From the Director
Dear Alumni and Friends,
As I reflect on the events of the past year – the global health pandemic and tragic loss of lives; wildfires that changed the landscape across the state of Colorado; physical isolation; remote work; political uncertainties; and so much more – my heart remains heavy, yet hopeful. Although this year has been incredibly challenging, it has shown me how truly committed our faculty, staff, and students are to the important work of educating and caring for the hearts, minds, and bodies of our children, youth, and adults.
As I shared at this time last year, it is imperative that we continue to use our power and privilege to combat and dismantle unjust and oppressive systems and practices. At the same time, we must pay attention to the impact these systems and practices have, not only on our own mental, emotional, and physical well-being, but the well-being of those around us as well. This is certainly no easy task, but one that we must embrace. As educators, we have both the opportunity and the responsibility to make the world a safer and more inclusive place for all.
As this newsletter highlights, our faculty, staff, students, and alumni continue to make deep and lasting impacts, locally and globally. As always, I remain humbled to lead the School of Education in this important work.
I look forward to continuing to learn from and work with each of you in the days and months ahead.
In solidarity, hope, and joy,
Susan C. Faircloth, Director
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