2018 Boettcher Scholars Recognize Influential Teachers

2018 Boettcher Scholars Recognize Influential Teachers

DENVER, May 30, 2018 — Forty-two Colorado teachers have been selected as recipients of the Boettcher Foundation’s Teacher Recognition Award. The annual award honors the educators who have had the greatest influence on the 2018 class of Boettcher Scholars.

“The 42 teachers selected by our newest Boettcher Scholars have championed excellence in their classrooms, and we are proud to recognize them for helping our Scholars get to where they are today,” said Tiffany Anderson, the Boettcher Foundation’s scholarship program director.

As part of the Boettcher Scholarship program, which provides Colorado’s most talented students with scholarships to attend a Colorado college or university, recipients are asked to select the teacher who has impacted him or her the most. Each teacher honoree is recognized with a personalized plaque, a special tribute from the Boettcher Scholar who selected them, and a $1,000 grant to be used for a project or activity to benefit students at their school.

“We know that the success of our Boettcher Scholars is a direct result of the commitment made by their teachers, and this is a small but meaningful way of expressing our gratitude for their dedication to Colorado’s students,” Anderson said.

Award recipients are:

DistrictTeacher SchoolTeacher NameNominating Scholar
Academy 20Pine Creek High SchoolKate MargraveAustin Spafford
Adams 12 Five Star SchoolsLegacy High SchoolJennifer French-JurgensRae Winker
Adams 12 Five Star SchoolsMountain Range High SchoolIan SimpsonJessie Hiatt
Adams-Arapahoe 28JHinkley High SchoolSusan HartleyJosue Estrada Murillo
Alamosa RE-11JAlamosa High SchoolKatie MontagueLexi Wright
Aspen 1Aspen High SchoolGreg RoarkWill Pryor
Boulder Valley RE 2Monarch High SchoolKristin Kerr GannonZoe Woods
Boulder Valley RE 2Peak to Peak Charter SchoolAllen HanklaGia Tran
Cherry Creek 5Cherokee Trail High SchoolKevin Wills-KeelyTaylor Heap
Cherry Creek 5Cherry Creek High SchoolJocelyn Nguyen-ReedKylie Hunter
Cherry Creek 5Cherry Creek High SchoolJodi BestAna Mayordomo
Cheyenne Mountain 12Cheyenne Mountain High SchoolMeg FredrickElizabeth LaJoie
Colorado Springs 11Andrew Jackson ElementaryElizabeth Blanco*Alexis Harris
Colorado Springs 11Coronado High SchoolSarah JacobsJosh Sun
Denver County 1Denver School of Science & TechnologyLewis McAllBella Horton
Denver County 1Denver South High SchoolEric PunkaySophie Cardin
Denver County 1John F. Kennedy High SchoolPaul MahoneyTheresa Nguyen
Denver County 1Thomas Jefferson High SchoolJonathon Poole**Molly Jordan Little
Dolores RE-4ADolores High SchoolDave HopciaCameron Elder
Douglas County RE 1Highlands Ranch High SchoolDeborah LynchAndres Pulido
Douglas County RE 1Highlands Ranch High SchoolDavid WexlerMegan Koch
Douglas County RE 1Rock Canyon High SchoolAnna TesdahlShreya Nallapati
Douglas County RE 1ThunderRidge High SchoolOlivia HollandOcéane Mauffrey
Englewood 1Englewood High SchoolMark FornnarinoMaria Alsubhi
Granada RE-1Granada High SchoolJohn HopperTarin Kemp
Holyoke RE-1JHolyoke High SchoolJosh SchroetlinLuke Krogmeier
Jefferson County R-1Columbine High SchoolTracy SchwartzJackson Garske
Jefferson County R-1Wheat Ridge High SchoolKendra GothardJoe Whitney
Las Animas RE-1Las Animas High SchoolDavid ArmstrongMakayla Huffman
Littleton 6Arapahoe High SchoolKristin Leclaire**Griffin Hampton
Mapleton 1Academy High SchoolRobert Rodewald*Rafael Figueroa
Platte Valley RE-7Platte Valley High SchoolKirby MooreDustin Horn
Platte Valley RE-7Platte Valley High SchoolJennifer FlummerfeltHunter Thorn
Poudre R-1Fort Collins High SchoolChristine Matthie**Anuja Gore
Poudre R-1Poudre High SchoolJoe Fontana**Maddi Schink
Pueblo City 60Pueblo Central High SchoolJoanne GriegoPeyton Roth
Pueblo County Rural 70Pueblo County High SchoolFlo DownsElena Trujillo
Rocky Ford R-2Rocky Ford Jr./Sr. High SchoolKeri RobinsonJacklynn Snyder
St Vrain Valley RE 1JSilver Creek High SchoolJuliette ForbesJayson Brubaker
Yuma School District 1Yuma Middle SchoolBrenda Kloberdanz*Riley Meisner
n/a – Private SchoolMullen High SchoolTim DeNezzaGaby Brown
n/a – Private SchoolAlexander Dawson SchoolNate LordBen Deitsch

Contact: Kristi Arellano, 303.285.6208, kristi@boettcherfoundation.org

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.

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