RECOGNIZING, CELEBRATING, AND SCALING INNOVATION IN EDUCATION
Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS and mindSpark Learning have joined forces with Governors Hickenlooper, Ritter, and Owens, as well as Colorado’s top CEO’s to present The Succeeds Prize.
The Succeeds Prize is the most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado’s public schools and educators. It honors the transformational impact Colorado’s public schools and educators are leading across the state. It also serves as a year-long campaign to implement and scale successful innovations and best practices so that every student in Colorado can benefit.
On October 3rd, 2017, nearly 800 leaders from Colorado’s business, education, and government communities joined together to recognize Colorado’s educators as the heroes they are. The Succeeds Prize rewarded Colorado’s public schools and educators with $137,000 that evening.
The event was just the first step for The Succeeds Prize. We will now begin to study what makes our winners and finalists successful and share this with educators statewide to benefit all of Colorado’s children.
A collaborative effort between Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, and mindSpark Learning, The Succeeds Prize is the most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado’s public schools and educators. It is a live, one-of-a-kind awards ceremony, followed by a year-long effort to strengthen our state’s public schools through professional development and training for educators aimed at scaling successful innovations and practices across Colorado.
Check back here after the event for a full list of nominees, winners, their stories, and a comprehensive field guide for duplicating their results.
- 1,000 business and community leaders, educators, parents, and students
- Hosted by Governor Hickenlooper, Lieutenant Governor Lynne, Governor Ritter, Governor Owens, and Colorado’s top CEO’s
- Other exciting aspects include a cocktail reception, VIP Teachers’ Lounge, live reveal presentation of awards, and professionally produced videos of the nominees, to be aired during the ceremony.
WHEN & WHERE
Check back for information on the 2018 Succeeds Prize live reveal celebration.
Colorado Succeeds and 9NEWS are proud to present The Inaugural Succeeds Prize event with the support of the following sponsors:
For information about 2018 sponsorship and media packages, please contact Ashley Andersen.
Giving Generations Foundation
The Succeeds Prize seeks to support Colorado’s educators in bringing their best ideas forward. The Excellence in Education Innovation award, sponsored by Janus Henderson Investors, will help supercharge implementation of a current innovation, or provide the seed funding for a new idea or concept based on proven results and potential impact. Our goal is to fund the most innovative idea impacting public schools while also highlighting the exciting work happening across Colorado for other educators to learn from.
Who is Eligible: Any Colorado public school teacher, group of teachers, school, or district.
How to Apply: Please check back in the coming months for information about the 2018 award.
DSST: Cole High School
& Tara Hardman
STEM Launch K-8
The Fred Tjardes School
HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE
Lieutenant Governor Lynne
Commissioner, Colorado Department of Education
Senior Partner, Colorado Education Initiative and former interim Commissioner, Colorado Department of Education
Special Education Teacher, Risley International School of Innovation, Pueblo
Vice President of Business Development, Revolution Foods
Senior Vice President of Impact Investing, Gary Community Investments
2002 Colorado Teacher of the Year; Council Member, Ward 1, City of Brighton
CEO, mindSpark Learning
Owner, Nina Lopez Consulting
Principal, Casey Middle School, Boulder
CEO, Academy of Advanced Learning in Aurora and Colorado Springs
Associate Commissioner of Accountability, Performance & Support, Colorado Department of Education
Superintendent, Archuleta School District 50, Pagosa Springs
Colorado State Policy Director, TeachPlus; US Dept. of Education Teaching Fellow; Teacher at Legacy High School in Adams 12
Superintendent, Durango School District 9-R
Vice President of Community Relations, 9NEWS
Kristin Van Deman
Instructional Guide, Aurora Public Schools
Independent Education Consultant
2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year; CTE Teacher, William J. Palmer High School
|94% have taught in the classroom, led a school building, worked in a district,
state agency, or served on a school board
|67% have taught in the classroom||39% have led a school building||34% have worked in district leadership||22% have worked in a state agency||17% have served on a school board|
INNOVATION AWARD COMMITTEE
School Leaders Study Lead Researcher, University of Colorado Denver; Adjunct Professor, University of Denver
Chief Legal & People Officer, Galvanize
Founder & Managing Director, Edovate Capital; Co-Founder, edGarage
Partner, Charter School Growth Fund
Community Relations Manager, Janus Henderson Investors; Managing Director, Janus Foundation
President & CEO, Colorado Education Initiative
CEO, mindSpark Learning
CEO, Academy of Advanced Learning in Aurora and Colorado Springs; Former Superintendent, Harrison School District 2
Founder, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill; Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
Morgridge Family Foundation
Co-Founder & CEO, PAIRIN
President, Colorado Business Roundtable
Bruce Siegel, Co-Chair
Casey Cortese, Co-Chair
The Sweet Spot Agency
Janus Henderson Investors
First Western Trust
Metal Trading Corp
Bath & Granite
WAYS TO ENGAGE