Foundations of Empowered Teacher Leadership

  • March 11, 2017
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Cooperative Community Schools


Foundations of Empowered Teacher Leadership

~ A Free Workshop for Northeast Denver Educators ~

Get ready for inspiring, interactive, powerful, professional learning around teacher-powered structures.  You will leave with tangible ideas to put into practice in your classroom, your school, and knowledge about how to keep students at the center of all your decision-making.

Refreshments will be served and Childcare will be provided.

Workshop Facilitators:


Roya is a self-directed and innovative educator with a passionate commitment to student development. As a “teacherpreneur,” she divides her work between teaching students and designing systems-level solutions for public education. Her 22 years of educator experience ranges from teaching K-12 students in urban public schools and juvenile detention centers, to lecturing at a community college.

Roya has extensive expertise in curriculum design, differentiated instruction, individual educational plans, intervention strategies, multicultural awareness, data-driven instruction, student assessment, gifted and talented programs, student-centered instruction, teaching at-risk students, standard-based program instruction, and project-based learning. In addition, she has served as a board member in charge of writing grants for the architecture, construction, and engineering mentorship program for high schools (2009-2011).


Deborah is a passionate educator and entrepreneur. She is the founder and executive director of the Dr. Justina Ford STEM Institute where she implements and fosters academic learning in sciences, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for elementary age girls of color in northeast Denver.

Deborah is very active in her community. She is a member of Inclusion Planning Committee for Colorado Alliance Environmental Education (CAEE). She also serves as part of the Wise Council for Share Colorado/Civic Canopy where she supports a community inclusive movement for high-impact, sustainable health outcomes in north Denver.

The constituencies that Deborah is serving are representative of the students and families served by CCS. As a member of the CCS advisory board, she helps to ensure the CCS curriculum meets diverse developmental, cultural, linguistic, and education needs of our students. She also assists CCS in outreaching to diverse communities for the recruitment of prospective teachers.

With panel of experts on teacher leadership. 


Event Details: 

March 11, 2017, 1:30 to 4:00 pm  
Green Valley Ranch Library,  
4856 Andes Ct., Denver, CO 80249

Cooperative Community Schools (CCS) is a proposed grades K-8 public charter school that plans to serve a diverse population in northeast Denver, Colorado. CCS is an inclusive, progressive, student-empowered, teacher-led, community-based, and efficient educational system that combines academic rigor with hands-on application. Our vision is to prepare students to be engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders by developing core values that cultivate passion, creativity, and collaboration. CCS empowers diverse students to develop a sense of purpose by making positive, sustainable contributions to their communities. This visionary school is set to open in August 2018.

We look forward to serving our Denver community.

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  1. I am wanting to come together and collaborate for the greater good of our students (African American Students) who are experiencing social emotional challenges. I hope that this is a topic that will addressed.

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