Another group of District 49 teachers and staff members received accolades from the board of education and D49 leaders during Fantastic 49 festivities Oct. 8 at the Creekside Success Center. Building and department leaders nominated the Teachers of the Year, Support Stars and Service Stars for their 2019-20 contributions that led to top honors within the district.
The celebration honored educators and staff members from the Falcon and POWER Zones. Teachers of the Year, Support Stars and Service Stars from the Sand Creek Zone, iConnect Zone, central office, PEAK Education Center and employees who serve students districtwide were celebrated last August.
To honor the preferences of those recognized, some honorees attended the festivities in-person, and some participated by watching the live stream.
Congratulations to the following D49 staff members from the Falcon and POWER Zones:
2020 Teachers of the Year
Melissa Armstrong, Meridian Ranch Elementary School
Amy Balk, Falcon Middle School
Lauren Besler, Woodmen Hills Elementary School
Kylee Gross, Odyssey Elementary School
Joe Hites, Vista Ridge High School
Rachel Jeffrey, Skyview Middle School
Lisa Jones, Stetson Elementary School
Kadie Murray, Bennett Ranch Elementary School
Freddie Reid, Falcon Elementary School of Technology
Stephanie Wessel, Ridgeview Elementary School
2020 Support Stars
Donica Allen-Wells, online learning coach/mentor, Vista Ridge High School
Tricia Burley, administrative assistant, Falcon Zone
Kim Carle, paraprofessional, ALLIES
Lori Cunningham, library assistant, Stetson Elementary School
Matt Denning, building custodial assistant, Meridian Ranch Elementary School
Nikki Eldard, attendance secretary, Falcon High School