District 60 / Pueblo City Schools 2016 Award Winners
with 30 first grade students, Kristine
Cason’s classroom is always buzzing with activity, according to her
nominators. Using the “Kagan” active engagement strategies, she encourages and
motivates her students to think and learn with one another in all subjects. She
works at developing nurturing relationships with each student to ensure they
understand course work and applies real life examples to help students become
lifelong learners. Cason has served in many leadership
roles within the school and district, always with a great attitude and a commitment
to learning and communication between students, parents, and colleagues.
Nominated by Michelle Cisney and Kendra Zerfas
experiential, and visual learning are just a few of the ways Michelle Meier produces successful
students who exhibit positive social characteristics. She runs an organized classroom,
where the students are encouraged to make good decisions and do their best with
her “chances” incentive program. On top of her regular class hours, Meier is
Coordinator of Destination Imagination and The Gifted and Talented clubs, and
organizes activities for student tutoring, leadership, community service
activities, and chairs the annual school carnival. She is dedicated to her
students and holds herself to the same standards she expects of them in terms
of personal growth and goal setting.
Nominated by Amy Aguilar and Julie Naccarato
a rapport with each of her students, Nicole
Oreskovich hugs each student as they enter her classroom daily giving value
to their personal and school life. She advocates for and facilitates students
taking control of their individual learning, which has found makes them more
engaged and enthusiastic. Field trips are one way Oreskovich promotes hands-on
learning by showing students that learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom.
Dedicated to her school, she helps to organize fundraisers and serves on
multiple committees.On top of her 40-hour
a week career, Oreskovich also is enrolled full-time as a student pursuing a
master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.
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