Stapp Interstate Toyota is a pillar of the community and continuously supports St. Vrain Valley’s students, teachers, and staff. This school year marks the fifth year of “Stapp Inspires,” an initiative supporting organizations that help make Northern Colorado remain one of the best places to live.
During this campaign, an educator from St. Vrain Valley School District is selected each month and recognized for their tireless efforts to support and inspire our communities’ youth. Erin Maldoff, special education teacher, at Alpine Elementary was nominated for January’s STAPP Inspires Educator Award.
“Erin is a phenomenal special education teacher who exudes positivity. She has a huge heart and a great deal of empathy for our students with special needs. Her calming presence is a gift for students, parents, and other teachers as well. She is a problem solver who can help guide students to be their best. She sets high standards for her students and coaches them to set high standards for themselves. I love seeing Erin work with children as she talks with the voice of a hypnotist and gives the warmest hugs. Students make progress quickly with Erin guiding them and the staff at Alpine really know what a gift she is.”Amber Marsolek, principal at Alpine Elementary.
Maldoff has worked for the district for the past six years. She says the best part of being a special education teacher is that “we get to celebrate so many milestones with students. We get to build kids up and grow their confidence.” Outside of work, Maldoff enjoys working in her garden, reading and cooking.