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TeamJeffco Honored with Annual Values Awards

TeamJeffco Honored with Annual Values Awards
Posted on 05/20/2020
This is the image for the news article titled TeamJeffco Honored with Annual Values AwardsAs Jeffco Public Schools' employee recognition program, the Values Awards allows schools and departments to recognize staff members for demonstrating these Jeffco values in their work:


Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

Jeffco's Entrepreneurial Spirit Award is meant to recognize employees who demonstrate the following in their work every day:

  • Adapt, innovate, take calculated risks, and evolve.
  • Recognize the future of our students and the very existence of school organizations depend on our ability to meet this challenge.
  • Demonstrate consistent enthusiasm for innovation and change as it may profoundly change the student experience.
  • Approach the work with a fearless and flexible outlook.
  • Customize and adapt to evolve the profession of education.
  • Willingly take calculated risks to support student learning.
Josh Shapiro Josh Shapiro
Foothills Elementary
Mr. Shapiro has helped promote innovative, positive changes throughout our school and community that have not only met academic challenges, but have also built a "family-like" school culture. He has promoted our Innovations Block, encouraged teachers to implement flexible grouping of students, and supported Family Engagement. This has allowed students to have both their needs and strengths met across the board.
 Kristina McCombie Kristina McCombie
Stevens Elementary

Kristina McCombie has embraced the challenge of a remote learning environment with vigor, concern, and compassion. Her role of "first grade classroom teacher" has morphed to include researcher, video producer, graphic designer, story-teller, moderator, and community connector. Her concern, compassion, and enthusiasm to support her students in both remote learning and in real life are above and beyond what anyone could expect during these challenging times.
 Allison Meyer Allison Meier
Student Engagement

Allison has brought a thoughtful implementation plan support Restorative Practices with fidelity throughout Jeffco. She has worked diligently to bring in local police departments, unions, other community members, families and students to uphold a multitude of facets of restorative practices. Allison is constantly evaluating the quality of professional development so that it is accessible to all and fits into a variety of educational settings.
 Jordan Whittington Jordan Whittington
Arvada West High School
Jordan Whittington helps lead Arvada West's pre-medical pathway program and developed a "first help" protocol using some of his pre-med students. While serving as a combat medic with the U.S. Army, Jordan experienced the importance of trained first response, and knows the difference seconds can make in life and death situations. Whittington has implemented a Pre-Medical Team, or PMT program, which teaches students basic emergency response. The students train for a wide range of injuries and scenarios, including CPR and Stop the Bleed protocols. If the pilot program at AWest is successful, Whittington hopes to see similar programs roll out at high schools throughout Jeffco.


Congratulations to our 2020 Values Award Winners for Exemplary Performance, Integrity, Teamwork, and Valuing People:

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