2019 Staff Reception Highlights
In Case You Missed It....
TEACHER OF THE YEAR: STEFANIE HART
Local artist and photographer, James Frank, donated and presented Stefanie with a beautiful framed photograph of Mills Lake at last night's reception. Very much deserved!
Classified Employee of the Year: Wendy Rashid
Principal Janet Fanning presented Wendy with the award and gave a moving and heartwarming speech about how much she gives. Wendy has been with the Estes Park School District since 2007 and over those 12 years, she has kept the office running like a well oiled machine. Calm, kind, dedicated and ready to step up whenever needed, always with a smile on her face. Thanks for all you do Wendy! We would be lost without you.
Community Service to Education Award: Joe Bottoms
Joe was instrumental this year in bringing Estes Park Elementary and the community together through the 3rd grade trout in the classroom project. Joe organized the entire project, coordinated and set up the Polar Plunge fundraiser for the elementary school and community to help fund the aquariums and supplies for the project, and came in to teach hands-on lessons (including a fish dissection project).
In addition to coming to school to plan and teach, Joe came to the school EVERY DAY following the trout eggs arrival. He also came into school twice a day during Spring Break and during our snow days. In addition, he organized a field trip that will help to restore fish creek, which our students will eventually release our trout into.
The impact that Joe has had on our students has been immense. We are going to miss him!
Community Service to Education Award: Estes Park Education Foundation Steering Committee
Years of Service Awards
Jason Bradley, Aaron Breidegam, Jeff Collins, Esther Friesen, Andrea Gaskill, Trisha Jones, Emily Jurgens, Misti Marcantonio, Sheldon Rosenkrance, Jody Steckline, Lauren Stepaniak, Jenna Williams
10 Years of Service:
Libby Brubaker, Polly Greenblatt, Claudia Rivas Garcia