Colleen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Arizona State University and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Colleen’s past experience includes special education teacher grades 6-12, upper elementary classroom teacher, and middle-school flight instructor.
Colleen has been employed by Mesa Public Schools since 1987 and is currently working with the Science Department as K-6 STEM Coordinator and serves as a specialist for the award winning Space Integration Module/SIM. With a focus on curriculum design and professional development, Colleen has been instrumental in the development of the SIM program and promoting STEM education in Mesa Schools.
Most recent wards include PBS Teacher Innovation Award winner and recipient of the National Science Teachers Association's "Making a Difference" Award. Colleen is an elected Advocate with the Space Frontier Foundation, National Space Foundation's Teacher Liaison for the state of Arizona, Ideologist for the IDEA Museum in Mesa, Arizona, and member of the National Science Teachers Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and National Space Foundation.