Coming home

From student to custodian to principal, alumnus uses experience to transform local schools It feels good to be home, says Michael Atkins with his contagious smile, as the proud new principal of Denver’s Stedman Elementary, a dual language school. “I wanted to go back into the community and give back,”...

Hayley Brenden

Bringing diversity, equity and inclusion into the classroom

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. In 2004, when Breden told her high school history teacher that she...


Alumni Connections

Most prestigious CU Boulder alumni award to honor Jackie Colt We all know educators who have changed lives, and the scope of Jackie Colt’s passion has enhanced the lives of countless students, parents, teachers and administrators. This fall, Colt will be recognized with CU Boulder’s most prestigious alumni award, the...


Youth Rising

How today's youth are finding their voice, and what we can learn from them “Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here,” the high school students chanted as they carried colorful signs and blasted messages via megaphone. Drivers slowed and many honked as the marchers made their way...


Marine brings life experiences to leadership studies classes

The perspectives and experiences that Travis Dominguez brought to his leadership capstone class reflect the work ethic instilled in him by his family. Both of his grandfathers own businesses, one a barber shop and the other an auto shop. His father is an electrician at a nuclear power plant, while...

Nancy Kellogg teaching

Alumna’s lifelong scientific curiosity and career commitments earn national accolades

June 4, 2019

Sparked by an interest in the natural world, Nancy Kellogg’s scientific curiosity began early on her family’s Colorado ranch. Kellogg, a two-time education alumna, was recognized by the National Science Teachers Association with the Distinguished Service to Science Education Award.

2019 Graduates

Photo Album: Celebrating the 2019 #EdBuffs Graduates

May 31, 2019

Congratulations to our recent graduates! Thank you to everyone who joined us at Macky Auditorium in May. We are so proud of all our minors program, teacher licensure and graduate degree recipients. View and download photos here.

Paula Abitia and student

Paying it forward in Higher Ed: First cohort of Master’s in Higher Education students graduates this spring

May 7, 2019

Paula Abitia had always wanted to attend her “dream school,” CU Boulder, yet as a first-generation student of color, the reality of her dream included the struggle for a sense of belonging. She credits higher education professionals with helping her get through challenging times, and now she is paying it forward as a higher education professional and MA graduate.

Wellness Institute Faculty

Crown gift to establish unique wellness research institute at CU Boulder

April 30, 2019

CU Boulder is establishing a new research institute committed to building a world in which health and wellness are valued, promoted and protected for all children and youth. The five founding faculty members of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute, established by philanthropist Patricia Crown, include: Professors Sona Dimidjian, Erik Willcutt and Yuko Munakata from arts and sciences, and Professor Ben Kirshner and Dean Kathy Schultz from education.

CU teach Class

Generous gift supports and invests in education and more

April 25, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of CU Boulder supporters Suzanne and Dave Hoover, the School of Education is well on its way to getting a new home featuring state-of-the-art learning labs and dynamic collaborative spaces. The Hoovers are donating $2.5 million toward a renovation project that will help the school transform space in its future new home to reflect its mission of excellence and innovation in education.