What Are Shining Stars?
Shining Stars are DCSD staff member/s and schools nominated for outstanding service by the parents and/or caregivers of students receiving special education services.
How Are Shining Stars Recognized?
All nominees will receive a notification of their nomination/s, a Shining Star certificate, and recognition via district communications, school communications (where possible), on the DCSEAC website, and DCSEAC Facebook page.
Staff: Staff nominations will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 20 gift prizes ($100 in value sponsored by Developmental Pathways).
Schools: One elementary, one middle, one high school, and one charter school will be selected to win prizes valued at $250 towards a special education curriculum (sponsored by Developmental Pathways).
There is no limit to the number of staff members that you can nominate. Certificates and baskets will be delivered to staff members with your special words.
If anyone would like to donate a gift card to one of our Shining Star gift card basket winners, please contact Kerri Tompkins at email@example.com
2021/2022 Shining Star Basket Winners
Shelley Sticka, Learning Specialist, Roxborough Primary
Anthony Speights, Moderate Needs Teacher, Chaparral High School
Mady Walker, EA, Mountain Ridge Middle School
Magdalene Gunning, Moderate Needs Teacher, Prairie Crossing Elementary
Jill Purdy, OT, Timber Trail Elementary
Sarah Kremer, SSN teacher, Franktown Elementary
Amanda Dixon, Moderate Needs Teacher, Douglas County High School
Abbey Secord, Early Childhood Instructor, Copper Mesa Preschool
Kristin Karnicki, Moderate Needs Teacher, Rock Canyon High School
Tom Smith, Learning Guide, Renaissance Secondary
Nicole Farnett, EA, South Ridge Elementary
Christina Courtney, Moderate Needs Teacher, Redstone Elementary
Mackenzie Campbell, LSS Teacher, STEM School Highlands Ranch
Melissa Kohn, Early Childhood Special Educator, Roxborough Primary
Mosammat “Lipi” Khan, EA, Mammoth Heights Elementary