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Quality, Choice and Equity (QCE) Teacher Awards 2019-2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020  
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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 Chris Leeper at Eagle Ridge Academy in Brighton. Chris was chosen as the Quality, Choice, Equity teacher award recipient as a result of his passion and commitment for using innovative practices to support quality, choice or equity in the classroom.



Chris began teaching at Eagle Ridge Academy seven years ago. He teaches World History while spending summers teaching outdoor skills to teenagers. Chris was chosen as the Quality, Choice, Equity teacher award recipient for the many positive contributions he offers to the Eagle Ridge Academy school culture. Chris is committed to fostering an innovative and creative environment in the classroom. He is always striving to learn and grow to improve instruction for his students. Chris also serves on the school safety committee, working hard to ensure the school has effective safety plans in place. He leads the Healthy Schools Committee, serving as liaison with the authorizing district, and he has led efforts to add wellness to the Eagle Ridge Academy community with monthly professional development days.


Quotes from his nomination:

“Chris is a valued member of the school leadership team and contributes to the collaborative decision-making process,” a fellow colleague at Eagle Ridge Academy shared. “Chris is truly an exemplary teacher who has a passion for his subject area content, his students and for learning.”