Excellence in Education Award


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Jamin as a young boy doing what he loved to do.

About the Award


J.B. loved education. Nothing seemed to please him more than the opportunity to read and learn. Jamin's high school graduation speech was a tribute to the teachers involved in his life and learning, starting in his elementary years and continuing through high school. It was this love for learning that propelled him to Harvard where he reveled in the educational opportunities.

Knowing how important education was to Jamin and knowing that he sincerely felt it was his teachers who had instilled in him the love for knowledge, we have established the Jamin B. Wilson Excellence in Education Award. The purpose of these awards are to celebrate and reward exceptional public educators. Initially, the awards will be made to educators at D'Evelyn schools in Jefferson County, Colorado. It is hoped that The Jamin Fund will eventually grow to allow for expansion of these Excellence in Education Award to the entire Jefferson County School District, and potentially other school districts.

The Excellence in Education Award combines a recognition of accomplishments along with a substantial monetary gift to each recipient. The annual awards are made to individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to inspiring belief in the importance of education and learning, encouraging good citizenship and personal responsibility, and fostering high standards of achievement in learning among young people.

These awards will be in the form of a monetary gift to each recipient. The full purpose of each gift will be to recognize each recipient for their high level of commitment and ability as well as to award them with a monetary gift which they may use however they desire.

Nominations


Each year, nominations for the awards are taken from parents, teachers, students, school administrators and staff. A selection committee of individuals who have a history of involvement and a deep sense of dedication to education judge the nominations and choose the award recipients. Nominated individuals are judged on set criteria consistent with promoting excellence in education.

2017 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Deb Holland and Rob Northway!


2016 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Jodi Haller and Josh Griffin!


2015 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Keith Beams and Olivia Schott!


2014 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Nancy Juganaru, Jerry McWhorter, and Cyndi Fisher!


2013 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Evette Nowicki and Richard Mancuso!


2012 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Monte Murphy and Terry Carlson!


2011 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Brian Haller and Cory Ryckman!


2010 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Micah Porter and Judy Schoonmaker!


2009 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Pierre Habel and Briant McKellips!


2008 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Congratulations to Chris Baker and Janet Shibly!

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I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource most to be relied on for ameliorating the conditions, promoting the virtue and advancing the happiness of man.

–Thomas Jefferson

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