2018 DCSD Apple Award Winners Announced
Douglas County School District teachers, principals, staff, and community supporters came together on Saturday, April 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center for the 2018 Douglas County School District Apple Awards, sponsored by The Foundation for Douglas County Schools. For the second year, the ceremony was emceed by Fox31 Denver Anchor, Kirk Yuhnke.
The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. DCSD Employees and families nominate thousands of educators each fall. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals received an Apple Award. A Community Partner of the Year Award was additionally given to Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. You can view a list of these winners and video profiles below.
During the evening, attendees also honored the memory of Chris Tabeling and an in-memoriam video was shown. Tabeling, who was the principal of ThunderRidge High School, passed away earlier this year after a years-long battle with cancer. An honorary award was presented to his family.
View all of the award-winners below, and watch each video to learn more about each individual. You may also watch the ceremony in full, here.
Jordin (JP) Parker - Classified School Employee of the Year
Cindy Close - Department Employee of the Year
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment - Community Partner of the Year
Danny Winsor - Administrator of the Year
Andrea Beckett - Secondary Educator of the Year
Kim Betschart - Elementary Educator of the Year