Phone: 303-655-8977


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts - Literature: Humboldt State University (CA) Master of Education: Portland State University (OR) Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy (Minor in Secondary Education): Roanoke College (VA)

Cole Gelrod


A little about me: I am originally from Annapolis, Maryland, where I spent the first 18 years of my life. I attended Roanoke College in Salem, VA for undergrad, where I played lacrosse and majored in Philosophy, with a minor in Secondary Education. After graduating, I spent several months living in Australia and playing more lacrosse. I came back stateside and worked for two years at Franklin & Marshall College in PA as a Men's Lacrosse Coach and Admissions Counselor. I then uprooted my life and headed to graduate school in California at Humboldt State University, where I earned a Master's in Literature. While I worked on this degree, I taught several collegiate classes and got the taste for teaching.
After finishing at Humboldt State and marrying my wife, we relocated to Portland, OR. In Portland, I pursued a Master's degree in Education. When this degree was complete, we decided to relocate again, and I landed a teaching job at PVHS. I love working at PVHS, where I teach College Composition 1 & 2, College American Literature after the Civil War, and College Ethnic Literature. I am also the Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator and run Prairie View's Academic Support Center.
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