Seven high school educators receive statewide recognition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:00am
five star proud

Recipients receive Teacher Recognition Award from The Boettcher Foundation

On April 2, 2019, The Boettcher Foundation announced a group of standout Colorado teachers from across the state for their impact and dedication to students. Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to be home to seven of this year's Teacher Recognition Award recipients. The seven recognized educators come from five of the district's high schools:

  • Dave Cialone — Horizon High School 
  • Brian Espinoza — Legacy High School
  • Jennifer Dumas — Legacy High School
  • Lori Egan — Northglenn High School
  • Kasey Nunn — Northglenn High School
  • Jessika Muñoz — Stargate Charter School
  • Ann Putsche — Thornton High School

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, programs director for Boettcher Foundation. “For every student that leads a club or organization, there is a teacher who works late to supervise that organization. For every student who takes an independent study, there is a teacher who is spending extra hours guiding and supporting that student.”

This year’s teacher honorees were selected by 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 2019 Teacher Recognition Award recipients can be found at https://boettcherfoundation.org/.

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.