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Teacher Recognition

Great teachers inspire great learners. In fact, research shows that effective teaching is one of the most significant predictors of a student’s academic success. We reward and recognize the great teachers in the Golden articulation area schools through our annual Teacher Recognition Awards.

The 2018 Nomination Process will begin in March 2018.

Do you know a special teacher who demonstrates a contagious enthusiasm for teaching and learning? Who regularly inspires all students to take on new challenges and to recognize their full potential?  Have you met a teacher who thinks outside the box and advances new approaches to teaching and learning?

Two winning teachers will be awarded $1,000 each to go towards their classroom, a crystal apple, and recognition at their school.  They will also be acknowledged in local press/newspapers and among the Golden community. Winning teachers will also be featured on our showcase of winning teachers below. Download Nomination form here.


Congratulations to the 2017 Teacher Recognition Award Winners!

  • Jon Bromfield, Ralston Elementary School
  • Nicole Perry, Shelton Elementary School

2016 Teacher Recognition Award Winners

  • Laurie Wingert, Shelton Elementary School
  • Willow Seely, Kyffin Elementary School

2015 Teacher Recognition Award Winners

  • Joe Johnson, Shelton Elementary School
  • Shannon Garvin, Golden High School

2014 Teacher Recognition Award Winners

  • Jayson Haberkorn, Bell Middle School
  • Jessica Somers, Ralston Elementary School

2013 Teacher Recognition Award Winners

  • Robin MacKinnin, Mitchell Elementary
  • Travis Walters, Kyffin Elementary
  • Kara Tice, Ralston Elementary
  • Jeanie Maurer, Golden High School
  • Kira Jones, Welchester Elementary

2012 Teacher Recognition Award Winners

  • Mary Ford-Doherty, Pleasant View Elementary
  • Brian Van Voorhees, Bell Middle School
  • Cheryl O’Haire, Shelton Elementary
  • Carl Berg, Mitchell Elementary