EPSD Staff Spotlights

Explore how we are #BetterTogether!

Craig Dewey: Classified Employee of the Quarter

Congratulations to Craig Dewey!!! Craig is our classified Employee of the Quarter. He is always ready for whatever task comes his way, whether he is prepping for Game Day, working with his amazing team to keep the grounds looking spectacular, or helping with an Elk Jam. Craig, thank you for your pride in ownership, we are lucky to have you as a Bobcat! #bettertogether #excEPtionalstaff
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Caprice Rushing: Certified Employee of the Quarter

Congratulations to Caprice Rushing! Caprice is our certified Employee of the Quarter! Caprice, who teaches Pre-K, truly cares about each of her students as a whole. They all have different needs and it can be overwhelming with her students reaching so many developmental milestones at different ages.

Caprice shows up everyday ready to work hard with one class and then repeats the same lessons with a brand new group of students. No matter how hard her morning was she puts forth all the energy of a new day when her afternoon students arrive to start her routine all over again. She’s not afraid to ask for help when needed and that shows she cares deeply for the students quality learning. Thank you Caprice, for creating an Excellent Educational Experience for Every Student, Every Day! #exceptionalstaff

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Elevating Expectations for Learning!

Learning Targets are the first step to setting high expectations for rigorous learning in our classrooms. Learning targets convey to students the destination for the lesson and the Global Outcome competency (what to learn), how deeply to learn it, and exactly how to demonstrate their new learning. Without a precise description of where they are headed, too many students are “flying blind.”

Learning Target Review:

  • Derived from standards
  • Demonstrate varied level of Blooms
  • Are written in student friendly language, with “I can…”
  • Referred to multiple times throughout the lesson
  • Measurable and concrete
  • Are learning-centered, and they articulate what will be learned, not agendas or activities
  • Include reading, writing, speaking, and listening (essential for emerging bilingual students)
  • Refrain from words like “understand”, ”learn”, or ”know” in the learning target

We want to recognize Ravi Davis, Anastasia Sunday, and Jason Bradley for their outstanding targets!

Officer Paul Mieszala is driving around in style with his SUV's new detailing representing the BOBCATS!!

You may have noticed a new police car in town. Everyone seems pretty excited about it !!!! | By Estes Park Police Department | Facebook