Colorado Mountain College honors Summit County faculty members |

Colorado Mountain College honors Summit County faculty members

Alli Langley
Trish Winter, Summit Cove Elementary fourth-grade teacher, sells raffle tickets for big prizes to Phil Gudlewski at last year's Trivia Night Fever, a fundraiser for Education Foundation of the Summit's Eileen Finkel Innovative Teacher Grants.
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Tuesday, March 24

Central Admin. Office, Board of Education Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Silverthorne Elementary, Preschool Roundup, 4:15 p.m.

Summit Middle School, Strings Concert, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25

Summit Cove Elementary, Preschool Roundup, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 26

Dillon Valley Elementary, Preschool Roundup, 4:15 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Summit Cove Elementary, PTSA, 8:45 a.m.

Upper Blue Elementary, Preschool Roundup, 4:15 p.m.

Colorado Mountain College recently recognized its outstanding faculty members and honored two Summit County instructors.

Robert Cartelli teaches online business and marketing classes at the college’s Breckenridge and Dillon campuses, and this year he took both the honors for online Faculty of the Year as well as for full-time Faculty of the Year for a physical campus for the second year in a row.

Cartelli has taught at CMC for the past eight years and said he hopes his high expectations for his students prepares them for the marketplace.

“Most businesses pay you to be a problem solver, to see a problem no one else sees and solve it,” he said. “I want to take a more practical point of view and help them have that mindset, so they’re not afraid to dive right in.”

Jeremy Deem, an adjunct instructor of history, outdoor studies and sustainability studies at the Breckenridge and Dillon campuses, also was recognized by the college as adjunct Faculty of the Year.

CMC students, staff and faculty annually nominate one full-time and one adjunct faculty member from each of the college’s seven campuses and the online learning department. From those honorees, senior administrators select a college-wide award recipient in each of the two categories, representing the span of the college’s 12,000 square miles.


One of the best-attended trivia nights in Summit County and the largest annual fundraiser for the Education Foundation of the Summit will be Saturday, March 28.

Sponsored by FirstBank of Summit County, Trivia Night Fever will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Quinta Conference Center, at 560 Silverthorne Lane in Silverthorne, and teams of eight will compete for prizes.

Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include light dinner refreshments and one drink. Tables of eight can be purchased for $200.

Participants can also buy tickets for drawings and bid on silent auction items, which will include ski lift passes, sports gear and entertainment gift certificates. All funds raised will go to the Education Foundation to support public school students and teachers in the Summit School District.

The winning table will be given a poster-sized check for $1,000 from the Education Foundation to donate to the Summit School District public school of their choice.

Proceeds from Trivia Night Fever, along with other funds raised by the Education Foundation with support from The Summit Foundation and Vail Resorts Epic Promise, will support the fifth annual Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Award grants, which have provided over $60,000 to the public schools.

Past awardees include creative teacher projects from every public school and have paid for new classroom technology, science lab materials, museum field trips, theater productions and fitness programs.

To purchase tickets for the fundraiser, contact Kyle Spencer at For information about event sponsorships or corporate tables, contact Bonnie Ward at 970-468-0155.


Summit High School’s 10th-grade students will present their personal projects to the community at a public event at the school Wednesday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m.

As part of the International Baccalaureate program, the roughly 200 students in the grade have been working for the past year on their projects.

They are encouraged to create something based on their interest, and previous year projects have included a handmade ukulele, furniture built out of hockey sticks, original orchestral compositions, short stories and plays, and recipes designed for specific diets.

The school welcomes the public, and students will talk to those interested about their creations.

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