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Congratulations to the 2017 Apple Award Representatives!

teachers at last year's apple awards ceremony

CASTLE ROCK – The Douglas County Educational Foundation has released the names of the individuals who have been named as 2017 Apple Award representatives.

The teachers and support staff members listed below were chosen from this year’s field of Apple Award nominations, submitted by members of the Douglas County School District community. 

Next, a committee made up of representatives from across the District will gather to select finalists.

Those finalists and the Apple Award winners will be announced on May 4 at the Douglas County Events Center during the Apple Awards ceremony. More information about the ceremony will be posted soon on the Apple Awards page.




School/Department Certified Representative Classified Representative
Academy Charter School Alice James Mikki Secrist
Acres Green Elementary Michele Buntin Marilou Berg
American Academy - Castle Pines - Admin Mark Leadbetter Angela Yu
American Academy - Parker - Admin Kristen Foery Trish Cummings
Arrowwood Elementary Tara Holst Catie Jones
Aspen View Academy Katelyn Solich Donia Garcia
BASE Department n/a Kate Redford
Bear Canyon Elementary  Katharine McIntosh Nancy Kinjorski 
Ben Franklin Academy Candace McGinty Michelle Bynum
Buffalo Ridge Elementary Cathy Deneault Danielle Peddie
Castle Rock Elementary Amy Gerali Suja Oldenburg
Castle Rock Middle School Jen McBride Ike Anderson
Castle Rock-Early Childhood Department Catherine Johlfs Dolores Jahrling-StJohn
Castle View High School Chris Yaryan Debbie Gentry
Coyote Creek Elementary Barbara Voelker Samantha Usinger
Challenge to Excellence Julie Stewart Amy Clarke
Cherokee Trail Elementary Aubrie Duncan Denise Hollowell
Cherry Valley Elementary Kim Antons Jenn Ford
Chaparral High School Carolyn Ford Jose Suarez
Cimarron Middle School Kimberly Moon Lisa Mill
Copper Mesa Elementary Kristin Johns Michelle Rank
Cougar Run Elementary Laura Halvorsen Tara Divine
Cresthill Middle School Tom Beal Jana Hutton
Clear Sky Elementary Leslie Davis Stacy Wheelus
Daniel C. Oakes High School Brian Wood n/a
DCS Montessori Charter School Lynn Booton Kathie Oswald
Douglas County High School Tim Byers Ed Lee
Eagle Academy Joann Samuel Claudia Delgado
Eagle Ridge Elementary Laura Schaffer Linda Lieber
Early Childhood Department HR Beth Brett Therese Johanning
eDCSD Sarah O'Dell n/a
Eldorado Elementary Jackie Carland n/a
Fox Creek Elementary Paul Thomas Chris Goldsberry
Flagstone Elementary School Brooke Basner Debbie Petrillo
Franktown Elementary Meg Dyck Becky Smith
Frontier Valley Elementary Christine Harris Jeanne Johnson
Global Village Academy Marian Irwin Stefanie Limas
Gold Rush Elementary Megan Fleet Anita Rudman
Heritage Elementary Danielle Morgan Aaron Bittler
Highlands Ranch High School Heather Berry Doylene Gorham
HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op Jorji Sharp Anthony Watson
Human Resources n/a Rachel Dreiling
Iron Horse Elementary Glynis Merkowitz Janet Nolan
IT n/a Joel Boeckmann
Larkspur Elementary Heidi Geiger Heather Walstrom
Legacy Point Elementary Pamela Petereson Traci Bertram
Legend High School Jay Nelson Jeremy Dorr
Lone Tree Elementary Lori Black Shawna Bloom
Mammoth Heights Elementary Robert Hruby Bret Knickerbocker
Meadow View Elementary JoAnne Emmons n/a
Mesa Middle School Jeffrey Butler Brian Heinselman
Mountain Ridge Middle School Heather Tuccio Kelli Davis
Mountain View Elementary Michelle Smith Becky Mamula
Mountain Vista High School Brian Wood Trudi Mathews
North Star Academy Lance Petrillo  Carla Smith
Northeast Elementary Robin Murray Karena Brooks
Northridge Elementary Lynn Carey Laura Linnick
Nutrition Services n/a Charlette Marlow
Operations & Maintenance n/a Jose Suarez
Parker Core Knowledge Bonnie Becker Nancy Redfern
Parker Early Childhood Barbara Loveless Margaret Hinson
Parker Performing Arts Nikki Estep Harold Gorton
Personalized Learning Shelley Moats Jennifer Sommer
Pine Grove Elementary Julie Berry Linda Cleveland
Pine Lane Elementary Kere Delehanty Kristie Barrett 
Pioneer Elementary School Jennifer Miller Caitlin Turner
PK-12 n/a Kelly DeVol
Platte River Academy Annie Byrd Judy Poulliot
Plum Creek Academy Taylor Murphy Jerlene Haywood
Ponderosa High School Neal Rosengren Misty Murphy
Prairie Crossing Elementary Susan Thistleton Eileen Culberth
Ranch View Middle School Laura Ibbotson Felix Coronado-Figueroa
Rock Canyon High School Mandi Zimmerman Kandi Hedges
Redstone Elementary Kay Coryell Stephanie Yeagle
Renaissance Expeditionary Magnet School Elisha Giger Lisa Beckman
Rock Ridge Elementary Melissa Shea Eileen Woodzell
Rocky Heights Middle School Mary Burnham Holly Hulett
Roxborough Primary Melissa Montgomery Danielle Woodward
Roxborough Intermediate Gina Pochocki Karla Tinkler
Saddle Ranch Elementary Gina Grimes Juan Avila
Sage Canyon Elementary Danielle McGuckin Yuki Blanc
Sagewood Middle School Kelly Capozzoli Geoff Nickerson
Sand Creek Elementary  Carli DeBaere Lori Gallagher 
Sedalia Elementary Marni Rueger Jeannette Bonfanti
Sierra Middle School Julia Agnew Jaime Ramirez
SkyView Academy Elementary School Jennifer DeBoer n/a
SkyView Academy High School Jon Feltham n/a
SkyView Academy Middle School Javier Negron n/a
Soaring Hawk Elementary Bonnie Apol Jean Doss
South Ridge Elementary Lesli Unger Martha Cisneros
STEM School and Academy Deborah Marshall Sherry Wise
Stone Mountain Elementary Jill Caven Laura Coon
Summit View Elementary School Amber Tokle Amy Krysa
Timber Trail Elementary Jane Lenz Kelly Colasuonno
Trailblazer Elementary Christine Heinemann Janice Brighton
Transportation n/a Darla Paez
ThunderRidge High School Beth Radefeld Kim Pecot
Wildcat Mountain Elementary Chrissy Kopatich Holly Giron
World Compass Academy Emily Chan Jenny Garland
February 21, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Apple Awards

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