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Jing Qiu
Teaching Policy Fellow
STRIVE Prep - Federal

Jing Qiu is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Colorado Policy Fellow. Jing teaches 6th grade math and English language development at STRIVE Prep - Federal in Denver, CO. She serves on the school’s CH-ISA team, is a member of the network’s DEI council, and was previously the 6th grade math chair for the network. She earned her MEd in Teacher Education in 2017 from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education as a Harvard Teacher Fellow and graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with a degree in economics.

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Sarah Seaman
Senior Fellow
DSST: Conservatory Green High School

Sarah Seaman is a 2021-2022 Colorado Senior Policy Fellow and a high school math teacher in Denver, Colorado. She teaches AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, and is the Mathematics Department Chair at DSST: Conservatory Green High School. Sarah was named Master Teacher, an honor given at the network level that consists of a combination of time spent in education, student growth, content excellence, and commitment to equity. She is currently a Senior Fellow for Teach Plus Colorado. Sarah has taught and developed curriculum for math subjects from 6th Grade Math to AP Calculus. Sarah is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BS in Secondary Mathematics and Sciences.

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Kenton Shimozaki
Teaching Policy Fellow
STRIVE Prep - Federal

Kenton Shimozaki is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Colorado Policy Fellow. Kenton is a middle school social studies teacher at STRIVE Prep – Federal in Denver. He teaches 8th grade world studies and journalism, and serves as the family engagement coordinator. Previously, he supported the development of project-based learning curriculum for U.S. history with inquirED. Kenton graduated from Harvard College with an AB in Social Studies, and received his EdM through the Harvard Teacher Fellows program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Tracey Shipman
Teaching Policy Fellow
Denver School of Science and Technology Green Valley Ranch High School

Tracey Shipman is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Colorado Policy Fellow. Tracey teaches 9th and 10th grade math at DSST Green Valley Ranch High School in Denver, CO.  She serves as a mentor teacher and sponsors the student school Board of Education program. She has held various teacher leadership positions including 9th grade house leader and content leader for integrated math 2 across her network. Tracey has received honors as a Master Teacher in her network. She is a Teach for America alumna and a graduate of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (N.A.A.T.E) program. She earned her BA in Public Policy from The George Washington University and her MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Concentration from the University of Colorado- Denver.

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Madison Stockton
Teaching Policy Fellow
Southmoor Elementary School

Madison Stockton is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Colorado Policy Fellow. She currently teaches 3rd grade literacy at Southmoor Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. She is a member of the internal leadership team as the team specialist of equity-centered school culture. Madison has collaborated closely with district equity leaders to create a strategic community plan focused on family engagement and culturally responsive teaching. Additionally, she has designed and implemented professional development units for teachers centered around cultural awareness and fostering learning partnerships. Previously, she also taught fourth grade literacy for three years at Southmoor. Madison earned her MA in educational leadership and policy studies and principal license from the University of Colorado-Denver. Before that, she graduated with honors from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in elementary education and a minor in writing.

 
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Peggy Wallace
Senior Fellow
Columbine Elementary School

Peggy Wallace is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Colorado Senior Policy Fellow and teaches inclusive kindergarten at Columbine Elementary School in Woodland Park. Peggy is a longstanding member of the School Accountability Committee and Instructional Council. She was the Preschool Director and Early Interventionist for 13 years prior, leading change in District Child Find practices, guiding classes for early childhood professional development, and establishing community connected roles for family support. Peggy graduated from Ball State University with a BA in Early Childhood Education and received her MA in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

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