Staff

Congratulations to staff on their latest achievements!

Dwayne Schmitz
Dwayne Schmitz

Russ Brown, Poudre High School, has an article published in the May edition of The American Historian (published by the Organization of American Historians).  The article is entitled "Not Your Grandfather’s U.S. History Class: Abandoning Chronology and Teaching Thematically.”  Stephen Schell, a retired PHS teacher, is co-author of the article. 

Tony Espinoza, Poudre High School teacher, recently received the "Outstanding Community Member" award from Colorado State University.

Dwayne Schmitz, Director of Research and Evaluation, was presented with a “Friend of the College” by the CSU College of Health and Human Sciences. The award is in recognition of his support of research partnerships with CSU.

Eric Schmitz, Olander Elementary teacher and MTSS coordinator, recently completed a Principal Licensure program through Lamar University in Texas.

Tony Garcia
Tony Garcia

Tony Garcia, Lincoln Middle School science teacher and athletic director, ran and finished the Boston Marathon on April 19!

Melissa Dalrymple, Timnath Elementary teacher, received a master’s degree in Curriculum Studies from the University of Northern Colorado.

Tanya Alcaraz
Tanya Alcaraz

Julie Martin, Lincoln Middle School, was awarded a $1,000 Birnadine Mack Foundation Scholarship from the Colorado School Public Employees’ Retirement Association.

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Cynthia Kruse
Cynthia Kruse

Tanya Alcaraz, Fossil Ridge High School marketing teacher and DECA advisor, received a 2016 Association Chapter Advisor of the Year national award for excellence in integrating DECA’s program into course learning and supporting student achievement.

Cynthia Kruse, Blevins Middle School, was honored as a Teacher Tuesday from 99 The Point radio station on May 13. She was nominated by parents of a Blevins student and presented with the award by Jared Goldberg.


Lesher's Tom Dodd named Principal of the Year

Tom Dodd, principal of Lesher Middle School, has been selected as the 2016 Colorado Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives and a committee of his peers from the Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals.  

Dodd was selected based on his personal excellence, collaborative leadership, curriculum, instruction, assessment and personalization of learning opportunities for students. 

“I see this recognition as a validation of the hard work of our faculty and staff over the last 11 years to improve learning experiences and outcomes for our kids," Dodd said. "We’re all about excellence and equity." More...


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