The Impact Awards honor individuals in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) making an extraordinary impact on student learning. 

  • 2024 Impact Awards – School Honorees


    Every year, each BVSD school chooses an individual making an extraordinary impact on student learning to be honored with an Impact Award. Impact Award honorees are committed to professional and personal growth and have powerful, often life-changing, effects on students and/or the school community.

    Honoree selection:

    • Schools may nominate anyone creating a positive impact on the work and people of their school community, including classroom teachers, specialists, administrators, classified employees, or volunteers.
    • In alignment with our mission we encourage you to choose an honoree who is committed to incorporating equity into their career and finding ways to make education more accessible, engaging, and equitable.

    Who can submit a school honoree:

    • School principals
    • Staff members with permission from their Principal

    2024 Timeline:

    • Honorees must be submitted January 9-31, 2024
    • School celebration kits will be delivered by early March 2024
    • School celebrations held throughout March and April 2024 (ideally before Spring Break)
    • 2024 Impact Awards celebration will be held in person on May 2, 2024 at the Boulder JCC
  • Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award


    Established in 2017, the Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award honors the legacy of one of our most fervent supporters, Blake Peterson. This award recognizes and celebrates an individual who, consistently over the course of decades, catalyzes positive change within Boulder Valley School District, and whose own passion for education and learning mirrors that of the award’s namesake.

    Blake deeply valued education and devoted his life to community service and supporting quality public education for all students. 

    The Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award provides recognition to an outstanding life-long teacher, administrator, paraprofessional, staff or volunteer that has worked within BVSD. Award winners are viewed as leaders, mentors, problem solvers, and motivators of their peers and students, as demonstrated within the parameters of their role. 

    Nominees must:

    • be a current affiliate of BVSD
    • demonstrate a commitment of significant years to BVSD students
    • demonstrate a commitment to addressing barriers to student equal opportunity and equity in BVSD

    Who can submit a nomination:

    • BVSD staff members
    • Members of the local community
  • Imogene “Jean” Maxon Early Educator Award


    The Imogene “Jean” Maxon Early Educator Award is awarded annually to a BVSD educator with up to three years of classroom experience. The award is inspired and supported by Jean Maxon, a lifetime teacher whose own legacy extends beyond the BVSD classroom. Because Imogene believed in supporting educators, the award is designed to provide encouragement for classroom teaching and to remind all educators that they are valued and appreciated in our community.

    Educators nominated for the award should be committed to incorporating equity into their career and finding ways to make education more accessible, engaging, and equitable.

    Nominees must:

    • Have 1-3 years of classroom experience
    • Be currently employed by BVSD
    • Hold a current Colorado teaching license
    • Be on a regular (not temporary) contract with BVSD  

    Who can submit a nomination:

    • Any BVSD staff member

Impactful individuals show an ongoing commitment to professional and personal growth. They have powerful, often life-changing effects on students and/or the rest of the education community through unfaltering and purposeful effort.

Behind the Scenes at the 2023 Impact Awards

On May 3, 2023 we held our 30th Annual Impact Awards celebration! Since 1993, the Impact Awards has recognized hundreds of educators – teachers, custodians, office managers, food service employees, crossing guards, and more – from each school across BVSD. The energy of our dedicated educators was incredible and the event was a great success – thank you to everyone who joined us!

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Monarch paraeducator Glen Einrem receives 2023 Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award

Prior to joining Boulder Valley School District, Einrem worked as a structural engineer. Before that, he spent 18 years in the restaurant industry, doing everything from washing dishes to managing a regional team. That time working in restaurants is the most valuable when it comes to his work as one of Monarch High School’s special education paraprofessionals.

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Anahi Quintana receives Imogene Maxon Early Educator Award

This year’s winner, Anahi Quintana, is a a 6th grade ELA teacher at Broomfield Heights Middle who has an “all together now” approach to student success.

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Angevine counselor Lisa Cech received Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award

Lisa’s time at BVSD has been marked by her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; leadership in creating a welcoming environment; and fierce advocacy for her students and peers.

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Meet our 2022 Impact Award Honorees

Meet 58 impactful educators nominated by their school community for demonstrating exceptional collaboration, innovation, and dedication to our students.

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Impact Awards 2021: Community Edition

We’re recognizing every single person involved in education—educators, parents, and students—for demonstrating their commitment to education this year.

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Celebrating Early Career Teachers

Congratulations to Emily Trujillo, the inaugural winner of the Imogene Maxon Early Career Teacher award. Emily is a kindergarten teacher at Emerald Elementary and a BVSD graduate.

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Sue Taddeucci: Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Sue is a Special Education Multi-Intensive Learning Center Teacher at Southern Hills Middle School and has changed the lives of countless individuals in our district and throughout the state.

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