Colorado Avalanche February 2022 Teacher of the Month

Future GoalsTM Program

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Colorado Avalanche February 2022 Teacher of the Month


Amy Cullins Newman


Colorado Skies Academy

Classroom Team:

Tell us about yourself!

Amy Cullins believes that we all can be inspired to learn throughout our lives. She has created engaging learner-centered programs and exhibits for over 20 years at museums, summer camps, and after-school science programs throughout the region and at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Amy brings a drive for discovery in science and other areas, carefully crafting hands-on projects and lessons to empower learners to discover their own capabilities and love of learning. What she loves most about teaching is guiding students to discover their own passions and inspire life-long learning. The uniqueness of each learner leads to incredible innovations and is imperative to solving future challenges. Amy holds a Master’s Degree in Museum Education, studied Genetics at the PhD level and is pursuing an Alternative Teaching License through MSU.

Who is your favorite NHL® player and why?

Peter Forsberg – Incredibly talented, amazing team-player (and pretty cute too!)

What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?

I like the creative integration of the science and math lessons into a fun and interactive series of activities. This is my second year participating and I think the program is great!

If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?

I would be a Defenseman – checking line like an Enforcer – mostly because checking looks like fun and while I can skate, I think my scrappiness would help stop the opponent from scoring.