• Employee Resources
  • Language

Boettcher Foundation honors DCSD teachers

DOUGLAS COUNTY - Four DCSD teachers are in a class of their own, after being named recipients of the 2014 Boettcher Foundation's Teacher Recognition Award. The teachers were nominated by their former students, who are now Boettcher Scholars.

The students are encouraged to acknowledge a school staff member who made a profound impact on their lives and helped, in part, lead to their success. Each scholar gets to nominate one staff member.

“All of us at the Boettcher Foundation recognize that teachers have one of the most important jobs there is, and this is our way of thanking them for their dedication and commitment to their profession, and for the countless hours they devote to their students,” said Boettcher Scholarship Program Director Tiffany Anderson.

In total, 40 Colorado teachers were honored by the Boettcher Foundation. Each teacher receives a $1,000 grant for educational programs or projects benefitting students, as well as a plaque recognizing the achievement.

Congratulations to the following DCSD Boettcher Teachers:

  • Jennifer Driessen, Highlands Ranch High School (nominated by Francis Commercon)
  • Roger Felch, Castle View High School (nominated by Madeline Walden)
  • Susan McGuinn, ThunderRidge High School (nominated by Elisabeth Collins)
  • Emily Muellenberg, Highlands Ranch High School (nominated by Paul Marchando)


          Driessen                                 Felch                                  McGuinn                               Muellenberg

August 21, 2014 | By pmhans | Category: Castle View High School, Highlands Ranch High School, ThunderRidge High School, District, High School Education, Schools, World Class Education

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”