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Charlotte Mendoza


In reflecting about my years at Colorado College, I relate especially to the poem that states: “…I have a past that is rich in memories.  I have a present that is challenging, adventurous, and fun because I am allowed to spend my days with the future” (I am a Teacher by Schlatter).  In my capacities as teacher, scholar, mentor, and administrator, I work with “the future” represented by the adults and children who are engaged in education in its broadest sense.  It is my professional and personal goal to contribute substantively to a more thoughtful, purposeful, and positive experience for all of the “audiences” with which I interact. I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.

Activities & Interests

2012 National Award: Distinguished Teacher Educator, Association of Teacher Educators

“Teacher Motivation: Drive and its Implications for Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and  Performance,” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, 2013

“Engaging Preservice Teachers in Metacognition: Try it Before Teaching it,” Association  of Teacher Educators Summer Conference, 2013

“Going Global: Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century World,” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, 2012

“Mentors and Mentees: Providing Support for the Future,” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, 2012

“Grouping Strategies for Turning 21st Century Learners into Critical Thinkers,” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, 2011

Regular Classes

ED150: Contemporary Educational Issues
ED218: Globalization and Education
ED470: Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary School
ED472: Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School
ED476: Teaching Literacy in the Secondary/K-12 School
ED479: Teaching Candidate Practicum
ED495: International Student Teaching
ED501: Student Teaching for Elementary School Interns
ED506: Internship in Elementary School Teaching (Director)
ED508: Internship in International Teaching (MAT only) 
ED530: Seminar for Elementary School Interns
ED570: International Teaching & Learning Institute 


    Ed.D., University of Rochester
    Ed.M., Harvard University 
    B.A., Queens College (City University of New York)