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Teachers of the Year

Teacher of the Year
The purpose of the Colorado Teacher Award is to recognize the teaching profession by honoring distinguished teachers for their excellence in teaching.

Congratulations to the winners for the 2013-2014 school year!

Jeff Buck & Cari Erickson

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Jeff Buck

Social Studies Teacher

“I firmly believe that all students can learn. However, learning starts with the teacher in the classroom. I feel rewarded when I know that I am providing an atmosphere that is safe, which allows all students an opportunity to learn. I vary the modalities of learning in order to ensure all students the opportunity to learn. I think back to those three educators who influenced me, and I continue to challenge myself to foster an environment that is safe, challenging, enjoyable, and valuable. I focus on remaining positive, honest, fair, and bringing excitement to the classroom to afford all students an opportunity for success.”
~ Jeff Buck

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Cari Erickson

Social Studies Teacher

“Helping students to develop a deep love and respect for themselves, others, occurs through an open sharing of ideas and a judicious approach to discipline. When the voice of each student is heard, an environment evolves where students feel free to express themselves and relationships are established. I believe students have greater respect for their teachers, their peers, and the lessons presented when they feel safe and sure of what is expected of them and have a relationship with the teacher. In setting fair and consistent rules initially and stating the importance of every activity, students are shown respect for their presence and time. In turn they learn to respect themselves and others.”
~ Cari Erickson

Past Winners

​2012 - 2013 Paul Clinton & Molly Robbins
2011 - 2012 Dotty Dady
2010 - 2011 Derek Schreiner
2009 - 2010 Kelly Buffo




Other Past Winners include: Christine Archer-Davison, Lou Baldelli, Joe Brandstetter, Kevin Chatham, Tina Kruse, Christine Jones, Jenni Leisge, Pam Patrick, and Tom Southall. ​​​
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