About Betsey Coleman
Learn more about Betsey Coleman and teaching creative writing and poetry to students:
- Read “Poetry Is Contagious: How I Teach My Students to Write Award-Winning Poetry”
- Read The Arab Weekly article on how a “Colorado Class Lifts the Veil on the Middle East”
- Read “Alumna Teaches Palestinian, Israeli Identity Through the Arts Fulbright”
- Watch this lecture on “Arts and Identity: Making Israel and Palestine real through the voices of artists and arts organizations” for the Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series at The University of Arizona:
Betsey Coleman has degrees in English from Pitzer College and the University of Michigan. Betsey has received scholarships from the English Speaking Union, the National Endowment for the Humanities, TEA ( Teaching Excellence and Achievement) Program, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Fulbright Program. Betsey has also taken courses at Oxford; Cambridge; McGill; the University of Besancon; Yunnan University; Hebrew University; and the W. B. Yeats Summer School in Sligo. She took part in a four week service learning project and studied Arabic in Damascus, and traveled to Cambodia as part of a TEA teaching exchange where she taught future teachers of English at Takeo Teachers Training College. Betsey taught freshman English, organized a playwriting institute for students, and was the upper school English Chair at Colorado Academy, an independent day school in Denver. Before coming to CA, she taught at Bishop’s College School in Quebec. Her interests are travel, global studies, theater, and her students’ creative writing. She has a daughter Phoebe Yu Chun, a son Charles, and grandchildren Victoria Jade and Thomas James. Her husband, Charles is a biologist who also taught at Colorado Academy.
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