42 teachers recognized for impact

11 Aug 42 teachers recognized for impact

August 11, 2015 — Forty-two Colorado teachers have been honored for the profound impact they have had on some of Colorado’s top students.

 The Boettcher Foundation recently hosted its annual Teacher Recognition Awards Program. The event allows each recipient of the 2015 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship to acknowledge the teacher who has impacted him or her the most. In the spirit of giving back to our communities, teachers who receive the honor are awarded a $1,000 grant from the foundation to be used toward an educational program or project to benefit students at their schools.

“Colorado’s kids deserve teachers who are driven and passionate about the work they do,” said Tiffany Anderson, the Boettcher Foundation’s scholarship program director. “The 42 teachers selected by our newest scholars have championed excellence in their classrooms, and we are proud to recognize them for helping our scholars get to where they are today.”

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship recognizes Colorado’s most talented students by providing them with a full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado college or university, allowing them to build a Colorado network and use their immense talents to improve our communities right here at home.

This year’s Teacher Recognition Award recipients are:

Teacher School District Nominating Student
Lisa McCone Pine Creek High School Academy 20 Natalie Kalin
Max Oliver Pine Creek High School Academy 20 Jacob Vendl
Curtis Gile Rampart High School Academy 20 Serene Singh
Tammy Strouse Rangeview High School Adams-Arapahoe 28J Anna Phan
Brandie Bellefeuille Limon High School Arickaree R-2 Isaiah Koolstra
Terry Bradley Fairview High School Boulder Valley RE 2 Ari Groobman
Robert Scott Peoples Fairview High School Boulder Valley RE 2 Anna Balaguer
Kurt Schaefer Peak to Peak Charter School Boulder Valley RE 2 Michael Voecks
Jeremy Kerns Byers High School Byers 32J Andrea Poliakon
Bill Summers Canon City High School Canon City RE-1 Claire Lamman
Kelli Buffo Cherokee Trail High School Cherry Creek 5 Sidharth Tyagi
Rachel Blowers Regis Jesuit High School – Girls Division Cherry Creek 5 Morgan Carter
Stephen Fernandes Smoky Hill High School Cherry Creek 5 Michael Anthony
Delia Medberry-Hagen William Mitchell High School Colorado Springs 11 Laveen Khoshnaw
Perry Beltrame Creede Jr/Sr High School Creede Consolidated 1 Delaney Brink
Andrea Wiseman Denver School of the Arts Denver County 1 Renee Mehlman
Jason Brookes Denver South High School Denver County 1 Daniel Renkert
Andrea Griffin Denver South High School Denver County 1 Madison Gawler
Laurie Buchanan George Washington High School Denver County 1 Sydney Burckhardt
David Ferguson Rock Canyon High School Douglas County RE 1 Vismaya Bachu
Matthew Gracey Rock Canyon High School Douglas County RE 1 Lauren Yehle
Mary Vasquez Eads High School Eads RE-1 Tori Uhland
Travis Brenner Englewood High School Englewood 1 Kayla Steffens
Michele Clemmensen Fowler High School Fowler R-4J Logan Snyder
Jackie Dorenkamp Fowler High School Fowler R-4J Blaine Larson
Joshua Seematter Northridge High School Greeley 6 Jacquelyn English
Chris Niemann-DeMink Standley Lake High School Jefferson County R-1 Sarina Phu
Benjamin Reed Standley Lake High School Jefferson County R-1 Cynthia Gutierrez
Craig Parrott Faith Christian Academy Jefferson County R-6 Aaron Aguero
Kit Sullivan Milliken Middle School Johnstown-Milliken RE-5J Hazel Hill
David Decker Littleton High School Littleton 6 Kelly Dinneen
William Arrington York International High School Mapleton Public Schools Veronica Fernandez-Diaz
Margaret Salazar-Muniz Centauri High School North Conejos RE-1J Indica Mestas
Christine Matthie Fort Collins High School Poudre R-1 Suraj Renganathan
Candice Musso Pleasant View Middle School Pueblo County Rural 70 Madison Price
Rachelle Eastep Pueblo West High School Pueblo County Rural 70 Winter Roybal
Sheila Sloan Pueblo West High School Pueblo County Rural 70 Amber Arline
Cole McGee Rye High School Pueblo County Rural 70 Austin Johnson
Scott Nykerk Glenwood Springs High School Roaring Fork RE-1 Sara Fleming
Janine Frazee Salida High School Salida R-32 Faith McKenna
Scott Kindt Berthoud High School Thompson R-2J Jonathan Schlagel
Kayla Steele Berthoud High School Thompson R-2J Sydney Levy

About the Boettcher Foundation

At Boettcher we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. For more information, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Kristi Arellano
303.285.6208
kristi@boettcherfoundation.org

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