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Educator of the Year Awards

TEF continues to honor excellence in education with the 10th annual Educator of the Year awards for Thompson School District. Nominations for the 2018 awards have closed. 

  • Elementary Teacher of the Year (early childhood - 5th grade) 

  • Secondary Teacher of the Year (6th grade - 12th grade)

  • Principal of the Year

  • TSD Staff of the Year (this category is for all employees that are not classroom teachers or principals). There could be more than one winner in this category.

All TSD Educators and  Educator of the Year nominees will be honored at Embassy Suites Loveland on Friday, March 2, 2018, during TEF's annual Educator Appreciation Breakfast

Educator of the Year sponsor 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 2018 TEF Educator of the Year.

Celebrate the 2017 Educators of the Year:

Classified Educator of the Year
Sharon Johnson 
Secretary, Early Childhood Administration Office

APT Educator of the Year
Carol Swalley 
Gifted and Talented Administrator

Elementary Educator of the Year
Angelique Campbell 5th Grade Teacher, Coyote Ridge Elementary School

Secondary Educator of the Year
Denise Morrison-Olson ScienceTeacher, Walt Clark Middle School

Principal Educator of the Year
Tiffany Miller Principal, Conrad Ball Middle School

Thompson Education Foundation Educator of the Year
Layne Arakaki 
PLUS Teacher, Conrad Ball Middle School

Thompson Education Foundation Educator of the Year
Trish Malik 
Principal, Laurene Edmondson Elementary School