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Dr. Holly Porter named Director of the Year

Dr. Holly Porter, director of English Language Acquisition (ELA) for Cherry Creek Schools, has been named 2014 Director of the Year by the Colorado Department of Education’s Office of Language, Culture and Equity. The award recognizes outstanding teaching and exemplary professional service by educators of English learners.

“Dr. Porter is an outstanding example of innovative leadership and has led our district to powerful transformation in the way we deliver programming for English learners,” said Dr. Robyn Duran, executive director of Excellence and Equity for Cherry Creek Schools. “Under her guidance CCSD has seen increased growth and achievement for English learners.”

“Dr. Porter believes that all English learners deserve a rigorous, challenging education,” said the ELA Language Program coordinators, Lori Dietrich-Sayler, Lisa Drangsholt, Julie Ignacz and Meg Lucero. “Her goal is that EVERY student in our district receives quality instruction that will not only help him or her achieve, but to excel academically.”

Porter has presented nationally on issues involving English learners and also serves on the No Child Left Behind Advisory Board, the Title III Advisory Board, the Colorado Association of Educational Specialists Board and several Colorado Department of Education committees. She volunteers her time and bilingual skills for the Colorado Community Church.

Porter received the Director of the Year award at the CDE Language, Culture and Equity Academy on April 24. Congratulations Dr. Porter!

Posted April 25, 2014.

Posted 4/25/2014 10:02 AM
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