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Rosanne Fulton

Rosanne Fulton


Center for Urban Education
Extended Campus/College of Education and Behavioral Science

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Dr. Rosanne Fulton has 38 years of experience in public education. She served as chief equity and engagement officer in Aurora Public Schools; executive director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Denver Public Schools; director of schools in the Douglas County School District, and; K-8 principal in the Mapleton School District. 

At the beginning of her career, she taught middle and high school mathematics for 11 years. Additionally, she taught mathematics and teacher preparation courses at four different universities and colleges in Colorado including Colorado Schools of Mines, Metropolitan State University, University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado Denver. For nine years, she taught introductory and college algebra at Aurora Community College. In addition to her work in Colorado, she served as the assistant superintendent for K-12 Teaching and Learning in the Tacoma Public Schools in Washington State.

She currently serves as the director of the Center for Urban Education with UNC. The center is located in the Denver-metropolitan area and prepares teachers for early childhood, elementary and special education classrooms in urban schools. Dr. Fulton has devoted her career to addressing educational equity and meeting the needs of all students.  In each of these leadership roles, she has taught people of all ages and supervised central office leaders, principals, content specialists, school-based instructional coaches, teachers and classified staff.

Rosanne earned her undergraduate degree in Middle School Education at UNC, her master’s degree in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Colorado Denver; and, her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of Denver.


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