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Current HESTL Designations

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Colorado School Librarians/School Library Programs with HESTL School Designation

The HESTL School Designation is a joint recognition of both the teacher librarian and school. Beginning in 2024, the HESTL School Designation is valid for seven years and may be renewed after five years.

 

Katie Volkmar
Heatherwood Elementary
Boulder Valley School District
2024

Kelsey Emery
Tozer Primary
Weld RE-4
2024

Teresa Mulholland
Ranch Creek Elementary
Academy School District 20
2023
 
Shoshannah Turgel
Centaurus High School
Boulder Valley School District
2023
 
Julie Singh
Erie High School
St. Vrain Valley School District
2023
 
James Nesbitt
Soaring Heights PK-8
St. Vrain Valley School District
2023
 
Helen Robbins
Longmont HS
SVVSD Instructional Librarian
St. Vrain Valley School District
2022
 

LeAnne Kelley
Thunder Valley K-8
St. Vrain Valley School District
2022

Lisa May Howard
Aspen Elementary
Aspen School District
2021

Dianne Bohach
Jefferson County Open School
Jefferson County Schools
2020
 
Denise von Minden
Flagstaff Academy
St. Vrain Valley School District
2020
 
Irene MacLean
Discovery Canyon Campus Elementary
Academy School District 20
2019
 
Amanda Haas
University Schools Middle
Greeley Evans 6
2019
 
Rachel Budzynski
University Schools Elementary/High
Greeley Evans 6
2019
 
Janette Barela
Whaley Maxwell Elementary
Denver Public Schools
2018
 
Jennifer Close
Mt. Carbon Elementary
Jefferson County Schools
2018
 
Liza Bauer
Thompson Valley High School
Thompson Valley School District
2018

 

Colorado School Administrators Awarded the HESTL Principal Collaboration Credential

School principals earn the HESTL Principal Collaboration credential by demonstrating exceptional collaboration, support and advocacy for the teacher librarian as a leader and instructional partner.

 

Shelley Butcher
Tozer Primary School
Weld RE-4
2024

Carlyn Carroll
Centaurus High School
Boulder Valley School District
2023

Daniel Ryan
Centaurus High School
Boulder Valley School District
2023
 
Zac Chase
Longmont High School/District Library Coordinator
St. Vrain Valley School District
2023
 
Monica Garcia
West Middle School
Cherry Creek
2021
 
Gael Lester
Flagstaff Academy (charter)
St. Vrain Valley School District
2021
 
Tracy Jett
Mt. Carbon Elementary
Jefferson County Schools
2021

Scott Bain
Jeffco Open School
Jefferson County Schools
2021

Cora Halmo
University Schools K-12
Greeley/Evans 6
2021

Nick Kintz
University Schools K-12
Greeley/Evans 6
2021

Michael Murzano
University Schools K-12
Greeley/Evans 6
2021

Jeff Casey
University Schools K-12
Greeley/Evans 6
2021

Jennifer Weaver
University Schools K-12
Greeley/Evans 6
2021

 

Interested in participating in the HESTL Program?

HESTL Program Information: Teacher Librarians

HESTL Program Information: Library Paraprofessionals

 

Contact Us!

For more information about the Highly Effective School Library Program, contact:

Tammy Langeberg, HESTL Program Coordinator
E-mail: langeberg_t@cde.state.co.us

 

Suzi Tonini, School Library Leadership Consultant, presenting award to Weld RE-4 HESTL recipient 

Left to right: HESTL recipient Kelsey Emery (Weld RE-4)  

And School Library Consultant Suzi Tonini

Photo credit: Jim Rydbom/Greeley Tribune

 

Image of the HESTL award flag 

Left to right: Carlyn Carroll and

HESTL recipient Shoshannah Turgel (Boulder Valley)