Educator of the Year Awards

Nominate a TSD Educator or staff member for a
2022 Educator of the Year Award!


Nominations for Educators of the Year are accepted until 4:30pm on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Each year, TEF offers the opportunity for people in the community to nominate a teacher or Thompson School District staff person they feel exemplifies excellence in education. Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Elementary Teacher of the Year (early childhood - grade 5)

  • Secondary Teacher of the Year (grade 6 - Grade 12)

  • Principal of the Year

  • TSD Staff of the Year (Classified, APT, Nutrition Services, Counseling, Transportation, etc.)

The annual Educators of the Year awards are supported by King Buick GMC 

Educator of the Year sponsor, King Buick GMC, feels the best way to give back to the community is through education support: building strong programs that will produce a highly trained workforce that can increase innovation and energy for American manufacturing. To honor Thompson School District educators, King Buick GMC provides car leases for 60 days to educator of the year winner in each categories and a 24 month car lease to the overall TEF Educator of the Year winner. 

2021 Educator of the Year award recipients

TEF Educator of the Year     Barb Hartman, TSD Health Services Coordinator
Elementary Educator            Karen Shumate, Mary Blair Elementary School
Secondary Educator             Ericka Griess, Mountain View High School
Principal                                 Deon Davis, Coyote Ridge Elementary School

Principal                                 Ian Stout, Loveland Classical Schools

TSD Staff                               Jordan Jennings, Berthoud High School