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McGuffey Award

The CASB McGuffey Award honors unique board members who bring committed and passionate service to their board work. Every district has the opportunity to submit one board member each year. Honorees will be recognized at CASB’s Fall Regional Meetings and featured on our website, through social media and in the 74th Annual Convention program. It takes just a small amount of your time for a worthy recognition.



2014 McGuffey Awardees

Region 1
Curt Lapp, Wray RD-2

Region 2
Russell Lengel, Limon Public Schools
Scott Lutz, Big Sandy 100J

Region 3
Dana Barth, Holly RE-3
Scott Curley, McClave RE-2
Christie Whalen, Swink #33

Region 4
Randy Ray, Weld County RE-1
Nancy Tellez, Poudre R-1
Candace Veldhuizen, Weld County RE-3J
Bobby Warner, Weld RE-4

Region 5
Karen Hoopes, Mapleton Public Schools
Bob Landgraf, Adams County 50
Lucie Stanish, Littleton Public Schools


Region 6
Sherryl Dillon, Cheyenne Mountain 12
Ernest Hudson, Ellicott 22
Dianne "Sam" Law, La Veta RE-2
John Mann, Lewis-Palmer #38
Jan Tanner, Colorado Springs D-11

Region 9
Wendy Mellott, Del Norte C-7

Region 10
Mindy Burke, Meeker RE-1
Judy Skribina, Plateau Valley 50
Ann Tisue, Mesa County Valley 51

Region 11

Jerry Hellman, Ouray R-1
Paul Reich, Telluride R-1
Tom West, Montrose County RE-1J

Region 12

Vangi McCoy, Dolores RE-4A
Toby Roderick, Ignacio 11-JT
Eric Whyte, Montezuma-Cortez RE-1



Submission deadline is Monday, Sept. 15. Your board president should facilitate the submission from your district. One submission per district please.

Do you have a special board member who ...

  • is or was an active board member for the past year
  • has served above and beyond the call of duty
  • has demonstrated such service that you want to recognize him/her in a special way

It could be that member who has ...

  • served your community for many years
  • accomplished a major milestone
  • demonstrated significant community service
  • demonstrated a focus for all children in the district, including a focus on student achievement
  • worked well with fellow board members
  • pursued self-improvement and growth in boardmanship
  • worked tirelessly as an advocate for the district and its students

First published in 1836, the McGuffey Readers were a series of seven books with stories and poems that taught kids reading and grammar, and helped them develop good qualities. It was one of the most widely used and influential textbooks of its time in transferring knowledge and the virtues required to fulfill the responsibilities of citizenship in a free society

Any questions, please contact Nancy Weiss: