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2019 Colorado Charter Schools Hall of Fame
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2019 Colorado Charter School Hall of Fame nominations!

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Colorado Charter Schools Hall of Fame 2019

Charter School Leader of the Year

The Charter School Leader of the Year Award recognizes an individual directly involved with a charter school (e.g., board member, administrator). Nominees should demonstrate significant influence in developing or maintaining a charter school, improving school accountability and performance, or driving other aspects of school excellence.

 

2019 Finalists

  • Chad Miller (Pinnacle)
  • Erin Kane (American Academy)
  • Dr. Penelope Eucker (STEM School Highlands Ranch)
  • Brandon LaChance (North Routt Community Charter School)
  • Lindsey Neiman (Mountain Middle School)
  • Brittney Stroh (Atlas Preparatory School)
  • Mary Faith Hall (Thomas MacLaren)
        
Charter School Educator of the Year 

The Charter School Educator of the Year Award recognizes a charter school educator who is exceptionally dedicated to closing the achievement gap and preparing students for success now and into the future. Nominees should demonstrate a superior ability to teach and inspire in students a love of learning, and lead in collaboration with their colleagues and their charter school community to put student success in the forefront of their work.

 

2019 Finalists

  • Lauren Martinez (Mountain Song)
  • Haley Wolfe (CIVA Charter)
  • Phil Emma (Pinnacle)  
  • Jeff Siener (Liberty Common)
  • Chris Leeper (Eagle Ridge)
  • Erin Wahler-Cleveland (Atlas Prep)

 

 

 
Most Valuable Charter Contributor

The Most Valuable Charter Contributor Award recognizes a charter school staff member, volunteer or parent who is making a significant impact in their school. Nominees should demonstrate exceptional leadership in and commitment to charter school operational excellence in areas such as finance, human resources, accounting, facilities food services, student activities, etc. The ideal nominee should also demonstrate a passion for charter school excellence and growth.

 

2019 Finalists

  • Violeta Apodaca (Pinnacle Charter School)  
  • Jan Thirlby (Ross Montessori)
  • Amee Austin (Mountain Middle School)
  • Anna Turnbull (Pinnacle Charter Schools)
  • Caryn Braddy (Vision Charter Academy)
  • Dan Kurschner (Mtn Song Community School)
 
Charter School Authorizer Award

The Charter School Authorizer Leadership Award recognizes an active or retired charter school authorizer (school district or Colorado Charter School Institute) employee or administrator with a strong commitment to school choice. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to high levels of student achievement and advocacy on behalf of charter schools.

 

2019 Finalists

  • Terry Croy Lewis (CSI)
  • Chris Fiedler (27J)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Advocate of the Year 

The Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated significant influence in the public policy arena. The nominee may be working in advocacy, policy, organizing or other areas which grows, supports or protects the charter school movement. Nominees may be celebrated for a specific action, program or project OR may be nominated for a long-time approach or dedication to the space in advocacy and policy. 

 

2019 Finalists

  • Jesse Hutt (Animas High School)
  • Sherry Price (Independence Academy Charter School)
  • Hugh Fowler (CCA and Imagine Classical)
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

In addition to the Colorado Charter Schools Hall of Fame, the Colorado League of Charter Schools will honor someone who has demonstrated dedication which grows, supports or protects the charter school movement. Nominees may be celebrated for a specific action, program or project OR may be nominated for a long-time approach or dedication to charter schools. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award winners will be notified in early February and will be recognized at the Colorado Charter Schools Conference 10am on March 1.