City Hosts 4th Annual “Mile High Teachers” Awards
DENVER, CO — March 17, 2009 — Mayor John Hickenlooper and María Guajardo, executive director of the Mayor’s Office for Education and Children, honored 173 Denver Public Schools teachers today at the Mile High Teachers celebration.
Denver Public Schools employs more than 4,000 teachers working in 151 schools to educate more than 73,000 students enrolled in DPS. Many of these teachers go above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of their students. The Mile High Teachers program is an opportunity for the City and County of Denver to recognize the outstanding work and dedication of all Denver Public Schools teachers, and in particular those nominated by their principals and colleagues for creatively engaging students and delivering instruction that brings the curriculum to life in a meaningful way for their students.
The number of teachers selected from each DPS school was based on student enrollment. Schools with fewer than 600 students selected one teacher; schools with 601-1,000 students selected two teachers; schools with more than 1,000 students selected three teachers.
A list of the 2009 Mile High Teachers is attached in Microsoft Word format and can be found online at www.denvergov.org/education
by clicking on the Mile High Teachers link.
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City and County of Denver
Mayor’s Office for Education and Children