Anja Kintsch Memorial Fund
June 28, 1968 - July 6, 2010
Anja was born in Stanford, CA, but lived most of her life in Boulder. A graduate of Boulder High School, she received a BA in Child Development from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. She was a BVSD teacher and assistive technology specialist in Boulder for nearly 20 years. In addition to working with the assistive technology team she also worked with members of the Computer Science Department at CU and with Google to develop new technologies and educational strategies for people with disabilities. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society and presented on assistive technology and literacy topics at local, national and international conferences. She routinely volunteered her time and talents to support the Colorado SWAAAC Program through committee work, contributions of professional development resources, and technical assistance. At the time of her death, she was working on an assistive technology evaluation for students with writing difficulties. Her close friends and colleagues have since completed that work, which can now be found on the SWAAAC website at: BVSD Assistive Technology Writing Evaluation.
Anja packed her life with rich experiences, including travel and living abroad, learning a new language, teaching, and dedicating her career to helping students with special needs. Anja shared her boundless love, empathy and expertise with family, friends, colleagues, and her many special education students.
If you would like to make a donation to the Anja Kintsch Memorial Fund to support school-age children with disabilities, please make checks payable to the CU Foundation and send to 1380 Lawrence St., Suite 1325, Denver, CO 80204 with ‘Anja Kintsch Memorial Equipment Fund/Assistive Technology Partners’ in the memo line, or click on the following link: