Steven Parker

Steven Parker

West Point Graduate Perfect Match for Superintendent

Steven Parker received his Bachelor of Science in National Security/Public Affairs from The United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1986. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps soon after.

While on active duty, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Florida Tech. Parker was medically retired in October 1994, and began substitute teaching as he was trying to figure out what to do with his life. It was while substituting that he realized teaching was his passion. This became the beginning of his long journey in education, roots to treetops.

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Rae Ann Dotter

Rae Ann Dotter

TTT Participant receives second National Teacher of the Year Honor

Announced June 23 in Washington, D.C., Colorado Troops to Teachers (TTT) participant Rae Anne Dotter was selected as the 2015 National Challenger Center for Space Science Education Teacher of the Year. Dotter, who teaches science at Cotopaxi Junior Senior High, is now a two-time recipient of this national level award, having also received it in 2012. The award honors teachers who inspire students and help them excel in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects, as well as implement their classroom plans with the Challenger Center. Nominations are taken from the 40 Challenger Learning Centers throughout the United States, England, South Korea, and Canada.

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Georgette Harrald

Georgette Harrald

Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Georgette Harrald enlisted in the Navy in 1985. She spent the first eight years at various duty stations, busy with a new marriage and family, making college seem a far off dream.

While in Pennsylvania, Harrald took advantage of volunteering at her son’s school to see if teaching was something she would like to pursue and she found that she did enjoy the challenge. Her following duty station was NAS South Weymouth, Mass., where her second son was born. While there, she enrolled at Quincy College. Then, her third son was born. Due to his medical issues, the Navy relocated her to Missouri, in order to be closer to the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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