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Colorado Department of Education looking for the next Teacher of the Year

Posted at 1:30 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 15:26:53-04

DENVER — Every year the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled K-12 classroom teacher. That teacher is honored not only here in Colorado, but automatically becomes Colorado’s nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition, even attending a ceremony honoring teachers from across the nation in Washington, DC.

The 2019 Colorado Teacher of the year is Margaret "Meg" Cypress, a fifth-grade teacher at Denver’s Bradley International School. Ms. Cypress was selected for the honor based on her energy and for her exceptional ability to inspire and excite students, parents, other teachers, administrators. Since 2003 Ms. Cypress has built connections with the community, organizing family events such as Math Night, the Cardboard Challenge and the Annual Bradley Science Fair. In addition, she started a summer camp at Bradley with more than 150 students and was assistant volleyball coach for Thomas Jefferson High School. She is a Colorado native who received her bachelor of arts from the University of Northern Colorado.

Denver7 is proud to be a part of the 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year program. Nominations can be submitted any time between now and Wednesday, July 10. You can learn more information and download an application on the Colorado Department of Education’s website. The winner will be announced in October.