2014 Teach For America Corps Member, 2015 Sue Lehmann Teaching Fellowship Finalist
Project based learning, authentic performance tasks, social justice teaching
Sue Lehmann Teaching Fellowship Finalist, Teacher of the Month
Colorado State University, Political Science & Arabic Studies
Hailey McClure is returning to Denver after serving as a Connecticut Corps Member for Teach For America. In Connecticut, she taught 6th Grade Reading Language Arts at Windham Middle School. As a teacher, Ms. McClure successfully advocated for the inclusion of culturally responsive texts in the reading curriculum, and she developed a women’s empowerment curriculum for the middle school’s enrichment program. Ms. McClure also researched and implemented a multi-tiered system of support to empower students with social-emotional interventions which greatly reduced the number of suspensions and disciplinary actions. As a result of her efforts, Hailey was recognized as a national finalist for the 2016 Sue Lehmann Teaching Fellowship. In addition to teaching, Hailey was a leader in her community as a community organizer, advocating for Windham Youth. As a product of her organizing efforts, the Windham Boys and Girls Club steering committee was established and funded with the unanimous support of the Town Council. Happy to be back in Colorado, Hailey looks forward to continuing her work in education as a 5th Grade Reading teacher at KIPP Montebello College Prep. While teaching, she plans to build relationships with parents and families, and remain politically engaged in Colorado education policy. Her ultimate goal is to provide students with expanded opportunities for college and career success. Grounded in the values of justice and equity, she will continue to leverage her leadership and passion to serve all of Colorado’s children.