UNITING AND INFLUENCING THE P-20 EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY
CO ASCD Board
Your CO ASCD Board comes from across the state. With varied experiences throughout the educational world and beyond, your board represents all areas from Pre-K through University levels. We are here to serve your educational needs, provide a place to hear your voice, and be your advocate. Each one of these leaders is a passionate, highly talented educator stemming from Pre-K through university levels of teaching. They consistently and tirelessly give their time and energy to serving the needs of the state education system, its educators, and its learners.
Front Row, left to right: John Thanos, Amanda Siewert, Walter McKenzie (ASCD Headquarters), Jill Lewis, Ceri Dean Back Row: Elise Burnette
Jill Lewis, President
Jill Lewis is a passionate educator with classroom and coaching experience in Pre-K through college levels. Currently, Jill works as a consultant for schools and districts throughout the country in all areas of curriculum and assessment. She regularly presents at conferences throughout the nation on best instructional strategies and strategic development and refinement of processes within the educational system. Not only does Lewis develop curriculum and deliver online instruction for Adams State University, she is an ASCD faculty member, who works with schools in the areas of data processes, team building, CCSS Literacy and Math, formative assessment, and critical thinking. Her honors include being Nationally Board Certified in Reading/Language Arts for the Early and Middle Grades, Membership Director for the Collegiate Peaks Council of the International Reading Association, member of the Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee for the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association, and an author of four study guides and a children’s book.
Nancy White, Secretary
Dr. Dennis Corash, Board Historian
Dr. Ceri Dean, Member of the Board
Elise Burnette, Member of the Board
We love educators and our educational community! That's why we have developed this section dedicated to thanking those educators in our lives who truly inspire and strive to encourage all of us to achieve our best, no matter our individual goals. Without further ado, a well deserved Thank You to these incredible people:
President CO ASCD
Thank you for your countless dedication to all things.
Nominated by: E. Burnette
ASCD Board Member
Thank you for your wonderful insight and drive.
Nominated by: J. Lewis
Nominations are needed for Giving Thanks: COASCD's Thank You Educator Recognition Segment. Any educator (active/retired) in Colorado can nominate an educator for a CO ASCD thank you. Entries should include the educator’s name, grade level (if applicable) and school/organization (or contact information), as well as the nominator's name, school/organization and grade level (if applicable), email address and phone number. Please include a written description and explanation of why the nominee made/makes a difference in education in Colorado. In addition to a written description and explanation please enclose a thank you sentence to be displayed in the giving thanks section. Nominations can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions for Giving Thanks are ongoing. Please submit at anytime. Submissions will be posted in the order received.
Discover “Why the United States is the Nation it is Today” by visiting the National Mall via the Internet or in person. Use 21st century technology such as Google Earth and YouTube to travel to historic places with your students and children. * Included is a guiding framework, links to key historic places (starting with the National Mall), online resources, and supplemental reading suggestions.
by Jessica Johnson, Shira Leibowitz and Kathy Perret
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by Suzy Pepper Rollins
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