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.

Megan Bollen is teaching middle school Geography and Ancient Civilizations at a Hmong charter school in the Milwaukee Public School District, Wisconsin. She is also teaching an evening World Geography course at Alverno College.

Posted Apr. 27, 2014

Shelby Palko was hired right at the end of her student teaching and she is happily working as an 8th Grade Literacy teacher at Aurora West College Preparatory Academy in Aurora Public Schools. "I am still so happy to be teaching and yet to have my new teacher breakdown. I like to think it is because I was so well prepared by my great School of Education teachers!"

Posted Jan. 29, 2014

Erin Zekis is currently in her first year of teaching at Arrupe Jesuit High School. She teaches 9th grade physics and 9th grade math seminar. This is also her student teaching placement, so she has been there just over a year now. "It has been hard, and I have learned a lot!"

Posted Jan. 29, 2014

Diana Blau is teaching 2nd grade at Fairmont Elementary in Denver Public Schools. She is a teacher leader who serves on the School Leadership Committee and is actively involved in planning and delivering professional development.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Jennifer Phillips is working for the Colorado Department of Education as a Senior Consultant in the Unit of Federal Programs Administration.  In addition to working with Titles I and II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Jennifer is also the state coordinator for Colorado's Mathematics and Science Partnership program.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Claire Legrand is teaching 5th grade at Cesar Chavez Academy in Denver through the Teach for America program.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Sarah Berger was awarded a Knowles Teaching Fellowship for her promise as a Secondary Science Teacher.

Posted Sep. 16, 2013

Subini Annamma is Assistant Professor of Special Education at Indiana University at Indianapolis. She was honored with the 2013 Outstanding Doctoral Candidate Award from the CU-Boulder School of Education.

Posted Sep. 11, 2013

Sara Staley (PhDEdu), a graduate in curriculum and instruction, and Bethy Leonardi (PhDEdu), a graduate in educational foundations, policy and practice, won the Kalpana Chawla Award from the CU Boulder Alumni Association for their work on topics of gender and sexual diversity in schools. The two research associates and instructors at the CU Boulder School of Education founded A Queer Endeavor, an initiative providing educators with guidance, vocabulary and tools for developing school cultures that are safe, supportive and accepting of LGBTQ youth.

Posted Nov. 21, 2019

Teacher Rawa Abu Alsamah (MEdu) writes that she is CU Boulder’s first Saudi Arabian woman to earn a master’s degree with an emphasis in teaching English to culturally and linguistically diverse students. Rawa is a sixth grade special education teacher at Denver’s STRIVE Prep-Kepner.  

Posted Apr. 19, 2018

Rachel Malsam (Elementary Education licensure) accepted a 5th grade teaching position for the fall at Range View Elementary. Malsam is excited to finally have her first teaching job and do what she loves.

Posted May. 29, 2020

Samuel Coniglio (Leadership Studies Minor) is joining the University of Oregon School of Law Class of 2023.

Posted May. 29, 2020

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