SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Succeeds Prize
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
6:30 – 9 PM
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House
09/18/2018 06:30 PM
09/18/2018 9:00 PM
The 2018 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.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204
RECOGNIZING, CELEBRATING, AND SCALING INNOVATION IN EDUCATION
Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS and mindSpark Learning have joined forces 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 awarded Colorado’s public schools and educators $137,000.
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.
- 1,000 business and civic leaders, educators, policymakers, and community members
- Hosted by Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, mindSpark Learning, and the Colorado business community.
- 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
Join us on September 18, 2018 for The Succeeds Prize live reveal celebration.
- When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:30-9 PM
- Where: The Ellie Caulkins Opera House
For information about 2018 sponsorship and media packages, please contact Ashley Andersen.
The Succeeds Prize is presented in partnership by Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, and mindSpark Learning, along with the instrumental support of the business community. 2017 Impact & Reach:
Thanks to our Inaugural Sponsors!
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.
Click here for more Information on the Innovation Award.
DSST: Cole High School
& Tara Hardman
STEM Launch K-8
The Fred Tjardes School
TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT SELECTION COMMITTEE
The selection committee advised the methodology for selection, conducted school visits, and determined winners in the Transformational Impact Awards, sponsored by TTEC, DaVita, and Western Union.
Commissioner, Colorado Department of Education
Senior Partner, Colorado Education Initiative
Executive Director of Autonomous Schools, Aurora Public Schools
Principal, Escuela Valdez in Denver; The Succeeds Prize 2017 Winner
Chief Operating Officer, Durango School District 9-R
Corporate Council, Rimini Street
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, Colorado Department of Education
Vice President of Business Development, Revolution Foods
Principal, Mountain Vista Community School in Colorado Springs; The Succeeds Prize 2017 Winner
2002 Colorado Teacher of the Year
Principal, Pioneer Elementary School in Fort Morgan; The Succeeds Prize 2017 Finalist
Principal, Casey Middle School in Boulder
CEO, Academy of Advanced Learning in Aurora and Colorado Springs
Vice President of Finance, Cresa
Associate Commissioner of Accountability, Performance & Support, Colorado Department of Education
2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year; First Grade Teacher, Soaring Eagles Elementary in Colorado Springs; The Succeeds Prize 2017 Finalist
Superintendent, Archuleta School District 50 in Pagosa Springs
Colorado State Policy Director, TeachPlus; Teacher at Legacy High School in Thornton
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Denver7 – The Denver Channel
Jason Van Tiem
Senior Academy Dean, DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School; The Succeeds Prize 2017 Winner
2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year; CTE Teacher, William J. Palmer High School in Colorado Springs
STEM AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE
The selection committee advised the methodology for selection, conducted school visits, and determined winner for the Excellence in STEM Education Award, sponsored by Ball Corp.
Director of Global Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Relations, Ball Corporation
CEO, mindSpark Learning
Senior Recruiter, Orica
Principal, Bristol Elementary; The Succeeds Prize 2017 STEM Award Winner
Graduate Program Associate, Orica
Communications & HR Program Manager, Tolmar
Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations Director, McKinstry
STEAM Coordinator, Bristol Elementary; The Succeeds Prize 2017 STEM Award Winner
Director of Colorado Programs, The Gill Foundation
INNOVATION AWARD COMMITTEE
Participated as judges at the live pitch day, and determined the finalists and the winner for the Excellence in Education Innovation Award, sponsored by Janus Henderson Investors.
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
TECHNOLOGY ENABLED LEARNING AWARD COMMITTEE
Participated as judges at the live pitch day, and determined the finalists and the winner for the Excellence in Technology Enabled Learning Award, sponsored by Arrow.
Joy. Laughter. Gratitude. These are just some of the emotions that summarize The 2017 Succeeds Prize – an evening when Colorado educators and public schools received $137,000 for the impact they are leading locally.
We were thrilled to join forces with 9NEWS, mindSpark Learning, and Governors Hickenlooper, Ritter, and Owens to co-host The Succeeds Prize and recognize Colorado’s educators as the heroes they are.
We hope you will continue to join us in this endeavor to show educators across our state that we value their impactful work, we admire their commitment, and we are grateful for their partnership in future-building.