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2020 McGuffey Award Honorees

The CASB McGuffey Award honors unique board members who bring committed and passionate service to their board work. Every district has the opportunity to submit one board member each year. Honorees are recognized at CASB’s Fall Regional Meetings and featured on our website, through social media and in the 78th Annual Convention program. It takes just a small amount of your time for a worthy recognition.

2020 McGuffey Awardees

Region 1
Dianne Cox

Brush School District RE-2J

Brian Kuntz
Lone Star #101

Ken Brenner
Idalia RJ-3

Region 2 
Craig Bailey
Limon RE-4J

Region 3
Dee Leyba 
East Otero School District

Patrick Mestas
Primero RE-2

Region 4
Carolyn Reed
Poudre School District

Lori Hvizda Ward
Thompson R2-J

Ben Rainbolt
Weld County RE-1

Matthew Adame
Weld Re-8 

Region 5
Tina Marquis
Boulder Valley School District

Kevin Leung
Douglas County RE-1

Sheila Montoya
Mapleton Public Schools

Region 6
Tommy Covington 

Fremont Re2

Region 7
Katy Lee
Steamboat Springs RE-2
Region 8
Kate Cocchiarella
Eagle County Schools

Region 9
April Gonzales
Alamosa Re-11J

Tina Freel
Moffat Consolidated #2

Marlene Crowther 
Sanford School District 

Region 10 
Anne Guettler
Garfield Re-2

Region 11
Jan Tuin
Delta County 50J 

Sarah Fishering
Montrose County RE-1J

Region 12
Sheri Noyes
Montezuma-Cortez RE-1

Submission deadline is August 16, 2021. Your board president or superintendent should facilitate the submission from your district. One submission per district.

Consider the following when choosing a board member for this prestigious award:

  • How has the board member been actively and positively engaged in the work of the board?
  • What actions have you seen indicating the board member has gone above and beyond in their role and responsibilities?
  • How has the board member actively served the community?
  • What major milestone has the board member accomplished?
  • How has the board member demonstrated their focus on serving all children in the district?
  • What positive influence has the board member had on fellow board members?
  • What professional development activities relating to the work of the board has the member continuously been active in attending?
  • How has the board member continued to engage in advocacy efforts for the district?

First published in 1836, the McGuffey Readers were a series of seven books with stories and poems that taught reading and grammar to students as well as help them develop good character qualities. It was one of the most widely used and influential textbooks of its time in transferring knowledge and the virtues required to fulfill the responsibilities of citizenship in a free society.