2016 Jared Polis Foundation’s Teacher Recognition Award Honorees

Amy Dewberry, KIPP College Prep Montbello, Denver, charter school: 4 years teaching Special Education. She was nominated by her principal.

Christie French, Peak to Peak K12, Lafayette, charter school: 9 years teaching 1st grade. She was nominated by a teacher colleague.

Clark Burton, Niwot High School, Niwot, St. Vrain Valley School District: 9 years teaching Government and Geography. He was nominated by a student.

Coert Ambrosino, Alsup Elementary, Commerce City, Adams 14 School District: 6-year teacher; teaches 5th grade. He was nominated by his district coach.

Jackie Schiferl, La Junta Jr/Sr High School, La Junta, East Otero School District: 25 years teaching, 8th grade. She was nominated by her principal and a city employee.

Leah Arvanitis, Boulder Prep, Boulder, charter school: 8 years teaching Health and Life Skills. She was nominated by her principal.

Linde Chappelle, Mountain Sage Community School, Ft. Collins, charter school: 2 years teaching 5th grade. She was nominated by a parent/colleague.

Lisa Moore, Murphy Creek Elementary, Aurora, Aurora Public Schools: 6 years teaching, 1st grade. She was nominated by a teacher colleague.

Loren Floming, Emerald Elementary, Broomfield, Boulder Valley School District: 30 years teaching, 5th grade and Physical Education. He was nominated by his principal.

Paige Kraus, Foothills Elementary, Colorado Springs, Academy School District 20: 34 years teaching, STEM Coordinator. She was nominated by a parent classroom volunteer.