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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
 2019 McGuffey Awardees

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.