Michelle Lopez

Michelle Lopez, a bilingual educator dreaming big for her school and community

Dec. 1, 2021

Michelle Lopez (MEdu’21) remembers sitting in her grandfather’s kitchen, surrounded by the smells of home cooking, and peppering him with questions about her family history. Lopez’s grandparents originated from the San Luis Valley, the oldest continuously inhabited area of Colorado. They moved their family to Denver seeking opportunities for their...


Investing in our future leaders

Dec. 1, 2021

Substantial and renewable scholarships are crucial for our students and their futures. Learn more about the latest scholarships created by our generous donors and supported by our community: A Queer Endeavor Kelley Therese Wylder Anderson Scholarship The A Queer Endeavor Kelley Therese Wylder Anderson Scholarship was created in memory of...

EIEJ team

Community and liberation by design

Dec. 1, 2021

A Queer Endeavor’s 2021 Educator Institute for Equity and Justice Who are we, and why did we come together? We are a diverse collective of School of Education graduate students and faculty bound together by a shared commitment to transformative justice in public education. Last spring, we came together to...

Voices from the classroom

Voices from the classroom

Dec. 1, 2021

This has been a particularly unexpected and challenging time in education and beyond. We asked our alumni teachers: What have you learned over the past year and will be carrying into the future?

Retiring faculty

Best wishes to retiring faculty

Dec. 1, 2021

Please join us in recognizing our faculty who retired recently and learning more about their next steps. What are you excited about in retirement? Julie Andrew, CU Teach master teacher : “I’m excited to do new things. I will be attending the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, and I can’t...


What we're reading

Dec. 1, 2021

A quick look at the recent books from our faculty and community.

students in class


Dec. 1, 2021

Brief updates about what’s new in the School of Education Inaugural cohort of BA graduates working on the forefront of social change The CU Boulder School of Education conferred its first Bachelor of Arts degrees in and elementary education this May. Launched in 2017, both pathways support emerging leaders interested...

Kathy Schultz

Welcome to Voices, volume 4

Dec. 1, 2021

Come dream with us This new school year has been different from any other I (and I suspect most of us) have experienced. Although the school year always signals new beginnings, this year there was a heightened sense of beginning again. We returned to campus as a school for the...

Lianna Nixon

Force of nature

Dec. 1, 2021

Lianna Nixon’s lens on the natural world is changing education and environmental activism Lianna Nixon is an environmental photographer and activist, but on Earth Day 2020 she was not thinking about marches or demonstrations. That day she found out whether she still had her spot on the world’s largest polar...

Toni Christiansen

Interweaving education and international development

Dec. 1, 2021

Toni Christiansen bursts through barriers and advances U.S. diplomacy Toni Christiansen (Edu’70) enrolled at CU Boulder with two dreams: to become a teacher and an international diplomat. The impressive career that followed has been a dream come true. As a teacher in a small mountain town, she arranged out-of-state and...