Michelle Carpenter

High School Liaison

Michelle is an Advanced Placement Spanish teacher at Boulder High School who directs the Adelante! program for first-generation Latino students. In this capacity, she is instrumental in increasing graduation rates and student achievement, securing grant monies, and expanding educational offerings to facilitate student success in high school and beyond. She is actively involved in social justice issues confronting her students, especially first generation high school graduates.

Michelle has a BA from Boston College as well as an MA from the University of Northern Colorado and an EdS from the University of Colorado, Denver. She achieved National Board Teacher Certification in 2007. Michelle has served on the boards of directors of the Boulder Rotary Club, Share-A-Gift, Frequent Flyers Productions, the Milagros Scholarship Fund and the Boulder County Latina League. She has earned recognition from the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Zonta Foothills, the YWCA, Boulder Rotary Club and Impact on Education’s. She is proud to be the mother of Sarah and Tim, both DU graduates. Her hobbies include travel, reading, yoga and skiing.

Michelle Carpenter