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Fox, Jennifer

Jennifer Fox

Director of ASPIRE to Teach Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Affiliate Faculty, Teaching
  • Extended Studies


My very first foray into special education was as a high school student. My after-school and summer job was as a teacher's aide at a center for children with developmental disabilities. After graduating undergraduate school, I taught 7th grade special education in Washington D.C. on an alternative license. I attended George Mason University in the evenings to earn my license and M.Ed in Special Education. Following D.C., I headed to the Rio Grande Valley, TX to serve as a Special Education Program Director with Teach for America (TFA). TFA brought me up to Colorado where I served as the Director of Special Education for several years before transitioning to CU Denver where I created the ASPIRE Special Education alternative licensure program. I now serve as the Assistant Director at ASPIRE, and continue to oversee our Special Education programming.

Areas of Expertise

  • Special Education
  • Inclusion
  • Ability/Ableism
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Social constructions of difference

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Doctor of Education | University of Colorado Denver | May 2020
    • Leadership for Educational Equity
    • Emphasis: Urban & Diverse Communities
  • Master of Education | George Mason University | May 2009
    • Emphasis: Special Education
    • Graduate Certificate: Learning Disabilities & Emotional Disturbances
  • Bachelor of Arts | Susquehanna University | May 2007
    • Majors: Journalism and Political Science
    • Minors: French, Honors Program



Faculty Excellence Awards for non-tenure track teaching, School of Education & Human Development, CU Denver, 2019


Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division, Colorado Chapter

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