TEF to Present “8th Annual Educator of the Year” Awards

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Thompson Education Foundation will celebrate Thompson School District educators during the eighth annual Educator Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. at Embassy Suites Loveland. During the breakfast, the winners of the Educator of the Year awards will be announced.

The Educator of the Year awards recognize outstanding Thompson School District staff members for excellence in education through their ability to empower, challenge, and inspire. Educator of the Year nominations were received from coworkers, supervisors, parents and community members. TEF will honor these educators with the following 2016 categories:

• Elementary Teacher of the Year (pre-kindergarten – fifth grade)
• Secondary Teacher of the Year (sixth grade – twelfth grade)
• Principal of the Year
• Classified Employee of the Year
• Administrative, Professional, or Technical Employee of the Year

• Thompson Education Foundation Educator of the Year

TEF and community sponsors honor educators and the work they do in the classroom and for students every day. Educator Appreciation Breakfast sponsors include:

A+ Sponsors: King Buick GMC, Elevations Credit Union, Embassy Suites Loveland, Coldwell Banker – Cliff Johnson, Realtor

Event Sponsors: Adams Bank & Trust, Arte Pizzeria, Good Samaritan Loveland Village, Edward Jones – Doug Rechkemmer & Christopher France, Foothills Credit Union, Kaiser Permanente, KidsPak, Starr & Westbrook, University of Northern Colorado – Extended Campus

Table Sponsors: Roger & Anne Bates, Stu & Barbara Boyd, Leroy & Terry Cline, Community Funded, Fred’s Used Websites, Keysight Technologies, Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, The Group, Inc.

King Buick GMC feels the best way to give back to the community is through education support; building strong programs that will produce a highly trained workforce that can increase innovation and energy for American manufacturing. To honor Thompson School District educators, King Buick GMC will provide a 60-day lease on a new automobile to each of the category winners and a 24-month lease to the 2016 Thompson Education Foundation Educator of the Year.

For more information about the breakfast event, contact TEF Executive Director Kim Akeley-Charron at (970) 613-5074.

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