Class Notes

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Graham Slater is pursuing a PhD in Education, Culture & Society at the University of Utah. He studies how neoliberal schooling produces student subjectivities through human capital ideology and standardized curricula and testing. Using critical theory, he also seeks to rethink educational collectivity and autonomy. His work is forthcoming in the Journal of Education Policy and Educational Studies.

Posted Aug. 20, 2014

Brad Bartels is currently the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Colorado Education Association.

Posted Feb. 3, 2014

Carlee Easton is a 5th grade teacher in Tulsa, OK. She is there through Teach for America, an organization committed to closing the achievement gap for minority and low-income students.

Posted Jan. 29, 2014

Nikki Tobias is teaching 9th and 12th grade Language Arts at Fort Lupton High School.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Marcia Thurston is a substitute teacher in three Colorado school districts in addition to coaching cheerleading, gymnastics, and skiing.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

M. G. Saldivar is an NSF-funded post-doctoral researcher at the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University. His research focuses on STEM teachers' use of digital resources for teaching and assessment.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Jessica Romero is teaching 7th Grade Core Plus and Language Arts at Fox Ridge Middle School in the Cherry Creek School District.

Posted Sep. 18, 2013

Megan Powers is becoming certified to teach K-12 Art.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Jaime Passchier is the Master Teacher for the K-8 Expeditionary Learning School, Homestake Peak School, in Avon, CO.  She is responsible for on-site professional development and coaching and leads the Adventure program.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Ryan O’Block is teaching Physics, Earth Science, and Robotics at Overland High School in the Cherry Creek School District.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Laura Mirabito is a Reading Specialist in the Special Education Department for Jefferson County Schools.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Whitney Millikin is teaching 9th grade Language Arts at Manual High School in Denver Public Schools. She is thrilled to return to DPS, where her interest in education was initially sparked as an AmeriCorps*VISTA.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Erin Kroll is teaching 2nd grade at Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont, CO.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Darrell Jackson is Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming Law School, where he uses critical race theory and legal analysis to research issues of access and retention for historically marginalized communities in higher education.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Derrek John Eldredge graduated from the Navy School of Music, where he completed basic training and played in one of the Marine Corps's bands.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Ben Domingue received the AERA Division D Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award. An article based on his dissertation will appear in Psychometrika. He is spending the year in Colombia, developing a model for the national education evaluation agency (ICFES) that will assess the effectiveness of higher education programs.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Magda Chia is Director of Support for Underrepresented Students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, leading efforts to ensure the assessment system is designed to serve the needs of all students.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Tiya Trent (Edu MA) is currently working at the University of Colorado Boulder in the TRiO SSS Program. She works with first generation, low-income students as well as students with a disability or have experienced homelessness or foster-care. They serve as an Academic Community for them. She has been back on campus for 3 years now. Trent is also heavily involved in the community in the Denver area. Last year, Trent along with three other Black women planned the first March for Black Women Not Forgotten Denver, CO. They plan on doing the same this year. Trent also mentors young Black women in the Denver area around college readiness and life skills.

Posted May. 10, 2018

Holly Yettick is the director of the Education Week Research Center, which conducts both stand-alone studies for clients and original research for Education Week, America's education newspaper of record.

Posted Mar. 12, 2015

Jeffery Willett is the Assistant Director for Student Services in the MBA office at the Leeds School of Business. A staple accomplishment at the University of Colorado includes winning the Marinus Smith Award in 2011, which recognizes exemplary staff and faculty who have shown caring and concern for their students.

Posted Sep. 23, 2014

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