Faculty, Non-Voting Member

Term Expires: June 30, 2022

"I absolutely believe in the power of community colleges to change lives. I've seen it happen student after student for the last thirty years."

Biography

Deidre Farrington Schoolcraft has been a member of the Faculty of English at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) since 1998 and has had a variety of leadership roles both within the college and at the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Currently, she is Chair of the SFAC and the Faculty Senate President at PPCC.

A Colorado native, Deidre grew up in Buena Vista and Canon City. She attended the University of Northern Colorado, graduating with a B.A. in English in 1990 and an M.A.in American Literature and Women's Studies in 1992.

After grad school, she moved to Tucson, where she taught at Pima Community College and the Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center. She returned to the Front Range in 1997 and has been happily living and teaching in Colorado Springs ever since.

She is a fierce advocate for students and faculty, believing in what bell hooks calls the "connected student." If all goes well, she will begin her Ed.D. in spring of 2022 through Texas A&M, where she will focus on bandwidth and equity issues for students at small colleges.