Gerardo Munoz Announced as Keynote Speaker for UNC's Future Teacher Conference 2022
Gerardo Muñoz, a Student Voice Lead and Social Studies teacher at Denver Center for International Studies at Baker in Denver Public Schools, is the 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
Muñoz has taught middle and high school students at the Denver Center for International
Studies at Baker for nearly twenty years. His courses include History, Ethnic Studies
and Student Voice and Leadership, all of which emphasize student-led, teacher-powered
pedagogy and praxis
In over two decades as a classroom teacher, Muñoz has worked to impact communities inside and outside of the school building. As Executive Producer of Too Dope Productions, He produces the podcasts Too Dope Teachers and a Mic (cohost with Kevin Adams), Habitually Disruptive, and the Exit Interview. His perspectives have been sought by various nonprofit and state agencies, particularly in the areas of racial equity and teacher diversity, and he is an active member of EduColor and the National Education Association. In 2020, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic Muñoz ran three solo marathon distances to raise money for community organizations. Muñoz earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and Latin American studies from the University of Colorado, as well as a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction from the University of Denver. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Denver.