant, and tía/cuñada/prima/comadre to wonderful in-laws and friends, my work is in...

Kendall Wulbrun

MA Graduate Kendall Wulbrun believes all students should have opportunities to learn

May 7, 2023

Growing up, Kendall Wulbrun always felt seen and safe to be herself in the classroom. Now she is interested in devoting her career in higher education and education policy to ensuring all students have the same opportunities that she has been afforded. “I want all students to have those opportunities...

Graham Buhse 

Meet Graham Buhse, taking his social studies teaching to the next level

May 2, 2023

Graham Buhse has always strived to be the best teacher he can be and to help all students to feel safe and represented in his high school social studies classroom. Growing up in Boulder, he feels fortunate to have attended CU Boulder for his undergraduate studies and to return to...

Molly Hamm-Rodriguez

Meet Molly Hamm-Rodríguez, breaking new ground in international education

May 2, 2023

Growing up in Kansas and venturing out for vacations only as far as the family car would reach, Molly Hamm-Rodríguez never dreamed she would find her calling in international education and the Dominican Republic. Now, she is graduating with her doctorate in equity, bilingualism and biliteracy from the CU Boulder...

Shay Adamo

Meet Shay Adamo, a math teacher spreading kindness and creativity

April 27, 2023

Shay Adamo is following in the footsteps of a family full of educators and CU Boulder alumni as he looks forward to becoming a math teacher who helps his students unleash their creativity and kindness. Adamo has developed into an excellent educator through the disposition he brings to learning about...

Maymuna Jeylani

Centering representation and social justice in her home community, meet Maymuna Jeylani

April 27, 2023

As a first-generation college student and Somali-American Muslim woman, Maymuna Jeylani set out to find a major and career path where she could focus on anti-racist, intersectional, impactful work. Now the 2023 outstanding graduate of the Secondary Humanities Teacher Licensure Program, Jeylani plans to use her experiences as a Black...

Marley Horn

From soccer coach to elementary teacher and advocate, meet Marley Horn

April 26, 2023

Marley Horn’s love of coaching soccer was her first foray into working with children, but it was her work in a bilingual elementary classroom that sealed her fate and love for teaching. Horn grew up in Fort Collins, playing and coaching soccer from an early age. She was coaching soccer...