Michael Mazurana is an elementary school principal in Greeley, Colorado and an adjunct professor at University of Northern Colorado in the School of Teacher Education. He has over 20 years of experience in K-12 education with a dozen years as an administrator up and down the Front Range of Colorado including Poudre SD, Brighton 27J, Thompson SD and Greeley District 6. Michael has been fortunate to speak with educators across Colorado including the Education in Motion Conference at Colorado State University. Among Michael’s many passions are teacher retention and early childhood literacy. In 2017, he received the Outstanding Administrative Leadership Award from the Colorado Council International Reading Association. Michael is a 2015 graduate of the Tointon Institute for Educational Change Principal Leadership Academy. Michael is proud of his work with pre-service teacher candidates at UNCO and in working with many talented individuals to find creative ways to both recruit and retain current and future teachers in Colorado. Michael holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from University of Nebraska at Kearney, an M.A. in Elementary Education from University of Northern Colorado and received his principal’s licensure from Colorado State University.