Watch the April 8, 2021 event here!

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A Virtual Event

April 8

A virtual event highlighting Thompson Education Foundation's programs and recognizing excellence in Thompson School District. This annual community event is TEF's Educator of the Year celebration and the features the announcement of the 2021 Educator of the Year recipients.



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


















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Educator of the Year



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What TEF Does

  • 15,000+ TSD students supported by TEF's programs, grants and scholarships each school year

  • 1 in 10 students receive a school supply filled backpack each year from the Help Kids Succeed program

  • Over 800 unhoused TSD students receive support to overcome barriers to classroom success with a focus on unaccompanied youth

  • Over a quarter million dollars in post-secondary scholarships are awarded to TSD students each year

  • Music and arts programs are supported at each school

  • Annual coordinated field trips for each 2nd grade (History Days) and 4th grade (Bobcat Ridge) student

  • Classroom, district and travel grants awarded to TSD teachers to enhance curriculum and learning opportunities in schools and classrooms

  • Recognition of educator excellence with the annual Educator of the Year community nomination and award process

  • New in 2021! The Dr. Stan Scheer Memorial Student Opportunity Fund provides financial support that removes barriers for TSD students to embrace individual academic, leadership, recognition and extracurricular opportunities that would be inaccessible because of financial need