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DENVER, May 18, 2020 — The Boettcher Foundation today announced that it is recognizing a group of standout Colorado teachers for their exemplary influence in educating some of the state’s top students. As part of the Boettcher Scholarship Program, which provides Colorado’s most talented students with scholarships to attend a Colorado college or university, the Boettcher Foundation also honors the teachers who have committed themselves to supporting the high-achieving students who compete for the scholarship. “We know that teachers are a critical component in the success of Colorado’s students,” said Tiffany Anderson, director of programs at the Boettcher Foundation. “For every student who leads a club, organization, or excels in the classroom, there is an inspirational educator behind the scenes who is motivating and accelerating that student's thinking." This year’s teacher honorees were selected by the 100 finalists for the Boettcher Scholarship. Each educator will receive a plaque, a personalized tribute from the student who selected them, and a $500 grant to be used for a project or activity to benefit students at their school. “These dedicated and passionate educators have championed excellence in their classrooms, and we are proud to recognize them for helping Colorado students to achieve their goals and prepare for their futures,” Anderson said. A complete list of the 2020 Teacher Recognition Award recipients follows. About the Boettcher Foundation: At the Boettcher Foundation, 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. 2020 Teacher Recognition Award Recipients School District High School Educator Name Academy 20 Discovery Canyon High School Janelle Watkins Academy 20 Pine Creek High School Kelly Newcomb Academy 20 The Classical Academy Kurt Mueh Adams 12 Five Star Schools Horizon High School Jason Stevens Adams 12 Five Star Schools Legacy High School Beth Bynarowicz Adams 12 Five Star Schools Northglenn High School (nominated by finalist from Stargate Charter School ) Kelly Lamsal Adams-Arapahoe 28J Rangeview High School Lorenzo Brown Boulder Valley RE 2 Boulder High School Nathan Hobbs Boulder Valley RE 2 Broomfield High School Zachary Hindman Boulder Valley RE 2 Broomfield High School Andrea Binion Boulder Valley RE 2 Fairview High School Peter Szameitat Boulder Valley RE 2 Fairview High School Paul Strode Boulder Valley RE 2 Fairview High School Tracy Brennan Boulder Valley RE 2 Peak to Peak Charter School Jacob Lehr Boulder Valley RE 2 Peak to Peak Charter School Andy Matthews Boulder Valley RE 2 Peak to Peak Charter School Allen Hankla Boulder Valley RE 2 Peak to Peak Charter School Nathaniel Kingsbury Boulder Valley RE 2 Peak to Peak Charter School Robert Hettmansperger Charter School Institute Animas High School Sara Price Charter School Institute Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins High School Collin Turbert Cherry Creek 5 Cherokee Trail High School Stephen Fromme Cherry Creek 5 Grandview High School Lise Olsen-Dufour Cherry Creek 5 Smoky Hill High School Katherine Palmer Cherry Creek 5 Smoky Hill High School Catherine Keller Colorado Springs 11 Doherty High School Jeff Neumeyer Colorado Springs 11 Doherty High School Rob Duensing Delta County 50(J) Cedaredge High School Craig Cerise Delta County 50(J) Delta High School Tonya MacKendrick Delta County 50(J) Hotchkiss High School Jeannette Carey Denver County 1 Bruce Randolph High School Melodie Koss Denver County 1 Denver East High School Angela Rivas Denver County 1 Denver Montessori Junior Senior High School Rachel Balkcom Denver County 1 Denver School of Science & Technology: Byers High  School Casey Andree Denver County 1 Denver School of Science & Technology: Green Valley Ranch Madison Perry Denver County 1 Denver School of Science & Technology: Montview Kailey Buttrick Denver County 1 Denver School of Science & Technology: Montview Hannah Hathaway Denver County 1 Denver School of the Arts Miranda Popp Denver County 1 Denver South High School Jennifer Redlin Denver County 1 George Washington High School Laurie Buchanan Denver County 1 John F. Kennedy High School Paul Mahoney Denver County 1 Skinner Middle School Christopher Martin Denver County 1 STRIVE Prep – SMART Grant Thomas District 49 Sand Creek High School Nathan Wood Douglas County RE 1 Castle View High School Tia Yaryan Douglas County RE 1 Castle View High School Monte Sutton Douglas County RE 1 Douglas County High School Kelsey Faletra Douglas County RE 1 Douglas County High School Matt Leach Douglas County RE 1 Highlands Ranch High School Deborah Lynch Douglas County RE 1 Mountain Vista High School Shannon Vance Douglas County RE 1 Mountain Vista High School Jody Lanterna-Lewis Douglas County RE 1 Rock Canyon High School Susanne Petri Douglas County RE 1 Rock Canyon High School (Note: now at Cherry Creek HS) Sanae Popplewell Eagle County RE 50 Battle Mountain High School Timothy Caudill Eagle County RE 50 Eagle Valley High School Hannah Shapiro Elizabeth C-1 Elizabeth High School Robyn Poirier Estes Park R-3 Estes Park High School Barton Tofany Garfield 16 Grand Valley High School Julie Lana Garfield RE-2 Coal Ridge High School Michael Schwager Greeley 6 Greeley West High School Lea Sanford Greeley 6 Northfield High School Peter Wright Greeley 6 Northridge High School Darrin Ekern Gunnison Watershed RE1J Gunnison High School Bob Howard Harrison 2 Atlas Preparatory School Christopher Novak Hoehne Reorganized 3 Hoehne High School Constance Hass Home School Saguache County Karen Hoffner Jefferson County R-1 Chatfield Senior High School Cathy Galindo Jefferson County R-1 D'Evelyn Jr/Sr High School Becky Paschke Jefferson County R-1 D'Evelyn Jr/Sr High School Briant McKellips Jefferson County R-1 Jefferson Academy High School Eric Thimsen Jefferson County R-1 Ralston Valley High School Marcus Pennell Jefferson County R-1 Standley Lake High School Jeremiah Coraggio Jefferson County R-1 Wheat Ridge High School Arik Heim Lake County R-1 Lake County High School Cody Jump Lewis-Palmer 38 Palmer Ridge High School Debra Breazzano Lewis-Palmer 38 Palmer Ridge High School Tyler Dall Limon RE-4J Limon High School Greg Scherrer Littleton 6 Heritage High School Nathan Ubowski Mesa County Valley 51 Palisade High School Jeff Mason Pawnee RE-12 Pawnee High School Bret Robinson Platte Valley RE-7 Platte Valley High School Tonya Davies Poudre R-1 Fort Collins High School Chris Lee Poudre R-1 Poudre High School Wendi Miller Private School Colorado Academy Luis Terrazas Private School Colorado Rocky Mountain School Jeremy Wolf Private School Faith Christian Academy Courtney Waters Private School Kent Denver School Bradley Jackson Private School Mullen High School Katie Abeyta Private School Resurrection Christian School Angela Smith Private School Saint Mary's Academy Anne Evans Private School Valor Christian High School Denise Paswaters Pueblo City 60 Pueblo Centennial High School Cheryl Farrer Pueblo City 60 Pueblo Central High School Joanne Griego Pueblo City 60 Pueblo East High School Christine Kurtz Pueblo City 60 Pueblo East High School David Henderson Pueblo County 70 Pueblo West High School Sheila Sloan Salida R-32 Salida High School Todd Bright Springfield RE-4 Springfield High School Renee Loflin St. Vrain Valley RE1J Apex Homeschool Shelly Cox-Robie St. Vrain Valley RE1J Niwot High School Teresa Ewing Swink 33 Swink High School Judy Jenkins Telluride R-1 Telluride High School Derek Engebretsen Thompson R-2J Berthoud High School Allison Lanter Thompson R-2J Loveland High School Gregory Morrison Walsh RE-1 Walsh High School Joe Mundell  ...

In an effort to expand the responsible stewardship of Boettcher Foundation resources, the foundation is seeking to engage skilled volunteers willing to use their talents to help us expand our mission. The following positions are currently open to alumni members of the Boettcher Scholar community. SKILLED VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT: 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. We are seeking highly qualified Boettcher Scholars and alumni to support us in this work through our new volunteer pilot program. Specific positions will be crafted around the areas of need described below in alignment with volunteer interest and experience. OPPORTUNITIES: Successful candidates will actively support foundation programs and operations, will receive project-specific training and will have the opportunity to work with Boettcher Foundation Staff and stakeholders on a variety of projects. Volunteers will also gain insight into the foundation’s mission and values, as well as its brand personality and leadership characteristics. Additionally, foundation staff will work with successful candidates to create further opportunities within the foundation for the volunteers to gain additional experience in areas of particular interest as they contribute to strengthening the Boettcher community and assist us in better meeting our mission of supporting the residents of the State of Colorado. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to attend public events as foundation representatives. EXPECTATIONS: While these part-time, unpaid positions will be designed to accommodate the volunteers’ individual schedules, the foundation will typically require a minimum duration of three months. Hourly commitments will vary by position. As these volunteer positions are specifically designed for volunteers to make meaningful contributions to the foundation, we will be relying on those selected to commit to the agreed-upon schedule and to inform their supervisor(s) of any upcoming changes to that schedule or work commitment with at least two weeks’ notice. Some work can be project-specific and may be done remotely. We assume that those seeking to work with the foundation desire to give back to their communities in meaningful ways, to have a positive impact on the foundation and on our stakeholders throughout Colorado and to do so in a manner that produces real outcomes worthy of their investing their time and energy. As such, we will be depending on successful candidates to be reliable, accountable and proactive in communicating with foundation staff. We also assume those seeking to volunteer with the foundation want to leverage their natural talents and professional skills and that they will look for every opportunity to take initiative and contribute. In turn, we will endeavor to co-create projects for volunteers that provide opportunities for them to put their leadership into action, to deepen their learning and to have a fuller impact on the foundation and the state. GENERAL SKILLS: The Boettcher Foundation is seeking candidates who possess the following: Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently Team-orientation and a willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the Boettcher Foundation Strong communication skills – written, in person and on the phone, depending on the role Computer proficiency (internet/e-mail and general computer skills) Reliable transportation for those positions requiring in-office work and staffing off-site events AREAS OF PARTICULAR NEED: Administrative Support The foundation has a variety of different priorities depending on the time of year, and each is underpinned by sound administrative practices. A volunteer in this position will have the chance to support staff and processes across the foundation by Assisting with the creation, formatting and word processing of materials, briefings and presentations to prepare for and then document various meetings Coordinating, scheduling and managing responses for internal meetings, retreats and other offsite functions and events Maintaining files and assisting in the maintenance and organization of permanent records and data management Drafting emails and talking points for pertinent staff phone calls or events Occasionally responding to and following up on telephone and email communications on behalf of staff Optimally, this position would be 8-12 hours/week in the office Data Entry Support Data entry support is essential to the foundation’s work in operations, finance, scholarship and grants. The following strengths are highly valued in providing support across all departments: Ability to quickly and consistently follow data entry processes to update and maintain foundation contacts and program tracking Specific strengths in accuracy and attention to detail Assist in maintaining files and assisting in the maintenance and organization of permanent records and data management Schedule and location for this position can be flexible. Some projects will require in-office hours Event Management The events coordinator will make sure that all the details are in place for our events, big and small. This individual will: Provide support for internal and external meetings, including logistical set-up, catering, location and any other needs that arise Staff offsite events to provide support for registration and event coordination Prepare materials and order supplies for both internal and external events Work location and hours for this position will vary according to season. Multiple large events are scheduled for August 2017 Finance and Accounting We are seeking a skilled volunteer to conduct a process flow analysis of our finance/accounting function to increase efficiency and effectiveness long-term. This includes, but is not limited to, reporting, transaction processing, private foundation regulatory compliance, accounting, tax, investment administration, treasury and insurance Work includes mapping out processes and making recommendations regarding efficiency and effectiveness, best practices, best use of resources and related internal controls Knowledge and experience with organizational structure, finance, accounting systems and project management is required Optimally, this position would be 8-12 hours/week in the office Receptionist The receptionist is critical in establishing a sincere, friendly and welcoming greeting for our guests. We are a very high-touch organization, so making sure we welcome people warmly is incredibly important in our office. This individual Serves as the primary point of contact for all office operations Conducts professional and warm interactions with both internal and external stakeholders (greets, welcomes and assists all visitors) Responds to all incoming telephone, email and mail communications, handling them or forwarding them to appropriate staff, as necessary Ideally, this would be one day per week in the office NEXT STEPS: To be considered for one of our pilot positions for skilled volunteers, please email the documents listed below to Lynnea Louison (Lynnea@boettcherfoundation.org) by 5:00 p.m. on June 1. Interviews for selected candidates will be scheduled on an individual basis. If you are interested, please forward: A cover letter that explains your interest in a volunteer position the particular area of need that you’re interested in filling for the foundation the skills and qualifications that make you a compelling candidate A current resume If you have any questions, please contact Lynnea via email or at 303.285.6206....