Cat Flynn

Alumni Connections: Cat Flynn, the food justice advocate

As a student teacher in Denver Public Schools, Cat Flynn (elementary licensure, 2019) fell in love with the community at the historic Denver elementary, Dora Moore Elementary. She also recognized many of her students’ challenges. “I learned so much about the biggest issues that students face both in and outside...

Holly Kirtz

Alumni Connections: Holly Kurtz, the research journalist

As a journalist covering the education beat in Denver, Holly Kurtz (PhDEdu’13) turned to CU Boulder professor and National Education Policy Center Director Kevin Welner many times as an expert source. One fateful conversation changed the trajectory for Kurtz, who went from Welner’s interviewer to advisee in the educational foundations,...

Jonathan Lev

Alumni Connections: Jonathan Lev, the community center director

Jonathan Lev’s career came full circle when he joined the Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder JCC) as Executive Director in 2010. While his path to his current position was winding, he credits his CU Boulder teacher education experience as foundational to his work now and experiences along the way. “So...

Claire France and lunches

Alumni Connections: Claire France, the entrepreneur

Cruising along in a vintage van surrounded by the New Zealand landscape, Claire France (elementary education 2019) and her boyfriend began dreaming about their next steps after life as students at CU Boulder. It was no ordinary trip, and France used that experience to plan for an extraordinary way to...


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wellness institute


Brief updates about what’s new in the School of Education New wellness institute brings together communities in research-practice partnerships The Renée Crown Wellness Institute, established by Colorado philanthropist Patricia Crown, is committed to building a world in which health and wellness are valued, promoted and protected for all children and...

Fleming building

A sense of place

Building for the future of education We all know those places that feel like home. This summer our school moved into a newly renovated building on campus, and it just feels like home with its plentiful spaces for community building, colorful and technologically equipped classrooms, and locally created art honoring...

At the heart of human caring

At the heart of healing

Education alumna is transforming medicine through human caring A tireless quest to expand knowledge and practices of human caring has sent Jean Watson around the world more than 20 times, where she has shared her theory of human caring and healing to educate the next generation of nursing and medical...

Puksta scholars

Puksta Scholars: Working together toward a more just and equitable future

Giving students the opportunity to serve as catalysts for change in their communities, the Puksta Scholars program at CU Boulder is a competitive scholarship supported by the Puksta Foundation. For me, the Puksta Scholars program provides a beautiful look into the compassionate side of our humanity as the community comes...

Garrett Cease rock climbing

Learning the ropes

Rock climber uses wellness techniques in teaching At the start of every class, Garrett Cease leads a group of sixth graders in a 30-second meditative moment. Encouraging the class to take three deep breaths together, he asks his students to sit quietly for a moment and observe how they feel...