Teacher Partners

Current and Former

 
Elizabeth Hazle   Carbondale Middle School   5th Grade Language Arts Teacher   Liz partnered with VOICES on our first-ever Storyteller Project in 2016. Liz is passionate about bringing creativity to the way students read, write, and think.
 

Elizabeth Hazle

Carbondale Middle School
5th Grade Language Arts Teacher
 

Liz partnered with VOICES on our first-ever Storyteller Project in 2016 and every year since! Liz is passionate about bringing creativity to the way students read, write, and think. 

Working with Renee and Voices was a wonderful experience! Renee was extremely flexible and open to planning a unit that would meet the needs of my students and align with our learning targets as well as what we were working on.
 
Photo Credit Roaring Fork School District

Photo Credit Roaring Fork School District

Grace De La Sala

Carbondale Middle School
ELL Teacher

Grace is a teacher partner on our Storyteller Project at Carbondale Middle School. She was named the 2019 English as a Second Language Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education.

 
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Lucia Campbell

Glenwood Springs Middle School
ELL Teacher

Lucia worked with us to design a personal narrative writing project at GSMS with the aim of disrupting negative stereotypes of immigrants and immigration. The project involved visual journaling, all-school storytelling assemblies, and writing. Lucia also opened her classroom to theater workshops designed to build confidence and language skills.

As a result of this collaboration, I have seen students grow more confident about sharing their writing.  The on-demand/improvised nature of writing exercises have helped to reinforce the notion of writing as a process with a purpose that is first and foremost about generating and sharing ideas.  The interactive activities have given students a sense of immediate feedback about their writing. Our unit work is much richer as a consequence.  I appreciate that VOICES is not an added but rather an integrated and enriching element to our class.
 
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Leticia Ingram

Basalt High School
ELL Teacher

Leticia opens her classrooms each year for six-week drumming workshops for her newcomer students. Leticia was one of only 45 teachers across the nation to win a 2019 National Geographic fellowship.