Dear Students, Parents, Community Members and Business Partners, Thank you for your support of the students and teachers in the St. Vrain Valley community. One of our favorite events of the year is the Tribute to Teachers award celebration sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley. We love it because it recognizes and honors our outstanding teachers for their excellence in teaching. Please help by nominating a teacher who you believe exemplifies excellence for a Teacher of the Year Award.

Visit the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley’s website at for the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is February 22, 2023. Thank you so much!

The Tribute to Teachers awards program, sponsored by St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation, provides the opportunity for students, parents, volunteers, fellow educators, school staff, and community members to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K – 12th-grade levels in St. Vrain Valley Schools who exemplify excellence in teaching. By paying tribute to teachers who have an extraordinary impact on the achievements of students, the Education Foundation and the community hope to honor the accomplishments of all teachers.
Nomination CriteriaExemplary St. Vrain Valley Schools Teachers of the Year embody the following 5 characteristics:

  • Innovator – Frequently and appropriately challenges “accepted but outdated” methodologies with new approaches
  • Goal-Setter – Sets and maintains high standards for learning regardless of class/student knowledge
  • Motivator – Demonstrates a real love of teaching in almost every lesson
  • Subject Matter Expert – Understands and conveys the material taught
  • Life Connector – Utilizes real-world examples/current topics in the classroom to emphasize the lesson’s importance

In order to qualify as a nominee, the teacher must be a licensed educator in the State of Colorado and employed at a St. Vrain Valley Schools campus for the current school year. If a teacher won the Teacher of the Year honor for their school the previous year they are not eligible. Click Here to see the 2022 winners. All St. Vrain Valley Schools are eligible for these awards! 

All nominations must be received electronically no later than Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 11:45pm. 

One teacher from each St. Vrain Valley School will receive the Teacher of the Year recognition for their school. Two other teachers from each school will be honored as Teacher of the Year finalists. The Teacher of the Year for each school will receive a financial gift. The recipients and finalists all receive a certificate of recognition during the Tribute to Teachers event on April 29, 2023. From the school Teacher of the Year honorees, a district-wide Teacher of the Year and four finalists will be chosen.

Erie High School