Sarah Schantz, who teaches creative writing at the Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College, is the Adjunct Instructor of the Year at FRCC. She was honored at a meeting of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.

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Sarah Schantz

Schantz also works in the Writing Center. For someone who “grew up in a bookstore” – her parent’s Rue Morgue mystery bookstore in Boulder – you would think writing would come naturally, but good writing is hard work. Schantz is on the seventh draft of her second novel. Her first novel, “FIG,” was a Colorado Book Award winner.

Schantz teaches to give back. “I can show students the way to juggle being a writer in today’s world,” she says. “The reward for me is creativity. I’m constantly engaged in my profession. I’m honing my own craft.”

A graduate of FRCC, Schantz earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in writing and poetics from Naropa University.


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FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

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The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 137,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. The System Office provides leadership, advocacy and support to the colleges under the direction of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE).

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