Mother, Ph.D., Equity Fellow, teacher, marathon runner, running coach, Navy wife, writer & Lover of Wine
Dr. Colleen Green is an advocate for global equity in education. Colleen spent 14 years working with the High Tech High organization in San Diego, where she served as a school director at two of the high schools, teaching 9-12th grade humanities, serving as a Mentor teacher and teaching graduate classes in the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Beyond her work with HTH, Colleen has been involved in teaching and educator training abroad, in South Africa and Israel, and in the United States in Michigan, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, California, Florida and Texas. She was awarded the 2012 Teach With Africa Fellowship and was recently awarded an Equity Fellowship through Big Picture Learning and Internationals Network for Public Schools. She has taught at the University of San Diego and currently teaches online courses for Central Texas College. Colleen recently relocated to O'ahu, Hawai'i with her family this fall where serves as the Director of Accreditation and Licensing for the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. Colleen continues to work as an educational consultant providing trainings on project based learning, management for the active classroom, advanced project design, teacher training, school leadership and design, school culture, restorative justice, and methods of teaching writing and literature. She received an undergraduate from Grand Valley State University, a Masters degree from Bowling Green State University in Literature and Writing, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. When she is not writing, teaching, planning projects or training other educators, she works as a fitness and running coach, enjoys marathons and triathlons, and loves spending time doing just about anything outdoors with her husband and four year old daughter.