Excellence in Education

The PSD Foundation's mission is to unite community resources for excellence in public education. One of the Foundation's underlying purposes is to recognize and encourage staff excellence in teaching and celebrate achievements.

Formerly titled the Distinguished Teacher Award program, the Excellence in Education Award program has recognized educators for more than 25 years. The Foundation is pleased to have this opportunity to continue the tradition of recognizing excellent educators who demonstrate a commitment to learning and student achievement through its Excellence in Education award ceremony held every Spring.

2015 Excellence in Education Event was held on Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Fort Collins Hilton Hotel.  The event honored excellent educators, promising new teachers, and an outstanding community education advocate. The Mary Hull Awards recognized outstanding educators, administrators, and volunteers who support students in special education programs throughout PSD at the event.  Contact Beth Higgins if you would like more information about the event.

Contact/Questions: Beth Higgins, bhiggins@psdschools.org or call the Foundation at 490-3292.

2015 Award Winners

Excellence in Education Award

Alyssa Johnson – Zach Core Knowledge

Becky McCorkel – Poudre High School

Shaunda Stahl – Irish Elementary School

Matt Strand – Polaris Expeditionary Learning School

Jana Webster-Wheeler – Webber Middle School

Promising Teacher Award

Charlotte Harsha - Blevins Middle School

Amber Myers - Rice Elementary School

Mary Hull Awards
Mary Hull Award: Gayna Jobe - Cooper Home Learning for Living

Mary Hull Collaborative Award: Kelby Benedict - Poudre High School

Mary Hull Honorary Award: Natalie Littauer - Rocky Mountain High School

Outstanding Community Education Advocate Award: Cheryl Zimlich

Nominees are as follows: 

For Excellence in Education, nominees included Rebecca Garrett (Fort Collins High School), Lindsay Hacker (Wellington Middle School), Amy Hayes (Eyestone Elementary), Lisa Steketee (Rice Elementary), Susan Takahashi (Rocky Mountain), Gabby Wymore (Blevins Middle)
For Promising Teacher, nominees included Brooke Antonio (Zach Core Knowldege), Bill Cleary (Wellington Middle), Cody Kreuger (Lopez Elementary), Susan O'Meara (Poudre High), Kimberly Schutt (Fort Collins High), Maya Wyllie (Rocky Mountain High).

Nominees for the Mary Hull Award are Kath Bettis, Cathy Hettleman, Tricia VanHorssen, Erin Gilbert, Kelli Schultz.

Nominees for the Collaborative Award are Chad Kuhlman.

Nominees for the Honorary Award are Tom Drungil, Ruth Miller, Teresa Pelster.

2015 Excellence in Education Banquet Video will be posted soon!

Thank you to all PSD educators and staff for allowing us to honor and recognize all that you do, and thank you to our sponsors and supporters for helping us make this event possible.