Chopra receives teacher educator award

By Staff

Ritu Chopra, executive director of the PAR2A Center and associate research professor at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), received the 2012 Colorado TED Excellence in Teacher Educator Award at the Courage to Risk Conference in Colorado Springs in January.

The Colorado TED Excellence in Teacher Educator Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to one of the following: (a) teacher education in special education, (b) preparation of future leaders and/or quality educators, and (c) research supporting the preparation of teachers and/or delivery of services to children with disabilities, legislative leadership, and scholarly works.

Chopra received the recognition for being a local and national role model in the field of special education for aspiring educators. She accomplishes a magnitude of work preparing paraprofessionals, teachers and other educators to serve students with special needs. Her impressive scholarship includes funded grants and contracts, book chapters, refereed articles, technical reports, published conference proceedings and a multitude of invited and refereed presentations.