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Local educator receives Essential Worker Award from City of Colorado Springs

Posted at 9:44 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 23:44:53-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs educator was recognized Wednesday by the City of Colorado Springs.

Mark Carlson, the Dean of Students at Banning Lewis Ranch, received the Essential Worker Award for his efforts to keep students and staff safe in the classroom.

Carlson credits the school's success to his colleagues going above and beyond during unprecedented times.

"It's winning over the staff. Letting them know that they're able to do exactly what we've asked them to do, even if it's different. But also affirm them and give them feedback on how well they're doing. And it's been dynamite, I think it's brought the staff together, closer," Carlson said.

The award was presented on behalf of the City of Colorado Springs in partnership with Scheels.