Photos from the City of Fort Collins Commission on Disability’s Recognition Awards – Congrats again to our Nominees and Recipients!

April Tauer, Bennett Elementary SPED Teacher
Recipient – Employee of the Year
April Tauer, Employee of the Year, Bennett Elementary

Gayna Jobe, Program Specialist at Cooper Home
Recipient –
Service Provider of the YearGayna Jobe, Cooper Home - Service Provider of the Year

Tara Gross (right), RMHS SPED Teacher
Recipient – Educator of the Year
pictured with nominator Michelle Wright – RMHS SWAP Specialist
on left Michelle Wright-nominator with Tara Gross - winner Educator of the Year, RMHS

Accepting on behalf of Olander Elementary – from left:
Elizabeth Crawford-OT, David Arnoff-Asst. Principal, Blyth Johnson-SPED Teacher
Recipient – Spirit of Fort Collins AwardOlander Elementary Staff from left Elizabeth Crawford, OT - David Arnoff, Asst. Principal - Blythe Johnson, SPED Teacher

Educator of the Year Nominees from left:
Pam Scroggins, Lesher Middle School SPED Teacher
Jonette Dixon, Lesher Middle School Teacher
Heather Howe, Lesher Middle School SPED Paraprofessional IIHonored nominees from left, Heather Howe, Pam Scroggins, Jonette Dixon


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Each year, the City of Fort Collins Commission on Disability presents their Community Recognition Awards (formerly Mayor’s Awards). Being a nominee or recipient is a great honor and something that should bring much pride. This year, we have several individuals/ groups who have been nominated or are recipients and will be honored this Thursday, October 18 at CSU’s Lory Student Center. They are as follows:

Pam Scroggins (Special Education Teacher, Lesher Middle School)
nominated for Educator of the Year
Jonette Dixon (Teacher, Lesher Middle School)
nominated for Educator of the Year
Heather Howe (Special Education Paraprofessional II, Lesher Middle School)
nominated for Educator of the Year
Amy Cesar (Special Education Teacher, Preston Middle School)
nominated for Educator of the Year
Jessica Peacock (Special Education Teacher, Olander Elementary School)
nominated for Employee of the Year

Tara Gross (Special Education Teacher, Rocky Mountain High School)
Educator of the Year
April Tauer (Special Education Teacher, Bennett Elementary School)
Employee of the Year
Gayna Jobe (Integrated Services Program Specialist, Cooper Home)
Service Provider of the Year
Olander School for Project Based Learning
Spirit of Fort Collins Award

Congratulations to all!