Outstanding in her field

Add “Outstanding Environmental Educator” to Fort Lewis College’s list of accolades. This Sat., March 3, FLC Associate Professor of Teacher Education Kay Phelps will be recognized, along with about a dozen others across the state, by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE.) Each year, the nonprofit organization honors exemplary educators and programs that help set a new standard for learning.

Phelps, who joined the college in 2011, teaches elementary science methods, science for educators, and literacy and arts integration. She also advocates for STEM equity, and science and art integration, promoting the critical role the arts play in stimulating creativity. Prior to joining FLC, Phelps was an elementary teacher in Cortez and Dolores. She also taught in the United Kingdom as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher. In addition to the Fulbright grant, Phelps has received the Outstanding Research Award from the International Alliance for Invitational Education.