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Teacher, community leader honored as Asset Champions
Educator Mary Pratt and community leader Doug Ashley were honored as Asset Champions by the Community Asset Project (CAP) for their long-time dedication to children and our community.

Pratt, who has been a teacher at Creekside Elementary for 18 years, was recognized for her work to promote a caring, inclusive environment at Creekside that supports all students. In her nomination of Pratt, parent Heather Wahlstrom talked about the impact Pratt had on both of her children. “My oldest son told me ‘Mrs. Pratt was always incorporating fun into her classroom while she taught us valuable life-long lessons.’ My youngest son told me ‘Mrs. Pratt always believed in me (and all the students) and she taught me that I could do anything I set my mind to.’”

Doug Ashley serves and supports youth through his role as Executive Pastor at Greenwood Community Church and as a member of the CAP Board for the past six years. Ashley has held many positions on the board, including serving two terms as president.

“Because of Doug’s leadership, we saw continued growth in the size of our signature events – the First American State Bank Fitness Festival and the Family Wellness Summit,” said fellow CAP board member, Steve Cohen. “As a result, CAP was able to provide more resources to the Cherry Creek Schools Wellness Office to support the health and wellbeing of our students.”

The Asset Champion Awards are presented several times a year by CAP, which is a non-profit partner of the Cherry Creek School District. CAP positively impacts more than 51,000 students and their families through youth leadership training, Positive Behavior Supports, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, suicide prevention and other important programs. For more information, visit

Posted May 24, 2013.

Posted 5/24/2013 3:40 PM
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