Congratulations to the following Poudre School District staff and schools for their accomplishments!
Kelly Suto and Tim Lenczycki, PHS chemistry teachers, facilitated a three-day workshop about integrating computer simulations into the curriculum. PSD middle and high school science teachers attended the workshop, which was held in July at Colorado State University under the direction of Dr. Michelle Strout, CSU computer science professor.
Tony Espinoza, PHS teacher, served as a team leader/supervisor at the College Board AP Spanish Language Reading in Cincinnati in June. He was a PEA delegate at the National Education Delegate Assemby in July at Washington D.C. In addition, he was a facilitator at the International Community Builders Teen Leadership Training workshop in July.
Joe Fontana, PHS assistant principal, recently earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership from CSU.
Tracey Bean, Werner Elementary gifted and talented teacher, attended the Mickelson/ExxonMobile Teacher's Academy in New Jersey in July 2012. Two hundred 3rd-5th-grade math and science teachers were selected to attend (out of 1,200 applicants) to increase their knowledge base and discover new ways to get students excited about math, science and careers related to those fields.
Carolyn (Lyn) Karnes, Rice Elementary teacher, with her husband and 3 children raised over $1,000 for Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network's (FAAN) during their Walk for Food Allergy in Denver.
Amy Laney, Red Feather Lakes Elementary teacher, completed her master’s degree in Reading from the University of Northern Colorado in May 2012.
Ross Thomas, Rice Elementary 5th-grade teacher, earned a master’s of education degree in Educational Administration over the summer.
Beth Knees, Kruse Elementary gifted and talented coordinator, earned a master’s in English from Colorado State University in May 2012.
Susie Wiebers, Eyestone Elementary instructional paraprofessional, graduated from Regis University with a Liberal Arts degree and received her K-6 teaching license in July 2012.
Susanne Martino, Preston Middle School math teacher, earned a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado.
PSD teachers Kim Smith (Blevins Middle School); Julie Otto (Olander Elementary School); Katie Fitzpatrick (Bacon Elementary School); Amy Currier (Blevins Middle School); and Pam Davenport (Olander Elementary School) each graduated with a master’s in Reading Education from Regis University.
Kurt Knierim, Rocky Mountain High School social studies teacher, earned a second master’s degree in American History from CSU in May 2012; acted as a consultant for the Delphi education project at Stanford University in June 2012; attended the Gilder-Lehrman seminar featuring historian Joseph Ellis in Massachusetts; attended a conference if adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado in Denver (CU Succeed Gold program) in July 2012; and acted as a project consultant for Opera Fort Collins for their production “Daughter of the Regiment” in August 2012.
Bauder Elementary was recently featured in a Parenting magazine article about great education. Check it out!
Preston Middle School was recently recognized in a feature article in the August/September issue of Parent & Child magazine as one of the “Coolest Schools in America.” Check out the cool schools website!
Poudre School District's Financial Services Department received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.