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Pete Oldfield wins April Teachers First Award

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News 5 is proud to present our April Teachers First award to Pete Oldfield at Eagleview Middle School.

He was nominated by a former student who said this physical education teacher left a lasting impression on him a few years back, not only through sports but through his motivational speeches.

Oldfield, known as "Oldie" to his students, was also selected to be Teacher of the Year at his District 20 middle school.

"One of my former principals said, always ask yourself, what are you teaching by how you're acting, and are you making kids belong?" Oldfield said. "And I think Eagleview does that better than anybody else so it's easy to come to school everyday and work."

Students tell News 5, they weren't surprised at all.

"He comes to school with this energy and he is just ready to inspire and he gives everything that he has to these kids," Josh Kates, an 8th grade student said.

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Teacher's First Award Qualifications

AWARD
One teacher a month, in August, September and October will be chosen to receive the award.
Teachers First recipients will receive $500 for classroom supplies for the following year.
They will receive a $100 Salsa Brava gift card, and Salsa Brava will host a Happy Hour at any location for up to 6 people for each winner.

PURPOSE
To recognize and honor teachers who exemplify excellence in teaching.
To encourage and inspire others.
To raise the importance of the teaching profession.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must be currently teaching in a Southern Colorado accredited public or private elementary/grade school.

NOMINATION PROCESS AND RESTRICTIONS
Nominations will be accepted all year. Applications received in the summer months will be considered the following semester.
Please do not submit additional support materials (photos, DVD's, audio cassettes)
Nominations must include:

    *The Nomination Form
    *Letter of Nomination.

Nominations are to be submitted by mail or on-line.
Nomination materials will not be returned.
Only complete nominations will be considered.
Winner will be featured on News5*.
*Winner, nominee and school agree to be featured on News5.

GUIDELINES FOR WRITING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Describe specific examples of how this teacher cares.
Describe how this teacher provides a positive, stimulating classroom.
Explain how this teacher makes a connection with his/her students.
Tell what this teacher does that is above and beyond normal duties.
Be specific on how the teacher helps develop successful members of the community. 
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