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Our Principal

My name is Dr. Colleen Urlik, and I couldn’t be more honored to be a Hulstrom All-Star!  This will mark my third year as a member of this amazing community.  For the past two years, I have served as the Assistant Principal, and, this year, it is my privilege to work alongside each of you as the Interim Principal. 
Prior to joining the Hulstrom community, I was a Teacher, a Gifted and talented Cluster Teacher, an Instructional Coach, and a Gifted and Talented Liaison.  I hold several degrees, including a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from CSU, a Master’s of Art in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Literacy from CU, and Doctorate in Education in Curriculum Studies and Instruction with a specialization in Gifted Education from DU.  I also sit as an Executive Board Member on the Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented and work at both the state and national level for gifted education and policy.  My passion for gifted education is also highly personal.  Both of my children are identified as gifted, so I live giftedness daily from the parent perspective. 
Each of these experiences have impressed upon me the importance of providing stimulating curriculum and instruction in content to awaken curiosity and engagement.  Equally critical is providing instruction to promote growth socially and emotionally.  Growing all aspects of a child, the whole child, is the pathway to ensure each child can reach his or her goals and dreams.  All these are our goals at Hulstrom, and I know I am working alongside the best staff to achieve these goals!
I’m so excited for this year!  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have a comment, question, or concern!!

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Dr. Colleen Urlik

Principal
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My name is Dr. Colleen Urlik, and I couldn’t be more honored to be a Hulstrom All-Star!  This will mark my third year as a member of this amazing community.  For the past two years, I have served as the Assistant... Read More