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All State Board of Education

Nominate your board for the 2014 All State Board of Education Award

Sponsored by CASB and George K. Baum & Company - Investment Bankers since 1928

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

The Colorado All State Board of Education Award recognizes school boards across the state for overall excellence in governance. These boards develop a shared vision, engage their constituencies and display sound reasoning and strong ethics.

Process and Criteria

  1. School districts must be CASB members to participate.
  2. Submission must be made by the board president or district superintendent.
  3. All board members must be in agreement with the application.
  4. Application must contain a narrative, up to two pages, describing the board’s governance work in all five of the following areas:
    • How the board engaged constituents, developed a shared vision, and developed polices and plans to increase student achievement.
    • How the board demonstrated leadership either on the district and community level, or the state, regional or national level.
    • How the board used sound reasoning and strong ethics in its decision-making.
    • How the board continuously developed its members individually and as a team.
    • How the board displayed excellence and consistency in response to challenges or issues the board and community faced.
  5. Total applications must be fewer than five printed pages.
  6. Materials must be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 via email to Alan Hentschel, executive assistant for member relations. Only electronic applications will be considered.


  1. Boards may want to attach supporting documents that illustrate the work outlined in the narrative.
  2. Be specific. This will give judges a clear picture of your board’s effective work.
  3. Disclaimer: By submitting this application, nominees agree all application materials (except for personal contact information) may be used publicly by CASB for informational and promotional purposes.

The Award

Along with the honor of being recognized as a pioneer of exceptional governance, the winning school board will receive $2,500 to be used for any educational purpose the board chooses. Winners will be honored during CASB’s 74th Annual Convention Dec. 4-7, 2014, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Thank you to George K. Baum for their generous support of this award and for their support of educational excellence.

Selection Committee

A committee of current and former board members will review all applications, selects finalists and confirms the All State Award winner. 

2013 All State Boards of Education

Congratulations to the 2013 All State Boards of Education winners


Center Consolidated 26JT
Board of Education

Standing L-R:
James Sanchez
Richard Barela
Miguel Cendejas, past board member
Seated L-R:
Michael Lobato
Yaridia Cendejas
Margaret Faron
George Welsh

St. Vrain Valley RE-1J
Board of Education

Standing L-R:
Don Haddad
John Creighton
Rod Schmidt
Mike Schiers
Bob Smith
Seated L-R:
Debbie Lammers
Joie Siegrist
Dori Van Lone
Paula Peairs

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