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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

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