This program acknowledges and honors individuals in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) who have an extraordinary impact on student learning because of their exceptional collaboration, innovation, and dedication to students. These individuals embody this definition of Impactful: an individual who shows an ongoing commitment to professional and personal growth and has powerful, often life-changing, effects on students and/or the rest of the education community through unfaltering and purposeful effort. All classroom teachers, specialists, administrators, classified employees, and volunteers are eligible for nomination. Candidates are nominated and selected by each of the 56 BVSD schools in the fall, and all are celebrated each March at a community event.
Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award
Named after one of our most fervent supporters, Blake Peterson, this award recognizes an individual whose own passion for education and learning mirrors that of the award’s namesake.
Imogene “Jean” Maxon Early Teacher Award
The Imogene “Jean” Maxon Early Teacher Award is awarded to a BVSD teacher with up to three years of classroom experience who demonstrates the drive, stamina, and vision of a career educator. Given the attrition of beginning educators, this award is inspired and supported by Jean Maxon, a lifetime teacher whose own legacy extends beyond the BVSD classroom. Imogene believed in inspiring and supporting teachers and teacher education. This award is designed to provide encouragement and added motivation for classroom teaching and to remind all educators that they are valued and appreciated in our community.
The 2019-2020 school year Impact Award Winners
Although we were unable to celebrate these superheroes in education in person in the spring, please help us recognize these impactful individuals in our Boulder Valley schools:
Congratulations to the 2020 Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Sue Taddeucci!
Watch why we are so incredibly honored to give Sue this prestigious award!
Read about Sue in the Daily Camera