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Kris Stanec


Contact Information

Watch Digital Storytelling from the CC Education Department and Kris' Power of the Arts course.

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at Colorado College since 1995
  • Director of K-12 Programs, Education Department, Colorado College, since 2010
  • Director, Partnership for Civic Engagement, Colorado College
  • Art History Teacher, Swiss Semester for Tenth Graders, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Director, College Aiding Program, Education Department Colorado College
  • Arts and Humanities Teacher, Grades K-5 Pioneer Elementary, Academy School District Twenty, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Director of Visual Art, Noteworthy Arts: developed curriculum, trained teachers and taught an after school program used in 60 schools in Los Angeles, CA
  • Fifth grade Teacher, Pioneer Elementary, Academy School District Twenty, Colorado Springs, CO

Inservices, Workshops and Conference Presentations 

  • 2013 - Connecting Cultures and Communicating About Diversity Through the Arts for Teachers and Professionals. Educating Children of Color Summit.
  • 2011 - Arts Mission Statement: Rationale, Development and Accountability. Eagleview Academic Arts Academy.
  • Critical Thinking and Creativity
  • 2011 - Changing Paradigms - Using the Arts to Increase Critical Thinking. Boulder Valley School District.
  • 2011 -Exploring Paradigms - Integration of the Arts. Friends' School, Boulder.
  • 2010 - Changing Student Paradigms. Colorado Art Education Association.
  • 2008 - Digital Storytelling as an Artistic Medium. Colorado Art Education Association.
  • 2008 - Choice Words: Building Relationships with Kids. CC Funquest staff.

Regular Classes

ED121: Youth Empowerment
ED210: Power of the Arts in Education
ED370: Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities
ED400: Integrating Educational Technology
ED403: Advanced Independent Study
ED475: Content Methods for K-12 Educators - Art
ED479: Teacher Candidate Practicum
ED490: Advanced Research
ED502: Student Teaching for Secondary School Interns
ED531: Seminar for Secondary School Interns 

Kris Stanec


M.A.T., Colorado College, Elementary Education.
Masters Research Theses:

  1. Environmental and Installation Art in Elementary School Settings
  2. Let Us Fly: Schoolwide Enrichment Programs as Model for Gifted Children.

B.A., Colorado College, Psychology. 
Minor: Theory and Practice of the Arts

Click here for Kris's CV