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DCSD honors 2015 Apple Award winners

DENVER – The Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF), in cooperation with the Douglas County School District (DCSD) celebrated the work of its teachers, support staff and administrators during the 2015 Apple Awards.

The ceremony was held on Saturday February 21 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

Congratulations to all of the nominees and this year’s winners. The following is a list of the ten awardees in the order they were presented during the ceremony

Pioneer in Education
Mary Lisa Harper

Mammoth Heights Elementary


Administrative Employee of the Year
Marci Milius

Innovation & Design Center


School Employee Award
Martha Ranson

Roxborough Intermediate School


Administrators of the Year
Patti Magby

Meadow View Elementary School
Brian Rodda

Fox Creek Elementary School

Community Partner
Wargin Events

Susie Wargin, Ed Wargin and Ted Wargin


World Class Educator
Kathy Carter
Renaissance Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound Magnet School


Early Childhood Educator of the Year
Jennifer Morris

Iron Horse Elementary School


Elementary Educator of the Year
Ronda Gutierrez

Buffalo Ridge Elementary School


Secondary Educator of the Year
Cari Corley

Legend High School

February 21, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category: Apple Awards, District, Elementary Education, High School Education, Middle School Education, Schools

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.