The Boulder Valley School District celebrated three teams with new awards during the Impact on Education Awards ceremony on May 24.
Above and Beyond
Alicia Sanchez, Birch, Columbine, Kohl and Ryan Elementary Schools
The Above and Beyond Award recognizes individuals or teams that well exceed the normal expectations of their work, doing extraordinary things for the benefit of our stakeholders.
Despite the great challenges presented by the pandemic, employees at a handful of our schools have not yielded. With a focus on data, they have invested a significant amount of time and effort to determine the specific needs of students and address them. Early statistics are showing great promise with achievement gaps shrinking.
Impressively Responsive Award
The Impressively Responsive Award recognizes individuals or teams that address issues within the district quickly and professionally.
On a daily basis, the BVSD Facilities team’s response time is impressive. Whether they’re reacting to a broken water main break or a report of smoke in a building, you can expect someone from Facilities to be there in a flash. During the Marshall Fire, they went even further, first having the wherewithal to quickly close down the HVAC systems at schools in the area to keep the smoke out and then working day and night to prepare the buildings for students to return, as scheduled, following Winter Break. Our schools are at the center of our communities and their quick and tireless efforts ensured that impacted students, families and staff had a familiar place to return to where they could receive support.
The Heart of BVSD Award
BVSD Student Support Services
The Heart of BVSD Award recognizes an individual or team whose focus is on the heart of the district – our students and families.
Over the past two years, the Boulder Valley School District has endured more than its share of tragedies. From the global pandemic, to the mass shooting at the Table Mesa King Soopers to the Marshall Fire, the school counselors, psychologists, mental health advocates and other members of Student Support Services have been there to support students, families and staff as they have struggled through unimaginable loss and grief.