Betsy Blohm

Dean of Naropa College & the Graduate Collective
Academic Affairs, Executive Leadership Committee
Listen to "Contemplative Education & Multicultural Education"
BA Elementary Education
EDU150, Foundations of Education for a Diverse Society / EDU245, Critical Multicultural Education & Contemplative Pedagogy / EDU375, Assessment for the Diverse Learner K-12 / EDU220, Theories, Strategies & Assessment for CLD Students K-12 / COR315, Collective Liberation Seminar

Betsy Blohm taught in K-12 public schools for ten years teaching Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Spanish as a world language earning the 2017 UNC Language Teacher of the Year Award. She believes education should be a practice of liberation and empowerment. She specializes in multicultural education and culturally responsive teaching as well as community engagement strategies and inclusivity. Throughout her career she has founded a Latinx Student Union, a Spanish-speaking Parent Coalition, a Seal of Biliteracy program, and a Heritage Spanish program. She is also an education consultant around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Betsy finds fulfillment in helping students connect with their strengths and building authentic relationships. She believes excellent teaching is grounded in self awareness and attunement with one’s students and contemplative-practices are essential to those abilities. She lives in Boulder with her husband and stepdaughter and Australian cattle dog. She enjoys being in nature, playing soccer, and practicing yoga.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

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Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.