Class Notes

Keep us informed of your life events and accomplishments by submitting a Class Note, and stay up to date on your fellow alums listed by graduation year.

Sam Holloway is teaching science and technology classes at Lyons Middle/Senior High School in Lyons, CO. His environmental science students were recognized by the Longmont Times Call for their Earth Day documentary project.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Grace Boll is teaching Physics and Engineering at Hinkley High School in Aurora, CO. 

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Megan Adovasio-Jones is working as a Library Associate at the Nashville Public Library. She does education and outreach for the Special Collections Division.

Posted Dec. 27, 2014

Jose Garcia-Paine is a Spanish and ESL teacher at Nederland Middle Senior/High School in Nederland, CO.

Posted Sep. 23, 2014

Matt Gaertner is a Senior Research Scientist in Pearson's Center for College & Career Success. He received AIR's 2013 Charles Elton Best Paper Award for the co-authored article, "Preparing Students for College and Careers: The Causal Role of Algebra II." In the book, The Future of Affirmative Action, he reviews CU's approach as one of a few race-neutral strategies that may help increase diversity.

Posted Mar. 13, 2014

David Hart graduated in Summer 2013 with a Master’s in Math & Science Education.

Posted Feb. 24, 2014

After graduating from the Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity program, Thais Simoes-Pryor continues to invest in work as a bilingual special education teacher for Denver Public Schools. "The Master's program was the perfect match to what I do."

Posted Feb. 12, 2014

Ashley Winder is a Kindergarten teacher in Kailua-Kona,Hawai'i through Teach For America. She helped start a tutoring program for the Hawai'i State Assessment to help her school make AYP in math and reading.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Pete Welter has co-founded The Cooperatory, fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in teens and mentoring those who choose to start businesses.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Darcy Walters is a Special Education teacher at Denver Green School. She recently became a partner and will serve as Special Education Chair and RTI Coordinator. 

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Jordan Lynne Strawn is teaching at Pennock Elementary in Brighton, CO. 

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Amy Smith is working in Maracaibo, Venezuela at an international school (Escuela Bella Vista) as a secondary math teacher for both International Baccalaureate (IB) and non-IB courses. Amy continues to play Ultimate Frisbee as well as explore and photograph the Venezuelan wilderness in adventure travels whenever possible.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Justine (Raptis) Cote is working as a reading interventionist and school librarian for ABT Elementary in Dearborn, Michigan. 

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Anastasia P. Maines is pursing a doctoral degree in Ecology examining factors that affect population dynamics of the invasive plant spotted knapweed.  She participates in the development of outreach material to teach middle school and college students about the research.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Katie Gallagher is a middle school Physical and Health Education teacher in BVSD. Katie additionally serves as the secondary district level teacher leader for Physical and Health Education teachers and as a yoga instructor for The Wellness Initiative.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Rebecca Dzick is teaching English as a Second Language in Suwon, South Korea. 

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Laura Cook is teaching 2nd grade at Sopris Elementary School in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Sean Smith, an elementary education licensure graduate, is living and working in Singapore as a fifth-grade teacher and is wrapping up his fifth year. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children as well as exploring Singapore when they can. Last year, he completed his MA degree in leadership for international educators from the University of Northern Iowa.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Dana Ripperton is the Karen M. Gil Internship Manager in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She was hired to develop and run this program from the ground-up when it was launched in February 2014, and has already seen the program flourish.

Posted Nov. 21, 2014

Mary Butler is teaching AP Literature and World Studies at Legacy High School in Broomfield, Colorado.

Posted Aug. 26, 2014

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