James Anthofer is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. James teaches 11th grade US history and AP US history at DSST: Cole High School, where he serves as the Senior Academy (11th and 12th grade) grade level chair and has previously served as the poetry slam sponsor. He is the founding US History teacher at Cole. James previously taught in schools in St. Louis and Cincinnati, where he served as a wrestling and football coach. He graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in English and received his MEd in secondary education in social studies from University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Blair Barrows is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. Blair is the Special Education Coordinator at DSST: Stapleton High School, where she teaches math, English, transition skills, organization, and serves as a case manager for students in 9th-12th grade and is the High School Content Lead in special education for the network. Blair was a recipient of the 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. During the fellowship, she traveled to seven countries to study the role of play in various educational philosophies. Blair received her Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification in 2016. She earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in education from Sewanee: The University of the South and an MEd in Special Education from Vanderbilt University.
Paige Dulaney is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. Paige teaches 1st grade in a single track school in rural Northeast Colorado. She previously taught preschool and kindergarten. She has helped implement technology and mastery tracking systems in the district and serves on the response to intervention (RTI) committee. Paige previously served as local union president and continues to be a teacher voice in developing the Student-Centered Accountability Project (S-CAP) for the state of Colorado. In 2015, she partnered with the VIVA Teachers Project to create a report about the implementation of Common Core State Standards and presented it to the US Department of Education and other organizations. She graduated from Colorado Christian University with a BA in Early Childhood Education.
Amy Fleig is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. Amy is the 504 coordinator and accommodations coach at Compass Montessori School, supporting pre-K through 12th grade teachers to work with special needs students. Prior to this, Amy spent four years teaching 4th-6th grade at Compass. She serves as a staff representative on Compass’s board of directors, has been an active member of the school’s systems and structures strategic planning committee, participates in her community’s diversity, equity, and inclusion committee, and orchestrates a yearly service event for 150 Compass elementary students. Amy earned a BA in Psychology of Education and her elementary teaching license from Colorado College and her MEd in Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science from the University of Virginia.
Allison Fried is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. Ally is the founding English language development (ELD) coordinator at DSST: Henry Middle School. She teaches 6th-8th ELD and leads a comprehensive ELD program and set of supports for ELLs at Henry. Previously, Ally taught high school Spanish fat a Title 1 school in Louisville, KY, where she served as department chair and hosted monthly open mic nights and. She has also taught ESL and ran the global classrooms program at a bilingual, public secondary school while on a Fulbright Fellowship to Madrid, Spain. Allyis currently an Orbis Fellow at the Orbis International Institute. She holds a BA in World Politics and Foreign Languages from Hamilton College, an MAT in Spanish (K-12) and Middle Grades Social Studies from the University of Louisville, and an MSEd in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Erin Gallimore is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. Erin teaches 1st grade at Glenwood Springs Elementary School where she shares a collective leadership role in the design team and is a mentor teacher for the Education Program at Colorado Mountain College. She has published in the American Annals of the Deaf and teaches English as a Second Language to adults. Previously, Erin taught kindergarten at Glenwood Springs Elementary School and was a deaf and hard of hearing teacher with Mountain BOCES, servicing students grades preschool through high school. She earned her BS in Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Illinois State University and her MAEd in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is pursuing her EdS in Educational Leadership and Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado.
Melissa Good is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. Melissa teaches 5th grade at Oak Grove Elementary in Montrose, Colorado. She was named Montrose County School District’s 2018 elementary teacher of the year, has served as a fellow and a policy fellow for the Colorado Voice Educator Fellowship with America Achieves, and has previously taught 2nd grade at a National Blue-Ribbon School, Garnet Mesa Elementary. Melissa graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a BA in Elementary Education and received her MEd in Literacy from Louisiana State University.
Patrick Hammond is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. Patrick teaches 10th grade world history in an integrated environment with an English teacher at Legacy High School in Broomfield, Colorado. He facilitates the world history team and has served on the school’s Faculty Advisory Committee. Patrick serves as a union representative for teachers at Legacy High School. He has received stipends for the study of history through The National Endowment of the Humanities and The Gilder Lehrman Institute. Prior to teaching at Legacy High School, Patrick served students at Niver Creek Middle School for eleven years. He holds a BA in History from Sonoma State University and an MA in Teaching and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Chris Hawkinson is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. Chris teaches English language learners at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, where she also serves as department chair. Previously, she taught high school English and journalism for 15 years and spent two years as a master teacher through the TAP system at a middle school. She is a National Board Certified teacher and the candidate manager, facilitator, and curriculum developer for the Colorado Springs District 11 National Board Certification candidate support program. Chris is a facilitator for the Colorado National Board Jumpstart program. She holds a BA in Language Arts from Peru State College, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University, a Principal License from the University of Phoenix, and an Endorsement in Linguistically Diverse Education from University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
Koli Jamerson is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellow. Koli teaches 1st grade at Altura Elementary in Aurora Public Schools, where she is the 1st grade team lead, is on the equity and engagement committee, and was a founding member of the restorative practices committee. Koli previously taught kindergarten at Altura, where she co-sponsored student council. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a BA in Political Science, received her MA in Education from Adams State, and attended the Boettcher Teacher Residency.