In other action
Other items discussed at Thursday's Steamboat Springs School Board study session were:
The 21st century skills and knowledge board members want district students to graduate with
Personnel evaluations to be given to students to evaluate teachers
The prospect of increasing the number of teachers for the Gifted and Talented program
The results of a survey on the Instructional Support Specialists position
Teachers of the Year
1985 Marcia Martin
1986 Martin Lamansky
1987 Sher Scheiwe
1988 Winston Walker
1989 Ken Jansen
1990 George "Bud" Romberg
1991 Alyson Spear
1992 Kay Wagner
1993 Rosemary Pearson
1994 Tanna Brock
1995 Jayne Hill
1996 Celia Dunham
1997 Nanette Waneka
1998 George Weber
1999 Kerry Kerrigan
2000 Martin Lamansky
2001 Lucianne Myhre
2002 Brad Kindred
2003 Pam Walter
2004 Celia Dunham
2005 Margi Briggs-Casson
2006 Ginny Osbourn
Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs School Board will name its Teacher of the Year before the end of the month.
During Thursday's School Board study session, board members, Superintendent Donna Howell and building principals from each nominee's respective school sat down with the nominees for 15-minute interviews.
Regardless of who eventually is named the winner, the four nominees from each district school in Steamboat have made an impact on children, according to recommendation letters turned in to the board.
"They are all fantastic," Howell said.
The four nominees are Cindy Gay, a science teacher at Steamboat Springs High School; Ben Barbier, a math and science teacher at Steamboat Springs Middle School; Susanmarie Oddo, the art teacher at Soda Creek Elementary School; and Kristi Williams, a third-grade teacher at Strawberry Park Elementary School.
The School Board has named a Teacher of the Year every year since 1985.
"This process has been an excellent opportunity to recognize the many, many outstanding teachers we have in our district," Howell said.
Gay, Barbier, Oddo and Williams also will receive an additional recognition.
The Lazof Family Foundation will award each nominated teacher a $1,000 scholarship for continuing education "to both reward and encourage excellence among the primary molders of our community's most valuable resource, our children."
Ron and Chenza Lazof reside in Steamboat Springs and Newport Beach, Calif.
Annually, the Colorado State Board of Education announces a Colorado Teacher of the Year, and the state board selects its teacher of the year from school district nominations throughout Colorado.
The School Board is expected to announce its Teacher of the Year at its May 21 board meeting.