Education Foundation honors outstanding SVVSD teachers

Each spring, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley hosts the Tribute to Teachers, which honors and recognizes the excellence of our teachers. Students, parents, colleagues and community members are invited to nominate teachers, and three from each school are selected to attend the event as finalists. During the event, one teacher from each school receives an Encore Award and a $100 gift card. Additionally, several teachers are honored as Spotlight educators and one as Teacher of the Year for their outstanding efforts on behalf of their schools and students. The evening includes dinner and awards, and this year features a performance by local favorites FACE Vocal Band.

Last year’s nominated teachers stood out as being passionate about teaching and impacting the futures of those they teach; for meeting with students outside the normal classroom day to make sure those who are struggling get the extra help they need; for teaching and respecting their students, parents, and colleagues; and for creating safe spaces where students can learn and grow as students and individuals. Charlie Garcia, the 2017 Teacher of the Year, was recognized for 40 years of nurturing every child and investing himself in their success.

The Education Foundation for St. Vrain Valley provides resources and educational opportunities to enhance student success and teacher excellence within the St. Vrain Valley School District. Their programs supplement the traditional education experience in ways that maximize the effectiveness of teachers and result in enhanced student achievement in an increasingly complex and competitive worldwide environment.

Encore Award nominations may be submitted online through April 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.