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Mayor Hancock visits with Students and DPS Teacher Honored as Colorado’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock visited Bradley International School’s fifth-grade teacher, Margaret “Meg” Cypress, who was announced as the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year.

“Our educators are some of the most valuable and important leaders we have in our city,” Mayor Hancock said. “Teachers like Meg inspire our youth to reach for the stars and instill a belief that they can achieve whatever they dream of, no matter the obstacles in front of them. She is a shining example of the core values that we want to teach in our schools, and how we can all make a meaningful difference in a child’s life. Congratulations to her and to Denver Public Schools on this well-deserved honor.”

Cypress, a Colorado native, received her bachelor of arts from the University of Northern Colorado and has been teaching at Denver Public Schools’ Bradley International since 2003. Since that time, she has been instrumental in starting new programs that have better connected students with their peers and the community, including bringing the International Baccalaureate Program’s Primary Years Program to Bradley and organizing family events such as Math Night, the Cardboard Challenge and the Annual Bradley Science Fair. She also started a summer camp that has reached hundreds of students.

As Colorado Teacher of the Year, Cypress will be entered as Colorado’s nominee for the National Teacher of the Year Program competition, and will be afforded other professional development opportunities that will help her leverage her impact and influence on the students at Bradley. In addition, she will be honored by the President of the United States alongside other teachers at the White House Ceremony next year, and will have the opportunity to go to NASA’S Space Camp for a week.