McGuffey AwardMcGuffey Award 


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The CASB McGuffey Award honors unique board members who bring committed and passionate service to their board work. Every district has the opportunity to submit one board member each year. Honorees are recognized at CASB’s Fall Regional Meetings and featured on our website, through social media and in the 79th Annual Convention program. It takes just a small amount of your time for a worthy recognition.

Submission deadline is three weeks prior to your regional meeting. Your board president should facilitate the submission from your district. One submission per district.

Do you have a special board member who ...

  • is or was an active board member for the past year
  • has served above and beyond the call of duty
  • has demonstrated such service that you want to recognize him/her in a special way

It could be that member who has ...

  • served your community for many years
  • accomplished a major milestone
  • demonstrated significant community service
  • demonstrated a focus for all children in the district, including a focus on student achievement
  • worked well with fellow board members
  • pursued self-improvement and growth in boardmanship
  • worked tirelessly as an advocate for the district and its students

First published in 1836, the McGuffey Readers were a series of seven books with stories and poems that taught reading and grammar to students as well as help them develop good character qualities. It was one of the most widely used and influential textbooks of its time in transferring knowledge and the virtues required to fulfill the responsibilities of citizenship in a free society.

Questions? Please contact Connie Summers.


2018 McGuffey Awardees

Region 1

Christine Herrick, Liberty J-4

Region 6

Lloyd Harwood, Cañon City Schools

Region 2

Todd Natale, Big Sandy 100J

Region 7

Jeannie Jenkins, North Park R-1

Region 3

Darren Garcia, Rocky Ford R2
Teale Hemphill, McClave RE-2
Chris Tuma, Crowley County RE-1J

Region 9

Rod Ruybalid, South Conejos RE-10


Region 4

Tempy Bowman, Weld RE-4
Kim Chacon, Weld County RE-1
Susan Gutowsky, Poudre School District
Carol McDermott, Weld Re-8
Dr. Julia Richard, Weld County 6
Mark White, Weld RE-9

Region 11

Phoebe Benziger, Montrose County RE-1J
Pete Blair, Delta County 50J
Stan Galley, West End Public Schools RE-2
Paul Reich, Telluride R-1

Region 5

Jackie Kuusinen, School District 27J
David Ray, Douglas County RE-1
Harvest Thomas, Adams 14
Carrie Warren-Gully, Littleton Public Schools

Region 12

Kelly McCaw, Ignacio 11-JT
Sheri Noyes, Montezuma-Cortez RE-1