Longmont Estates Elementary’s Jessicca Shaffer and Indian Peaks Elementary’s Jamie Lockwood win teacher recognition awards

Congratulations to Jessicca Shaffer and Jamie Lockwood for being chosen as 2018 Jared Polis Foundation Teacher Recognition Honorees!

Mrs. Shaffer is the STEM Coordinator at Longmont Estates Elementary School and Mrs. Lockwood is a third grade teacher at Indian Peaks Elementary School. The two educators were selected as honorees along with nine others by the Foundation and program’s selection committee. The committee felt the nominations clearly demonstrated that Jessicca and Jamie are caring, effective and dedicated teachers.

During National Teacher Appreciation Week, the Foundation will present Mrs. Shaffer and Mrs. Lockwood with the following gifts and grants:

  • $1,000 discretionary award
  • $500 technology award
  • $1,000 teacher-directed school grant
  • Jared Polis Foundation’s crystal apple award

Both Mrs. Shaffer and Mrs. Lockwood will be using funds from the award to enhance STEM and design thinking curriculum at their schools. Mrs. Shaffer will be using the award to purchase several robots for Longmont Estates Elementary. Mrs. Lockwood will be using the award to enhance the iLab and new school garden at Indian Peaks.