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2 from Eagle County schools headed to Washington D.C.

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY – An administrator and teacher from Eagle County schools will travel to Washington D.C. in May to meet with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other officials.

Jason Glass, Eagle County Schools’ director of human resources, was contacted by the Rose Community Foundation in March informing him that they had received a grant to take a select number of Colorado school districts to Washington D.C. in order to tout innovative approaches to measuring teacher quality and performance pay. Eagle County schools will join Jefferson County School District and Denver Public Schools on a journey to the nation’s capital May 10-11 to meet

“We are ecstatic that the Rose Community Foundation has selected our district to represent Colorado’s innovative efforts to create better schools for our kids,” says Glass. “This grant is further testament to the fact that we are doing amazing things in Eagle County schools. This is a District not afraid to take chances and innovate.”

Joining Glass in Washington D.C. will be Edwards Elementary School Kindergarten and Master Teacher Erika Donahue. Donahue was selected because she is an Eagle County Education Association leader, a master teacher and nationally board-certified instructor who has done extensive work on the district’s teacher evaluation system.

“Erika is an exceptional teacher and person,” says Glass. “Her ‘in the classroom’ knowledge of the innovative approaches being used in Eagle County Schools will have a tremendous impact on our conversations.”

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