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O’Rourke Prize

The O’Rourke Prize Recognition for Outstanding
Professional Learning Professionals

The Learning Forward Colorado and Mrs. Anne O'Rourke are proud to co-sponsor The O'Rourke Prize, an award honoring an exemplary professional developer in the state of Colorado. The award is given in memory of the late Dr. Bill O'Rourke, a distinguished educator and professional developer.

This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the fine efforts and talents of a special person who has made a significant impact on the professional learning of other educators. The person may be nominated by a peer, colleague, or supervisor.

The award will include a $500 honorarium, a plaque, free registration for the Learning Forward Colorado Conferences in 2016 and 2017, and a free one-year membership to Learning Forward Colorado. These will be presented at the conference on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Nominations must be posted online by Monday, October 3, 2016. Mailed nominations must be postmarked by Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

CLICK HERE to submit your nomination now!


Past recipients of The O’Rourke Prize:

2015 - Beau Foubert, Director of Professional Learning
            Adams 12 Five Star schools

2014 - Tina Cassens, Director of Educator Effectiveness
             and Instructional Technology
             Woodland Park School District Re-2

2013 - Mary Jo Bode, Educator Support Services
             Boulder Valley School District

2013 - Michelle Bourgeois, Instructional Technology Director
             St. Vrain Valley School District

2012 - Annie Patterson, Director of Education
             Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC)

2011 - Kay Newcomer, Instructional Coach
             Bear Creek High, Jefferson County School District

2010 - Janet Alcorn, Director
             Tointon Institute for Educational Change

2009 - Nancy Devine, Director of Instruction and Professional Development
             Greely- Evans School District

2008 - Linda Mooney, Principal Investigator
             STEP-uP Grant

2007 - Brenda Kaylor, Senior Consultant
             The ASK Group

2006 - Marilyn Burns, Instructional Strategies Coach
             Loveland School District

2005 - Mary Ann Saffer, Past Director
             East Central BOCES

2004 - Cheryl Zimmerman, Staff Developer and Classroom Teacher
             Cherry Creek School District

2003 - Kelly Corbett, Coordinator of Staff Development
             Brighton School District

2002 - Patrick Allen, Staff Developer and Classroom Teacher
             Douglas County School District

For more information, please contact Beau Foubert at beau.foubert@adams12.org
or 720-972-5884.

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