Kellie Palmblad (MAT 2014) has received the 2013 Nancy Petry Grant from the Institute of International Education in Denver. At $5,000, Kellie has been awarded the largest grant possible. She will further her knowledge in Secondary Language Art and Literature Education next spring in either New Zealand or Norway.
Kellie Palmblad is a graduate candidate for the Master of Arts degree at Colorado College. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This spring she will be traveling abroad to finish her student teaching in either New Zealand or Norway. This will mark the beginning of her work in instruction as an international educator. Her passion for education and the arts was ignited in 2006 when she began her work in elementary special education. She is now doing her masters work in English Language Arts and is completing research in the uses of creative writing instruction. The importance of integrating global education and cultural diversity through personal connection is part of Kellie’s personal teaching philosophy. Kellie is also a writer, musician and artist. She is deeply honored to have been selected by IIE for the Nancy Petry Award.