“This is where I’m supposed to be”

By PEBC / September 17, 2019

As a math and science teacher at William Smith High School in Aurora, Colo., Brendan Harrison says he consistently utilizes the training he received from PEBC. He credits PEBC with giving him the courage to step outside the box, from incorporating geometry to build a chicken coop with his class […]

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What does it mean to coach? Consider the 4 A’s

By PEBC / September 9, 2019

As I gasped through the end of my workout recently, I reflected on the conversation I had with my coach prior to the start.  We were using kettlebells, and I was unsure of which weight to select.  His feedback to me added clarity as to the purpose of the kettlebell.  […]

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Boettcher Foundation Makes Five-Year Commitment to the PEBC Teacher Residency

By PEBC / July 17, 2019

DENVER –On June 26, 2019 the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees approved a five-year, $2.75 million commitment to the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) teacher preparation.”We are thrilled about our continuing commitment to a program that has demonstrated success in preparing teachers for the demands of teaching,” said Boettcher […]

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PEBC Board of Directors Names New President & CEO

By PEBC / July 17, 2019

DENVER – In a unanimous decision, the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) Board of Directors has named Sue Sava as the new President & CEO of PEBC. “The Board of Directors determined that Sue Sava is the right leader for PEBC. She is well‐respected in education, extremely well‐versed on […]

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5 ways residency programs boost teacher preparation

By PEBC / June 11, 2019

Across the country, residency programs are growing in popularity to help address teacher shortages and in teacher preparation. These programs provide alternative licensure for educators who are often changing careers to work in high-need schools–particularly in rural communities–and in hard-to-fill subject areas. While some larger districts may run their own […]

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PEBC Superintendent Forum

By PEBC / June 3, 2019

In a rapidly changing economy, Colorado students will need skills that they can apply across a range of fields. But state systems don’t always encourage schools to provide career training or the so-called soft skills that will help students adapt over time. That was the message from five rural, urban, […]

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Three Ways to Show Teachers their Impact

By PEBC / February 12, 2019

I received this text message at 10:30 pm on a fall night from my freshman son at Colorado State University (CSU). In a flash, my husband and I were on the phone with Noah, who described the event as surreal. His buddies volunteered him to go out on the field […]

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PEBC Trained Teacher Earns Milken Educator Award

By PEBC / February 11, 2019

SANTA MONICA, Calif., — Fifth-grade teacher Angie Beavin knows how to meet the needs of her students at Peaks Mill Elementary in Frankfort, KY, and it all starts with reading. As the saying goes, reading is fundamental, but in the contemporary classroom you could add that data helps get the […]

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Autumn Wright

“Different from a traditional teacher program”

By PEBC / February 7, 2019

Autumn Wright’s life could have taken many paths, between IT, philosophy or teaching. A chance encounter with folks from PEBC, and an introduction to the teacher residency program, sealed her fate, and she has never looked back. “(The program) was different from a traditional college program,” Wright says. “I liked […]

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Sue Sava Joins Kindergarten NOW Coalition

By PEBC / January 18, 2019

PEBC’s Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Sue Sava, has joined Governor Polis’ Kindergarten NOW Coalition. The Coalition’s goal is to fully fund full-day kindergarten for all children in Colorado by Fall 2019.

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PEBC Trained Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

By PEBC / October 30, 2018

Meg Cypress, a Stanley Teacher Prep. alumna and fifth-grade teacher from Bradley International School in Denver Public Schools (DPS), was named the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year during a surprise assembly at her school on October 30, 2018. She was selected for the honor based on her energy and […]

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Boettcher Teacher Residency: Resident and Alumni Spotlight

By PEBC / September 28, 2018

In order to showcase the diverse talent and experiences of Boettcher Teacher Residents and Alumni statewide and provide a glimpse into the residency experience, we are proud to feature a monthly series spotlighting an alumni and resident each month. Resident: Matthieu Caldwell Mentor: Nicole Snelgrove School: William Smith High School in […]

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PEBC Promotion Announcement: Sue Sava to Vice President

By PEBC / August 15, 2018

We are proud to announce the promotion of Sue Sava to Vice President. She will retain her position as Chief Policy Officer. Sue joined the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) three years ago as the ED of Stanley Teacher Prep. She then became Chief Policy Officer and has been […]

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Classroom Setup: Establish The Learning Environment

By PEBC / July 30, 2018

While doing errands this weekend, I noticed many shopping carts filled with with pencils, glue and markers. This got me thinking about the start of the coming school year and all the feelings and expectations that accompany this new beginning. What other profession allows one the opportunity to start over […]

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Addressing Teacher Preparation and Retention in Rural Colorado

By PEBC / June 12, 2018

Colorado is one of many states dealing with the effects of an educator shortage. This challenge is especially prevalent in our rural communities, and, encouragingly, the state legislature this year took action, passing legislation and committing state dollars to better address this important issue. In one of the bills passed […]

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