The Colorado Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), a School of Public Affairs professional development program for individuals whose work record reflects strong leadership abilities and a concern for issues important to children and education, has selected its Fellows for 2016-17.
Participants in the fellowship program hold full-time positions in diverse organizations at the local, state and national levels. They meet monthly for three-hour seminars to explore key education issues facing the state of Colorado, take part in policy projects, and attend the April 2017 four-day Washington, D.C., national conference for the 17 EPFP states. The Fellows’ first meeting of the year took place September 22.
The eight Fellows in this year’s program are listed below, along with their current position:
Policy Researcher, Education Commission of the States
Investment Management Analyst, Charter School Growth Fund
Instructional Designer/Project Manager, CSU’s-University’s Global Campus and Walden University
Policy Associate, Education Program, National Conference of State Legislatures
Mary Grace Longoria
Education Organizer/Family & Community Engagement, Stand for Children
Program Director, Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, Ruby Hill Site
Community Partnership Program Manager, Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools, Denver Public Schools
Math Teacher ,West Leadership Academy, Denver Public Schools
EPFP was established in 1964; the Colorado chapter started in 1978 and, after a hiatus, was re-established in 2012. Colorado EPFP has over 170 alumni; many have held or at present serve in leadership roles in the state and the nation. Colorado EPFP operates under the auspices of the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, and several of the monthly meetings are coordinated with SPA’s Education Policy Networking Series.
While the program is tailored to Colorado, Fellows join a national network of approximately 300 current Fellows and more than 3,000 alumni from 17 other EPFP sites across the country led by the Institute for Educational Leadership.