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"Celebrating the Past and Shaping the Future
of MSU Denver's School of Education"


September 11th, 2015
Tivoli Turnhalle
(Invitation only)

For more information, contact Maggie Emerson

For details on the event, visit the "Summit 2015 Overview" page.

Join Chalkbeat Colorado and the School of Education for
Chalkbeat’s Back-to-School Social” following the Summit!

Where: The New Tivoli Brewery & Taproom (Auraria Campus - Tivoli - 2nd floor)
When: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Auraria Campus is conveniently located off of all six light rail lines and the Larimer Transitway-12th street bus stop.
If you prefer to drive, we recommend parking in the Tivoli Garage but there are several different options available to you, please see our campus maps



Summit 2015 Overview

Teacher Education was one of the original programs when MSU Denver opened its doors in 1965. On September 11th we will spend time looking back at our history in teacher education, although we will spend most of the day looking to the future. The main purpose of the summit is to provide a forum for our stakeholders and others who are informed and interested in education in Colorado and the country to express their views and insights into the School of Education’s role in advancing PreK-12 education in the state – and teacher preparation writ large. Our goal is to be a preeminent school of education, and bringing together various constituents to inform us is a major step in that direction. The summit is also a part of the development of the School of Education's strategic plan.

The audience will include superintendents and assistant superintendents, teachers, principals, representatives from various non-profit organizations, legislators, faculty and staff, and others who have a vested interest in PreK-12 education and Teacher Preparation. There will be a panel discussion moderated by Elaine Gantz Berman and includes Tom Boasberg, Katy Anthes, Elizabeth Hinde, and Teri Crump. Mayor Michael B. Hancock will also be in attendance and say a few words. The audience will have opportunities interact with faculty and others from the university, and provide thoughts about teacher preparation and the role of the School of Ed in preparing teachers and educational leaders in Colorado. In addition, Chalkbeat is going to host a Welcome Back Happy Hour in the Tivoli TapRoom following the summit.

Ms. Anthes was appointed Interim Commissioner for Achievement and Strategy at CDE in July 2015. Since 2011, Anthes has been CDE’s executive director of educator effectiveness and has led CDE’s efforts to evaluate, support and retain highly effective educators in Colorado. Ms. Anthes has been responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the state’s educator evaluation and development system, pursuant to Senate Bill 10-191. In her past position as a partner with the Third Mile Group, Anthes led and researched major education initiatives for state, district and national organizations on a variety of ‌education issues and projects including; the Colorado School Leadership Academy Board, the Expanded Learning Opportunities Commission and as an evaluator for several district education programs across the state. Anthes worked with numerous national education organizations at The Third Mile Group, such as the Council for Chief State School Officers, the National Governor’s Association, The National Commission for Teaching and America’s Future, American Institutes for Research, and many more. Prior to founding the Third Mile Group, she had seven years of research, policy work and leadership experience at the Education Commission of the States focusing on school and district leader effectiveness.

Anthes holds a Ph.D. in public policy and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Colorado, Denver. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Oregon.

‌Since being unanimously appointed as Superintendent of Denver Public Schools (DPS) in January 2009, Tom Boasberg has led the district's efforts to accelerate its progress in student achievement and better serve the families of Denver.

‌Over the past five years, the district has posted record enrollment increases (with a higher rate of enrollment growth than any other major urban school district in the country), increased its four-year graduation rate by 20 percentage points, dramatically expanded the number of preschool and full-day kindergarten slots and continued the student-achievement gains that began with the creation of the Denver Plan in 2005. Since the start of the Denver Plan, DPS has gone from being the district with the lowest rate of student academic growth among major Colorado districts to the district with the highest rate of academic achievement growth for both students in poverty and middle class students. The District has also more than doubled the number of its students taking and receiving college credit for Advanced Placement courses. And, it has cut its drop-out rate in half.

Denver has sought to release the talents and entrepreneurial energies of the community's educators, fostering the creation of 60 new district-run and charter schools during Boasberg's term. To meet the needs of all the city's children, Denver has established three core equities for all its public schools - both charter and district-run - equity of opportunity, access and responsibility, and accountability. For its leadership, Denver was chosen as the host of the first national District-Charter Collaboration Conference.

Before DPS, Boasberg worked for eight years at Level 3 Communications, where he was Group Vice President for Corporate Development, responsible for the company's mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Boasberg spent his first three years at Level 3 in Hong Kong as Senior Vice President for Asia Corporate Development and Head of the Asian Lines of Business, establishing and running operations in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Prior to Level 3 Communications, Boasberg served as legal advisor to Reed Hundt, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. At the FCC, he was responsible for devising policies and rules to open up the US and international telecommunications markets to competition. He also played a leading role in the establishment of the E-Rate program, which provides over $2 billion a year to high-poverty schools across the country to pay for telecom and Internet services.

Prior to the FCC, he served for three years as chief of staff to Lee Chu-Ming, chairman of Hong Kong's largest political party, working on constitutional and political issues relating to Hong Kong's change of sovereignty in 1997. He helped draft Hong Kong's election law and Bill of Rights and successfully advocated for fairer treatment of the Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong. A speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, he also worked as a junior high school English teacher in Hong Kong's public schools and played semi-professional basketball in Hong Kong.

He earned his B.A. in History summa cum laude from Yale College and J.D. with Distinction from Stanford Law School.

Ms. Teri Crump is currently a kindergarten teacher in the Adams 12 Five Star School District. Ms. Crump holds a bachelor of arts degree in Behavioral Science with an Elementary Education Licensure, an associate of arts degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia, and is currently working towards a Master's in Education degree in Creative Arts in Learning. In addition, she is a Mimio Certified Trainer.  ‌

Teri is a native of Colorado where she is proud to have attended Adams 12 Five Star Schools from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. During time away from school she enjoys traveling, country dancing, attending concerts, social media, and spending time with her beautiful family (especially her adorable niece and cute nephew). She is thrilled to be starting her sixth year at the STEM Magnet Lab School.

Elaine has dedicated her professional work and community service to improving the lives of Colorado's children.  She served 8 years on the DPS Board of Education, including 4 years as its president, and just completed 7 years on the State Board of Education. Elaine worked for 18 years at The Piton Foundation, and currently is a Senior Philanthropic Strategist with The DeBoskey Group. Elaine has served on many ‌boards and commissions, and helped to found the Colorado Children’s Campaign, The Adoption Exchange, the Colorado Non Profit Development Center and the Colorado Education Initiative. Elaine is currently on the MSU Denver Board of Trustees.

Michael B. Hancock became Denver, Colorado’s 45th mayor in July 2011 and immediately began to transform Denver into a more globally competitive city. With the fifth-busiest airport in the United States serving more than 53 million passengers per year, Mayor Hancock is leveraging Denver International Airport to make the entire Denver region a major gateway to the world.

Mayor Hancock has secured five new, nonstop international flights, including Tokyo, Mexico City and Reykjavik, bringing a combined $167.4M in economic benefits to the region. These routes are opening new connections between the Rocky Mountain West and Asia, Europe and Central America.

‌To help the Denver area compete in the global marketplace, Mayor Hancock also is working to create a bustling Airport City and Aerotropolis, which will create more than 30,000 new jobs over the next 20 years. The first phase of these initiatives includes a new 500-room hotel and transit center at the airport, as well as a 20-mile rail line linking Downtown Denver with DIA.

Mayor Hancock was also recently named as the first Mayor to serve on the FAA’s Management Advisory Council, where he will bring Denver’s ingenuity to the table as he works to advance major issues on behalf of DIA, other airports and the aviation industry. He also now serves on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Transportation Committee.

Mayor Hancock worked with regional leaders to secure a new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Downtown Denver. The Patent Office will generate nearly $440 million in economic benefits over the next five years and establish Denver as a hub of innovation in the high-tech and advanced-industry sectors – something Mayor Hancock calls Denver’s Ideas Economy. The Mayor has also developed strategic short- and long-term business plans to support and grow Denver’s diverse, intelligent and forward-leaning businesses in emerging industries such as clean energy, bio-technology, telecommunications, aerospace and healthcare. Denver’s economy is at the forefront of American cities, offering among the strongest job and housing markets in the U.S.

The Mayor believes there is nothing more important than helping every young person in every neighborhood compete and succeed in the 21st Century economy. He is aligning all City departments with nonprofits, businesses and educational organizations to better prepare all children for every stage of life through new initiatives such as the Denver Children’s Cabinet and Denver Education Compact.

As Denver and cities across the country emerge from the recession, Mayor Hancock is committed to creating economic opportunity and eliminating inequities and disparities. Top priorities include reducing homelessness, increasing affordable housing options, strengthening workforce training partnerships with community colleges, and finding solutions to chronic mental health and substance abuse challenges in the community. Mayor Hancock has also brought meaningful reform to the Denver Police Department by establishing new leadership that has reorganized the department to get highly trained officers out of the office and back onto the streets. These steps together strengthen Denver’s unparalleled quality of life.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Michael Hancock served on the Denver City Council for eight years, including two as City Council President. In his early career, he worked for the Denver Housing Authority and National Civic League, and was the youngest President of an Urban League chapter in America. Mayor Hancock is 44 years old and the proud father of three children: Alayna, Jordan and Janae. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for more than 20 years.

Elizabeth Hinde is Professor and Founding Dean of the School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Prior to coming to MSU Denver, she was Director of the Division of Teacher Preparation at Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, one of the largest teacher preparation programs in the country. Along with her work in teacher education, she specializes in social studies education. ‌She is the author of multiple publications concerning social studies education, curriculum issues, and teacher preparation. Dr. Hinde was a featured speaker at the Educational Research Center Conference in Dubai, UAE in April, 2013, and is a 2013 graduate of Harvard Institute of Higher Education's Management Development Program. Dr. Hinde has been recognized nationally for her work in curriculum development and integration and has conducted numerous presentations at the state, national, and international levels. She was a member of the National Geographic Assessment Committee of the 21st Century Roadmap for Geographic Education Project and was research director of the Arizona Geographic Alliance's Geo Literacy and GeoLiteracy for English Language Learners programs. She was also a member of the curriculum development team of the Sandra Day O'Connor Our Courts: 21st Century Civics project, now In addition, in 2005 Dr. Hinde received the National Council for Geographic Education's (NCGE) Distinguished Teaching Award and is the 2010 recipient of the Geography Excellence in Media Award by the NCGE. She is on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Directors of the National Council for the Social Studies, is past-president of the Arizona Council for the Social Studies, a Teacher Consultant with the Arizona Geographic Alliance, sits on the editorial boards of a number of journals, and is active in numerous state and national professional organizations.

Dr. Brian Sevier is the new Associate Dean of Education at Metro State University, Denver. Most recently, Brian was the Colorado Department of Education’s Director of Standards and Instruction; leading a team of ‌k-12 content specialists in supporting Colorado educator’s transition to the Colorado Academic Standards. In addition to his work at the state level, Brian was an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education and the Director of the Elementary Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to UNC, Brian was an Associate Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Across his educational career, Brian has published in numerous journals and texts representative of the curriculum and instruction spectrum. Brian has a strong background in standards, curriculum, instruction, and professional development through his work at the state level, his experience in developing/designing educator preparation programs, and his classroom and district-level experiences in Colorado schools.

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