Bayfield School Board appoints new member
The Bayfield School District Board of Education has appointed Robin Duffy Wirth to serve as a board director, filling a seat that recently was vacated.
Duffy Wirth will serve until the November 2011 election, when the position will be filled through the public election process.
The board selected Duffy Wirth because of her previous service as a board member and board president.
Grace Academy promotes Powers-Ackley to principal
Grace Preparatory Academy announces the promotion of Louise Powers-Ackley to principal.
Powers-Ackley began teaching at Grace in 2005. During the last five years at Grace, she has taught French, high school literature, grammar and Christian worldview.
She earned a Certificat d’etudes Francaises in Strasbourg, France; a degree in French from Colorado State University; and a master’s degree in French and education from the University of Northern Colorado.
Before coming to Grace, she taught in Durango public schools for 31 years. She and her husband, Curt, have a son, Spencer, who lives in Loveland.
Adams State College announces graduates
Adams State College in Alamosa announces Durangoans who graduated May 15 at the spring 2010 commencement: Jessica Adams, summa cum laude, science, biology, cell and molecular; Taylor LaRocco, counseling; Stephen Steiner, special education; and Michael Wilkinson, counseling.
Local man graduates from Midwestern State
Thomas Andrew Rocco of Durango graduated Aug. 5 from Midwestern State University. The university is located in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Animas Valley Elementary announces Huskies of Week
Animas Valley Elementary School announces students who were named Huskies of the Week for caring: Jaylie Burns, Nikolas Hernandez Korte, Annelise Heinicke, Gael Rodriguez, Sayer Frontella, Lucas Blanchard and Michol Brammer.
Escalante announces students of the month
Escalante Middle School announces “Students of the Month” for September: Dakota Gilson, Ann Marie Ward, Coltin Gallegos, Seamus Millett, Kanyon Mann, Ethan Collins, Mila Snow, Reggie Lopez, Miranda Gallegos and Rhett Pound.
The students were selected by teachers because they exhibited respect, integrity and behavior that reflects the desired character of the Durango 9-R community.