Nancy Swan's

Most Excellent Academic Adventure

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Greetings everyone, I am Nancy and I am finishing myMasters of Special Education for December graduation at the University of Northern Colorado.  My PLACE will be taken June 3rd. I can't believe it took me so long to find my passion is teaching.  I also have an undergraduate degree in psychology and an MBA in Technology Management.  Technology is my other passion,  It is  Corporate America I can no longer endure.  My first career was in Marketing.  I had a consulting company in Chicago for about 10 years, but had to move back to Denver before I had to wear a lamp on my head to keep from getting depressed. My next career was in telecommunications which was fascinating, but again, Corporate America took all the fun out of it. Anyway, my job was to design big telephone systems for medium to large businesses.

Somehow I got a job teaching 9th graders at a day treatment facility. This was about as much fun as I have ever had and I knew SPED and teaching was for me. I am married with no human children but I have a chihuahua named Ramone, a lab named Celeste and 3 cats: Buck, Sylvester and Tony.

I am so excited to look at technology as a tool to help my future students to access their world.  I really think it is going to be a critical element for the success of all students and a crucial player for educational reform.

There you have it.  That's my story and I am sticking to it:)  Please peruse this website to get an idea of what I have been up to for the last couple of years and get an idea of how I intend to use this education to contribute to the lives of our future leaders. 



This portfolio was constructed with love and respect for the boys and girls it will be my privilege to serve and inspire on thier own "excellent adventure".  The buttons on the left will take you to a collection of artifacts that should give you a broad idea of my interests and abilities.  Please feel free to email me( or call me (303.355.4850) with your thoughts and questions. 


This is me on a visit to the wine country  

This Adventure has been an absolutely awesome experience for me. I am finishing my Masters degree in December 07 with my licensure in Special Education.  I would very much like to get to work as quickly as I can.  I have an alternative license (SOE) from the CDE, a substitute license and can get a TTE. If you see something here that makes sense, please contact me to explore possibilities. I am a forward thinking teacher with a state of the art education.  Let me show you what I can do!