Colorado Education Policy Fellowship Program announces 2018-19 cohort

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 11 fellows for 2018-19.

Participants in the fellowship program hold full-time positions in diverse organizations at the local, state and national levels. Beginning in September, they will participate in monthly seminars to explore key education issues facing the state of Colorado. They will take part in policy projects, and also will attend the four-day national conference for the 17 EPFP states in Washington, D.C., in March 2019.

The fellows in this year’s program are:

Fumnanya   Camara
Re-engagement Coordinator, Pathways Division
Colorado Department of Education

Eura Chang
State Operations Coordinator and Parent Coordinator
Stand for Children

Kay M. Contreras
Program Manager
Denver Foundation

Lindsay Hall
Clinical Instructor, Boettcher Teacher Residency
Public Education Business Coalition

Jonathon Haradon
Assessment Specialist – Student Learning Objectives
Denver Public Schools

Kayla Krittenbrink
Elementary Literacy Coordinator, Language and Literacy
Denver Public Schools

Heidi Macdonald
Policy Researcher, Knowledge & Research Team
Education Commission of the States

Jill Mullen
Policy Researcher, Knowledge & Research Team
Education Commission of the States

Berkley Singer
Teacher, Special Education
Teach for America/Bruce Randolph School

Lindsey Smith
Director, Language and Literacy
Denver Public Schools

Kati Van Sicklen
Teacher, English Language Development
Aurora Central High School

EPFP was established in 1964, and the Colorado chapter started in 1978. After a hiatus, the Colorado chapter was re-established in 2012 and currently boasts nearly 200 alumni, many of which have held or at currently serve in leadership roles in the state and the nation. While the program is tailored to Colorado, fellows join a national network of approximately 300 current fellows and more than 9,000 alumni from 17 other EPFP sites across the country, led by the Institute for Educational Leadership.

Colorado EPFP operates under the auspices of University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs, and several of its monthly meetings are coordinated with the school’s Education Policy Networking Series.



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