Congratulations Ann Steers and Ashley Erickson

Ashley Erickson 
Global Village Academy (Douglas County)
PE Teacher, Grades K-6
 
"Miss Erickson has flexed with many challenges that go along with running a PE program out of what is essentially a library. Frequently, she has been displaced from her room, and even with these distractions she has run a great program.  In addition she has helped to start a girls running program, and an after school sports club. Next year, as we launch the middle school, she will be organizing and running the K-8 athletic program including starting a cross country team."  
 
Ann Steers
Global Village Academy (Douglas County)
Multi Grade Teacher

"Ann is absolutely amazing! Ann is the art teacher at GVA Douglas County. Each month the school celebrates a different country for International Day. Ann incorporates that county into her curriculum and the students create amazing work based on a theme relating to that country's culture or a particular artist. Every month, their school is decorated with two to three different art projects related to that country. I have never seen such amazing, different, original work consistently created by these students! She is such an inspiration!"
 
Ann Steers
Global Village Academy (Parker)
Teacher, Grades  K-6

"Ann incorporates culture into every monthly art schedule to reflect our international country of the month. Ann also has brought meditation into her room giving the kids techniques to calm themselves. She is a stellar teacher and human being! Kids and parents love her enthusiasm."