The Mile High City has been a hub for education innovation for over a decade. Relay, a unique graduate school of education, brings this same entrepreneurial spirit to Denver. Our graduate students will join a strong community of professionals dedicated to deliberate practice, thoughtful discussion, and outstanding outcomes for children.

Therese Zosel-Harper

As dean of Relay Denver, Therese Zosel-Harper oversees all aspects of teacher preparation in the Mile High City. Before joining Relay Denver, she served as Relay New York's Assistant Dean of Students, and as an Assistant Professor of Practice for four years. Prior to joining Relay, Zosel-Harper served as a high school social studies and adolescent literacy teacher at Peace and Diversity Academy in the Bronx, NY, where she was placed as a Teach For America corps member. Zosel-Harper earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Oregon’s Clark Honors College. She earned her M.S.T. in Teaching Social Studies at Pace University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Dean Therese Zosel-Harper
A female graduate student raises a hand in a class session led by Dean of Relay Denver Therese Zosel-Harper.
Program Spotlight: Relay Teaching Residency

Relay Denver has partnered with local public K-12 schools to launch the Relay Teaching Residency. The program provides a clear pathway into a career in teaching. Residents will teach under the guidance of a master teacher in their first year and become full-time teachers in the second year of the program.  

Relay Denver
4130 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211
United States
(720) 423-9883