Impact Awards

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This program recognizes individuals in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) who have an extraordinary impact on student learning through exceptional: teaching skills, job dedication, volunteering, and/or leadership. Classroom teachers, specialists, administrators, classified employees, and volunteers are eligible for nomination. Previous Impact Award recipients are not eligible for nomination.Click here to see a complete list of previous Impact Award recipients, also known as our Honor Roll.

The Process

Our community is invited to nominate online throughout the month of October.  By mid November community members volunteer to “blind read” and score nominations. The top scoring nominations will be notified of their status as Impact Awards Finalists and invited to interview with our Impact Awards Committee. In January,  Impact Awards Recipients will be announced. All nominees, finalists, and recipients will be honored at the 21st Annual Impact Awards Celebration in March 2014. Click here for more information and FAQ’s.

2013 Impact Award Recipients

  • Russ Lucero BVSD Bus Driver
  • Wendy Pearson Arapahoe Ridge High School Teen Parent Program Director
  • Kurt Schaefer Peak to Peak High School Science Teacher
  • Stephanie Van Horn Douglass Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher
  • John Williams Boulder High School Social Studies Teacher

2013 Impact Award Finalists

  • Christian Adams Broomfield Heights Middle School Affective Needs Teacher
  • Elizabeth Burrows Summit Middle Charter School Counselor
  • Ben Johnson Manhattan Middle School Music Teacher
  • Holly Saltz Ryan Elementary 5th Grade Teacher
  • Tanya Santee Platt and CHOICE Middle School Assistant Principal

Timeline for the 2014 Impact Awards:

October 1 -November 8, 2013  Online Nomination Period

November 14  – 26, 2013   Online Nomination Evaluation Period

January 13 & 14, 2014   Impact Award Finalists Interviews

March 19, 2014     Impact Awards Celebration at the historic Boulder Theater


Useful links: 

2014 Award Nomination
Nomination FAQ’s
IA Sample Nominations
Photos and Videos
Honor Roll