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D6 educators honored as outstanding CTE teachers

Two Greeley-Evans School District 6 educators have been honored by the Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education as outstanding teachers.


Lauren Appelhans, a family and consumer studies teacher at Greeley Central High School, was named the Colorado CTE Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education teachers, their extraordinary contributions to the field of CTE, programs that exemplify the highest standards, and activities that promote and expand career and technical education at the secondary school level across the state.  


Chelsea Bernard, also a family and consumer studies teacher at Northridge High School, is the Colorado CTE New Teacher of the Year. Recipients of the CTE New Teacher of the Year Award are in their first three to five years of teaching. They are recognized for their contributions to career and technical education and student learning within their CTE pathway.


Both educators were honored by the District 6 Board of Education at its regular meeting Monday, August 23.


“This is really quite an honor for both of them,” said Dr. Deirdre Pilch, superintendent of schools for District 6.


Both Appelhans and Bernard said how excited they are to be teaching in District 6.


“It is a huge honor to work for the Greeley school district,” Bernard told the Board of Education. “I feel like I get to teach my students things that will serve them for the rest of their lives.”