2017 McGuffey Award Recipients

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.

2017 McGuffey Awardees

Region 1

Kris Camblin, Holyoke Re-1J
Marvin Trennepohl, Julesburg School District RE-1

Region 7

Jill Honnecke, North Park R-1
Todd Larsen, North Park R-1
Roger Good, Steamboat Springs RE-2

Region 2

Ricky Sellers, Big Sandy 100J
Scott Mikita, Calhan RJ1
Sam Mitchek, Cheyenne County Re-5

Region 9

Mark Beiriger, Sangre de Cristo RE-22J

Region 3

Ty Harmon, Granada RE-1
William Deal, Las Animas No. Re-1

Region 10

Dawn Currier, Plateau Valley 50

Region 4

David Trask, Poudre School District
Debbie Lammers, St. Vrain Valley RE-1J

Region 11

Leann Tobin, Montrose County RE-1J
Richard Silverman, Telluride R-1
William Lobato, West End Public Schools RE-2

Region 5

Amy Kirkwood, Bennett 29J
Kelly Perez, Littleton Public Schools
Nancy Taylor, Strasburg 31J

Region 12

Luke Kirk, Ignacio 11-JT

Region 6

Shad Johnson, Canon City Schools
Steve Parker, Cheyenne Mountain 12
Linda Van Matre, Academy District 20



Submission deadline is two weeks prior to your regional meeting. Your board president should facilitate the submission from your district. One submission per district.

Do you have a special board member who ...

  • is or was an active board member for the past year
  • has served above and beyond the call of duty
  • has demonstrated such service that you want to recognize him/her in a special way

It could be that member who has ...

  • served your community for many years
  • accomplished a major milestone
  • demonstrated significant community service
  • demonstrated a focus for all children in the district, including a focus on student achievement
  • worked well with fellow board members
  • pursued self-improvement and growth in boardmanship
  • worked tirelessly as an advocate for the district and its students

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.

Questions? Please contact Connie Summers.