Lori Lopez in her classroom

Alumna earns SVVSD Teacher of the Year

Dec. 4, 2023

Lori Lopez was named 2023 Teacher of the Year for the St. Vrain Valley School District.

Families’ remaining objects at the border.

What Remains

Dec. 4, 2023

Braiding and honoring migration dreams and stories at the border wall Ciudad Juárez - El Paso.

Deena Gumina at the Columbine Memorial next to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

From Columbine to CU Boulder 

Dec. 4, 2023

Assistant Teaching Professor Deena Gumina supports future teachers in the face of school violence.

Trauma illustration

The complexity of “trauma” in trauma-responsive teaching

Dec. 4, 2023

Professor Elizabeth Dutro and alumna Erica Caasi discuss the multiple dimensions of trauma in schools.

Sara McDonald

Sara McDonald earns coveted Stearns Award for outstanding service to the university

Dec. 1, 2023

Long-time School of Education leader, Sara McDonald has received the 2023 Robert Stearns Award, which honors faculty and staff for extraordinary achievement in teaching, service, work with students and/or research. McDonald was honored at the 94th annual Alumni Awards Ceremony in November.

Fernando Rosario-Ortiz

Fernando Rosario-Ortiz named interim dean of School of Education

Nov. 16, 2023

Effective Jan. 1, Fernando Rosario-Ortiz will be the interim dean of the School of Education, as named by Provost Russell Moore. Rosario-Ortiz currently is the associate dean for faculty advancement in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and he will succeed Dean Kathy Schultz, who announced her resignation on Sept. 28 and will remain as dean of the school through the end of the calendar year.

step into science

Two new BAs in middle and high school teaching, education studies coming next fall

Nov. 10, 2023

This past year, the University of Colorado Board of Regents approved the creation of two new Bachelor of Arts degrees forthcoming for the CU Boulder School of Education: the BA in Middle and High School Teaching and the BA in Education Studies. Both degrees will open for applications in fall 2024.

Kathy Schultz dean

Q&A: Looking back and forward with Dean Kathy Schultz

Nov. 9, 2023

As a new dean, Kathy Schultz held one-on-one meetings with every faculty and staff member to learn more about contributions across the CU Boulder School of Education. Now, Schultz and colleagues reflect on her contributions as she prepares to step down as dean to return to the faculty at the end of the year. This Q&A recounts what she is proud of, some of the lessons learned and her wishes for the future.

scholarship recipients

2023 Scholarship Celebration celebrates and honors our students and supporters

Nov. 1, 2023

The annual CU Boulder School of Education Scholarship Awards Ceremony brought together and honored scholarship and fellowship recipients and supporters on Thursday, Oct. 26. The ceremony celebrated student accomplishments and recognized the generosity of supporters. The 2023 program and listing of scholarship awards and photo album from the ceremony are now available.

Children's book Festival 2023

5th annual Children’s Book Festival addresses censorship and more

Oct. 31, 2023

Over the past five years, the School of Education has held the Children’s Book Festival, featuring nationally renowned authors and illustrators who introduce their work on panels and then split into breakout groups to give K-8 students hands-on interaction opportunities. As authors visit schools across Colorado, the festival fosters excitement for reading and offers first-hand experience with writers.