SMWS Alumna Linde Chappelle Receives Jared Polis Foundation’s 2016 Teacher Recognition Award
Every year since 2002, the Jared Polis Foundation has honored 10 Colorado public school teachers during the National Teacher Appreciation Week in early May. This spring, Linde Chappelle, SMWS Class of 2006, was selected as one of the 10 honorees statewide! Nominations for teachers across the state were received for this prestigious award.
Ms. Chappelle currently teaches 5th grade at the Mountain Sage Community School, a Waldorf inspired charter school in Fort Collins, Colorado. The letter of nomination had this to say about her:
“Linde Chappelle is a highly organized teacher with a deep love for all of her students. Although she is only in her second year of full-time teaching, she shows a wisdom beyond her years. She sees each child as an individual learner and cares about each of them in a deep and enduring way.
…Linde is a phenomenal teacher who is devoted in heart and mind to her students, her parents, her colleagues and our entire school community.”