State Awards UNC $50,000 Rural Education Grant
UNC and its partners were awarded a $50,000 grant from federal funds by the Colorado Department of Higher Education to boost recruitment and retention of educators in rural areas.
Assistant professors of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Development Jacob Skousen and Amie Cimienski will collaborate on the grant with the East Central and Northwest boards of cooperative education services. Together they will develop rural leader learning communities. The initiative’s activities will include providing professional development for teacher mentors to support new teachers, creating a learning community for principals and superintendents, and developing an effective principal pipeline of rural school teacher-leaders.