Liberty Common Teacher Wins Quality, Choice and Equity (QCE) Teacher Award January 2019-2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020
The League supports all the charter school teachers at the 261 schools in the state who work every day to create high-quality educational outcomes for our students. Thank you all for your effort, attention, care, and instruction. We wish we could celebrate every single teacher in the state, but to begin with we’re working to celebrate one teacher each month in different parts of the state. We’ll be awarding a teacher of the month, through May 2020.
The League chooses this teacher through a competitive nomination process for the QCE Teacher Award which spotlights how teachers are increasing quality education for their students, or using innovative practices to support choice or equity in their classroom or community.
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Jeff Siener at Liberty Common School in Fort Collins
Jeff was chosen as the Quality, Choice, Equity teacher award recipient for his dedication to providing meaningful and motivating learning environments that inspire his students on a daily basis. He encourages his students through differentiated learning styles and provides the necessary tools for kids to be successful and independent as an experiential part of learning.
He began teaching at Liberty Common School in 1997, the year it opened its doors. He completed his Bachelors of Science degree in elementary education with a concentration in early childhood education from the State University of New York at Fredonia. During his career in education, he spent five years working as a Core Knowledge Consultant and in 2003, Jeff received the Colorado Distinguished Educator Award for Excellence in Core Knowledge Teaching. In 2013 Jeff was also named History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Quotes from his nomination:
“Jeff’s leadership along with many other roles at Liberty Common School have made him stand out as a master teacher,” a fellow colleague at Liberty Common School shared. “Jeff is a member of our Academic Advisory Committee which is a committee that discusses and approves curriculum for our school. His commitment to education and willingness to grow and improve as a teacher makes him a role model for other teachers to follow.”