TEACHER RECOGNITION

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Great teachers inspire great learners. In fact, research shows that effective teaching is one of the most significant predictors of a student’s academic success. We reward and recognize the great teachers in the Golden articulation area schools through our annual Teacher Recognition Awards.

 

Two winning teachers will be awarded $1,000 each to go towards their classroom, a crystal apple, and recognition at their school.  They will also be acknowledged in local press/newspapers and among the Golden community. View the map below to see all the winners from past years. 

The 2021 winners will be announced soon! 

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Barb Casanova

Orchestra

"Ms. Casanova sparks musical interest in all of her students, which makes them excited about playing their instruments and being part of an orchestra, a team."

"She teaches us vibrato at an early age so that we will have enough time to develop it. I bet you haven't seen a 6th grade orchestra with almost everyone in the front row doing vibrato."

"I don't think there was a day when I left orchestra without a smile on my face. Mrs. Casanova is such a positive role model in our schools, and I really think she deserves this award because of how she has inspired the people around her."

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Sue Gilmore

First Grade

"[Mrs.Gilmore] is constantly evaluating her teaching strategies and is making adjustments although she is a very experienced teacher. She is strong and has high expectations, but is also so incredibly nurturing and kind."

 

"Remote learning came as a surprise to teachers and Sue jumped right in. She embraced this new dimension in teaching (even as a veteran teacher) and didn't resist. She took this new adventure as an opportunity to challenge her students. She is always questioning, always searching, always pursuing what is best for kids. "

Previous Winners by School

Previous Winners by Year

 

2020: Barb Casanova (Bell MS), Sue Gilmore (Mitchell)

2019: Natalie Fish (Welchester), Patti Nielson (Mitchell), Rob Phillips (Mitchell)

2018: Jennie Clarke (Kyffin), Andrea Pless (Kyffin)

2017: Jon Bromfield (Ralston), Nicole Perry (Shelton) 

2016: Willow Seely (Kyffin), Laurie Wingert (Shelton)

2015: Shannon Garvin (Golden HS), Joe Johnson (Shelton)

2014: Jayson Haberkorn (Bell MS), Jessica Somers (Ralston)

2013: Kira Jones (Welchester), Robin MacKinnin (Mitchell), Jeanie Maurer (Golden HS), Kara Tice (Ralston), Travis Walters (Kyffin)

2012: Carl Berg (Mitchell), Mary Ford-Doherty (Pleasant View), Cheryl O’Haire (Shelton), Brian Van Voorhees (Bell MS)