Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from Midwestern State University in 2006. Colleen embarked on her calling to education six years ago at Thomas C. Marsh Middle School in Dallas, Texas where she currently teaches eighth grade students Reading and Language Arts. Marsh has been an exemplar for transformative urban education in the district. Marsh Middle School focuses students on the road to college while developing the whole child through superior extracurricular programs. Colleen serves as department chair and is a member of the instructional leadership team at her school. Colleen is looking forward to developing the skill set and knowledge it takes to lead educational transformation that brings just and equal educational opportunities to all students regardless of circumstance or background.