Staff Members Receive Praise as Teachers of the Year
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
The Board of Education honored each of them during Fantastic 49 festivities before their regular monthly meeting Aug. 9. Each staff member received a plaque with remarks summarizing their work in the district.
Every teacher spoke humbly when recognized. “I have to thank the staff I work with every day at Meridian Ranch,” shared Laura Anderson. “I can’t be my best without working with the best.”
Lori McCoy joined the team at Remington Elementary School only a few years ago. “The past three years have been the happiest of my career,” shared McCoy. “That’s because of Lisa Fillo and Sean Dorsey.”
SCHS teacher, Nathan Wood, also voiced gratitude. “Thanks to my team at school. I work with a great group of people … we are like a family,” he shared.
Congratulations to the following District 49 Teachers of the Year:
Laura Anderson - Meridian Ranch Elementary School
Jennifer Aubain - Springs Studio for Academic Excellence
Susan Beiner - Springs Ranch Elementary School
Layne Cerrone - Evans International Elementary School
Teresa Hinote – Academy for Literacy, Learning and Innovation Excellence
Carolyn Jones - Falcon Elementary School of Technology
Sheila Kelly - Odyssey Elementary School
Karen Leonhardt - Horizon Middle School
Tami Lupton - Woodmen Hills Elementary School
Lori McCoy - Remington Elementary School
Lura Moore - Skyview Middle School
Nathan Pearsall - Vista Ridge High School
David Ritz - Stetson Elementary School
Adrianne Ryland - Pikes Peak Early College
Tim Scheck - Falcon Middle School
Katie Stafford - Ridgeview Elementary School
Nathan Wood - Sand Creek High School
After selection as Teacher of the Year for their individual school, each D49 staff member completed a lengthy application to compete for Colorado Teacher of the Year. The state-level Teacher of the Year award will be announced late 2018.