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Colorado Teacher of the Year

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Each year the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled K-12 classroom teacher to represent the entire profession in the state. The selected teacher will automatically become Colorado’s nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition. The national program is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Visit the National Teacher of the Year program webpage for more information.


Meet Christina Randle, 2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year

Christina Randle is a first-grade teacher at Soaring Eagles Elementary School in the Harrison School District No. 2 and was named the 2018 Teacher of the Year in October 2017. In this video, Christina explains how she values her students, how she approaches her lessons and how she is trying to lift up the teaching profession as Colorado's Teacher of the Year. Read more about Ms. Randle below.

Nominations

Do you know an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled K-12 teacher?  Nominate them to apply for the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year award! Nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, June 15.

Now Accepting 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year Applications

New for 2019! The Colorado Teacher of the Year application is now electronic and must be submitted online at the link below. Applications for this honor will be due no later than 11:59 pm, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

For information on program background, guidelines and duties of the Colorado Teacher of the Year, please view the document below. This hard copy of the application can be accessed and used to plan responses to the online application questions:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 through the online Colorado Teacher of the Year Application.

 

Christina Randle, 2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year

Christina Randle

Christina Randle can be reached at:

Soaring Eagles Elementary School
Harrison School District 2
4710 Harrier Ridge Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(719) 540-4000 | crandle@hsd2.org

Christina Randle, a first-grade teacher at Soaring Eagles Elementary School in Harrison School District No. 2, was named the 2018 Colorado Teacher of the year at her school on Oct. 27, 2017. Selected for the honor based on her passion for teaching and dedication to the craft, Ms. Randle also values collaboration with her peers and is committed to engaging parents in their students’ learning. 

Ms. Randle has been a first-grade teacher in Harrison School District for 14 years and has been at Soaring Eagles Elementary for 10 years. She creates an enthusiastic, nurturing classroom environment that produces confident, respectful learners. Her classroom has been used as a model classroom for visits from schools around the state.

As the 2018 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Randle is participating in many professional development opportunities through the National Teacher of the Year program and attended a ceremony at the White House. Over the summer, she will attend the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Adams State University, Colorado Education Association, and Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership provided sponsorship for the award.


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Colorado Council of the Network of State Teachers of the Year

The Colorado Council of the Network of State Teachers of the Year (NSTOY) is an organization committed to the preservation and enhancement of the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program. The Council works with the Colorado State Department of Education and other corporate and organizational partners to celebrate teaching excellence through the recognition of educators who have inspired a love for learning in their students, and who have distinguished themselves in the profession. All Colorado State Teachers of the Year, as well as each year’s finalists, are invited to participate. For more information for upcoming meetings, as well as how to join, please visit the Colorado Council's website.


Contact Us

For more information on this program, please contact:

Kim Burnham
Competitive Grants and Awards
(303) 866-6916
Burnham_K@cde.state.co.us

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