25th annual Impact Awards honors representatives from every school
Columbine Elementary Interventionist receives lifetime achievement award
BOULDER - Some of the best teachers and staff in the Boulder Valley School District were honored during the 25th Annual Impact Awards, organized by BVSD’s foundation, Impact on Education.
The event, held at the Boulder Jewish Community Center was an opportunity for everyone to get dressed up and to celebrate the amazing work done at our schools every day to support students.
READ MORE: 2018 Impact Awards Program
This year, each school selected one teacher or staff member to be honored. Below is a list of all of the awardees:
2018 Impact Award Winners
Alicia Sanchez International
Arapahoe Ridge High
Aspen Creek PK-8
Bear Creek Elementary
Boulder Prep High
Broomfield Heights Middle
Coal Creek Elementary
Crest View Elementary
Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer
Gold Hill School
High Peaks Elementary
Daniel Tomlin (DT)
Mapleton Early Childhood Center
Nederland Middle/Senior High
New Vista High
Peak to Peak Charter
Southern Hills Middle
Summit Middle Charter
University Hill Elementary
Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award
Silvia Latimer, Interventionist, Columbine Elementary
Additionally, Columbine Elementary Interventionist Silvia Latimer was named the first-ever winner of the Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Designed in 2017 to honor the legacy of past Impact on Education Board Chair, Blake Peterson, the award celebrates an individual who has, consistently over the course of many years, catalyzed positive change within BVSD, leaving an indelible mark, similar to that of the award's namesake. Blake deeply valued public education as the son of a university professor and a Whittier Elementary teacher in Boulder, and he devoted his life to community service and the support of quality public education for all students.
Silvia Latimer, the 2018 and first winner of the Blake Peterson Lifetime Award, has taught at Columbine since 2007 and has served as an educator for the past thirty years. Her work to include and empower Latino families at Columbine and at the district level has blazed a trail for others to follow, and that charisma she shows in her family and leadership roles originates in the magic she displays working with her students, guiding them to be readers and to love learning.
In the words of Blake's family, who selected her out of a pool of 27 highly qualified individuals throughout BVSD, "Silvia Latimer stood out as a lifetime educator who has committed her career to transforming students' lives and building bridges that elevate and enhance the entire school community. She forges strong and enduring relationships with students through love, respect and high expectations. Referred to as a 'teacher whisperer', Ms. Latimer quietly and humbly mentors other teachers and administrators....[and] for decades, she has selflessly shared expertise, modeled extraordinary commitment to educating and empowering students, and has inspired a caring and cohesive learning community."
Learn more about Impact on Education at their website www.impactoneducation.org