Walsh wins for Rangeview


By Alivia Lee, Co-editor in Chief

Rangeview’s very own, Stephanie Walsh has been recognized as an outstanding American History/Government teacher by the Daughters’ of the American Revolution (DAR) Toll Gate Chapter and won the same award at the Colorado statewide level.

“It is actually not about the winning. It is a nice honor,” said Walsh. “It is very honoring; I just do what I do because I love teaching about government and making kids excited about something that is very relevant to their lives.”

While making such large commitments to teaching, Walsh has continuously made personal sacrifices for the sake of growing as an educator.

“I miss a lot of things because I’m going to D.C. or I’m going to grad school, so my husband and sons have sacrificed a lot because their mom is always in school and doing stuff for other students,” said Walsh.

The sacrifices are well worth it as Walsh continues to have a lasting impression on those around her.

“Mrs. Walsh has impacted my life in several ways: my study habits, my drive, and forever changed the way I look at politics,” said 2014 graduate Sierrah Brown. “She’s so accomplished in so many different aspects. From teacher to parent to friend, I feel as though my life in college and drive for politics would be completely useless if not for her.”

It is easy to see Walsh’s passion for both government and teaching and why she was honored with such prominent recognitions. She cares not only about teaching about government but also ensuring that students become truly interested in learning about the world around them.

“She is a very involved teacher. She truly cares about the success of her students,” said junior Elena Dedi.     

Walsh formally received the chapter recognition on February 11th and will be receiving the state level award on April 16th. Winning the award for outstanding American History-Government teacher at the state level has also put Walsh in a national level competition against other state winners.