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Staff Honored for Demonstrating D49 Cultural Compass

Kathleen Granaas presents a bouquet to Malou Koster as she is recognized during Fantastic 49 Dec. 12.

番茄app社区成人An outstanding group of employees received accolades during the Dec. 12 Fantastic 49 celebration for exhibiting core values of District 49. Honorees share characteristics of care, teamwork and innovation, all key elements of the district’s cultural compass that guides how employees treat each other and their work.

Malou Koster, data technician in learning services, was honored for her genuine care, customer service and the integral part she plays with state assessments. “People tell me they can hear Malou smile through the phone, and they always feel supported,” shared Kathleen Granaas, coordinator of academic performance.

番茄app社区成人Falcon High School Math Department Chair, Nick Salas, received kudos for exemplary teamwork and his willingness to go the extra mile for others. “He is a phenomenal leader who always does what is best for students and his department,” said Nathan Truex, assistant principal at Falcon High School.

Nick Salas, FHS math teacher, accepts his Fantastic 49 award Dec. 12.

Festivities wrapped up by celebrating innovation across D49 as 34 teachers received mini grants from the Falcon Education Foundation to implement unique projects in their classrooms. Grants totaled more than $28,000. “I applaud you all for doing projects like these, and going above and beyond regular curriculum,” remarked Kayla Maldonado, Falcon Education Foundation president.

番茄app社区成人Funds for the grants are raised primarily with an annual awards dinner and auction that takes place each spring. The next event will be April 17, 2020 at Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers.

Congratulations to the following teachers and schools on receiving a 2019 Falcon Education Foundation mini grant.

 

 

Sandi Esparsen, FEF, congratulates Mary Hopper, WHES, for receiving a mini grant Dec. 12.

Project Name

Amount
Awarded

School

Instructor(s)

番茄app社区成人Creativity, Curiosity, & Critical Thinking = Innovative Learning

$896

ALLIES

番茄app社区成人Stephanie Hazelton

Learn & Look Like A Scientist

$435

ALLIES

Stephanie Hazelton

Classroom Set of 20 Ukuleles

$1,000

ALLIES

番茄app社区成人Sondra Rymer

Creating Tempura and Watercolor Painting with Brushes

$478

ALLIES

Sondra Rymer

番茄app社区成人Human Body: Banning Lewis Ranch Academy Operating Room

$1,000

BLRA

Robert Teti

番茄app社区成人Adaptive Bow Equipment and New Mini-Bows for P.E.

$1,000

BLRA

Amanda Edler

Now Let Me Tell You a Story

$459

BRES

Shauna Turner

From D49 Pre-K to the Moon?

$996

CO

Lanee Vansant

番茄app社区成人Building Bridges with 3D Technology

$989

FHP

Jane Wilson

Roller Coaster Motion

$941

FHP

Sandra Smith & Jane Wilson

MERGE Cubes - Increasing Student Learning Using Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

$742

FHP

番茄app社区成人Jane Wilson

番茄app社区成人Challenger Space Mission: Rendezvous with a Comet

$523

FMS

Lindsey Young

Mic Me Up!

$209

FMS

番茄app社区成人Jess Crawford

Sew Cool

$903

SSAE

Laura De La Garza

番茄app社区成人Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

$500

SSAE

Brittany Bertolini and Lori Hall

Simulaids

$1,690

HMS

William Yerger

Simple Machine Extravaganza

$639

HMS

Staci Gehling

Chain Reaction Coaster Boards

$850

HMS

番茄app社区成人Courtney Michelle Hutchinson

Reed All About It

$398

HMS

番茄app社区成人Melanie Hawthorne

Boomin' Baritones

$825

HMS

Melanie Hawthorne

番茄app社区成人Percussion Palooza!

$579

HMS

Melanie Hawthorne

b.REAL (Relationships, Emotions, Anxiety, Life)

$600

HMS

番茄app社区成人Leslie Garza

"We are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On." - Shakespeare's Tempest Teaches a Modern Lesson at IVES

$300

IVES

Jen Lennon

番茄app社区成人Sensational Sensory for IVES Innovators

$1,000

IVES

Angela Kelley

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Why, Oh Why, Can't I Play Ukuleles at IVES?

$1,293

IVES

番茄app社区成人Ashlee Pape

番茄app社区成人What's on Your Sensory Diet?

$400

OES

Amy Willis

Puzzled!

$205

OES

Amanda Bower

... And Sew It Begins!

$492

PEAK

Adriane Jasper

First Graders are a HOOT!

$400

RES

番茄app社区成人Stephanie Peterson

3D Exploration AR-ound the World!

$599

RVES

Victoria Villescas

Block and Gelli Printmaking Phenomenons at Ridgeview

$1,413

RVES

Cat Giadone

番茄app社区成人ABC Ya at Stetson

$419

SES

番茄app社区成人Laurie Hildebrand

Life Skills Cafe

$750

SMS

Jade Sharrer

番茄app社区成人Moving Minds

$274

SMS

Lura Moore

番茄app社区成人Skyview Operation Montserrat E-Mission

$1,000

SMS

Lura Moore

It's All 3-D to Me

$990

SMS

番茄app社区成人Jennifer Newberg

Breaking Out of the Norm

$900

SMS

番茄app社区成人Jennifer Newberg

SPARK A Love for STEM-a Sphero SPRK+ Project

$1,029

SMS

番茄app社区成人Tabitha Najar

Faux Frogs for Dissection

$99

SMS

番茄app社区成人Stephanie Perry

番茄app社区成人Books to Support "Picture Perfect" STEM Lessons

$552

WHES

番茄app社区成人Mary Hopper

 

Amy Matisek
amatisek@d49.org