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​Celebrating teacher excellence in Cherry Creek Schools

Congratulations to the Cherry Creek Schools 2015 Distinguished Teachers! Thirty-five exceptional educators were recognized by the Colorado Awards Cherry Creek Chapter at the 2015 Distinguished Teacher Tea, held March 18 at Grandview High School.

Chapter chairman Emmett Cruson welcomed past and present honorees, their families and friends to the event. Congratulations and words of thanks were delivered by Dr. Harry Bull, superintendent; Jim o’Brien, Board of Education president; Sheryl Cunningham, Cherry Creek Education Association president; and Kris Ciccolo, Parents’ Council secretary. 

Then principals introduced their schools’ 2015 Distinguished Teachers, describing their deep commitment to children, the fun and creative ways they engage students, the support they offer to colleagues and the positive relationships they develop with parents.

Congratulations to:
Natalie Dean – Antelope Ridge Elementary
Alyssa Larson – Aspen Crossing Elementary          
Lisa Puckett – Black Forest Hills Elementary
Devyn Nettingham – Canyon Creek Elementary
Karen Graham – Coyote Hills Elementary
Stephanie Simpson – Dakota Valley Elementary
Liese Hottenroth – Highline Community Elementary
James Christensen – Homestead Elementary
Sarah Frederick – Ponderosa Elementary
Judy Geiger-Jennings – Summit Elementary
Craig Schell – Sunrise Elementary
Michele Wetherbie – Trails West Elementary
Amy Bainbridge – Campus Middle School
Garrett Weekley – Campus Middle School
Frances Flicker – Falcon Creek Middle School
Jonathan Benson – Fox Ridge Middle School
Stephanie Pratt – Fox Ridge Middle School
Caitlin Montoya – Horizon Community Middle School
Clare Ingolia – Laredo Middle School
Angela Smith – Liberty Middle School
Caitlin Kindred – Prairie Middle School
Chen Wu – Prairie Middle School
Justin Cole – Thunder Ridge Middle School
Nicole Alters – West Middle School
Neil Guy – Cherokee Trail High School
Julie Scheffel – Cherokee Trail High School
Adam Cave – Cherry Creek High School
Denise Oliver Lantz – Cherry Creek High School
Richard Blankman – Endeavor Academy
David Frantom – Eaglecrest High School
Tom DeConna – Grandview High School
Christine Jauregui-Citte – Grandview High School
Niccole Guagliardo – Overland High School
Jason Bowdre – Smoky Hill High School
Marci Delimont – Smoky Hill High School

Posted 3/19/2015 3:07 PM
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