As a child, Assistant Professor Enrique Lopez had a strong sense of scientific wonder, but his fascination with science education would come later. Now, he is co-director of Aquetza, a transformative summer program for high school students with strong ties to Chicanx and Latinx communities.
Hayley Breden (MAEdu’16), graduate in educational foundations, policy and practice, has taught social studies at Denver South High School for almost 10 years, and she is always looking for ways to create awareness and inclusivity in her classroom.
Time and time again, we hear scholarships are one of the biggest factors in recruiting and retaining talented students. In their own words, here are what just a few thoughtfully crafted scholarships have meant to current students and new graduates receiving scholarship support.
Celebrating alumni accolades including the most prestigious CU Boulder alumni award, the Maine Teacher of the Year, and the Distinguished Service to Science Education Award from the National Science Teachers Association award.
From student to custodian to principal, alumnus Michael Atkins uses experience to transform local schools
“I wanted to go back into the community and give back,” he said. “Even though the neighborhood looks a little different, it’s still my community. I can keep some historical presence within this building.”
Read a story from the archives about the time when the School of Education faced a threat: Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm’s budget proposal suggested eliminating the School of Education and encouraged making the University of Northern Colorado the state’s “center of excellence” for education.