2016 Teachers of the Year Announced

TOY 2016

Left to right: Allison Nadel, Alpine Bank; Jeff Blacker, Centennial Middle School; Bonnie Grigg, MEF Board; Donna Brummitt, Northside Elementary School; Tyler Dahl, Alpine Bank; Deann Balash, MEF Board

Tyler Dahl, Alpine Bank; Brian Simpson, Montrose High School; Allison Nadel, Alpine Bank

Tyler Dahl, Alpine Bank; Brian Simpson, Montrose High School; Allison Nadel, Alpine Bank

The Montrose Education Foundation, Inc. hosted a breakfast for the Teacher of the Year nominees on March 22, 2016. Fifty-six teachers were nominated this year and were introduced during the American Education Week Reception which was held on November 19, 2015.  Twenty-six outstanding educators completed the Candidate Questionnaire and were eligible for consideration.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Elementary – Donna Brummitt, Northside Elementary School First Grade Teacher.  “Donna provides structure and balances this with an atmosphere that promotes her belief that learning is fun.  She is always finding ways to encourage each student to reach their highest potential.”
  • Middle – Jeff Blacker, Centennial Middle School Sixth Grade Teacher/Reading.  “Mr. Blacker is funny and he understands everything really well.  He teaches in an interesting way and also gets the message across.  He is very good with kids and makes learning really fun.”
  • High – Brian Simpson, Montrose High School Engineering, Woods & Project Lead the Way Teacher.  “Brian guides and communicates effectively with his students through humor and storytelling.  He motivates them with subtle but persuasive comments.  He sets a high standard and engaged students strive to reach it.”

Thank you to Alpine Bank for the $500.00 check provided to each recipient for use in their classroom.

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