Saturday, January 28, 2006
CMC adjunct added to teachers' Who's Who
Lee Cox, an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs, has been nominated to Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2004-05), an annual publication honoring educators and students.
Cox's nominating student chose to remain anonymous, according to the publication's nomination department.
Cox has taught at CMC-Alpine since fall 1991.
She is also well-known in Steamboat as one of the founders of the town's first women's hockey team. Her team, Chix with Stix, is among the top teams in the league. A board member, assistant director and player, Cox also schedules games for the 29-team league. Chix with Stix plays against other teams from Steamboat as well as Breckenridge, Vail, Eagle, Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and the Denver area.
With the same passion that fuels her teaching, Cox said she plans to keep up her active life. "I'm playing this sport as long as my knees let me," she said.
Collective bargaining team scheduled to meet Monday
The Steamboat Springs School District collective bargaining team will meet Monday to continue salary and benefit negotiations for next year's staff.
The team last met Jan. 19. Although the negotiations are closed to the public, team members Donna Howell, Sharon Clementson and Steve Schibline said the team:
"Continued to address identified issues using the Interest Based Bargaining Model. The following districts were identified for comparison as the team gathers data: Summit, Aspen, Roaring Fork, Boulder, Cherry Creek, Cheyenne, Air Academy 20 and Loveland. Data collection will include salary comparisons, benefits, and staffing information. The team reviewed (financial) information presented by Vody Herrmann at the last School Board meeting. A videotape of the presentation is available from (district operations and finance director) Dale Mellor. The team also worked on strategies to improve trust. The entire team feels that we are talking to each other differently and working together more cooperatively. Our next meetings are scheduled for Jan. 30 and 31. We will be using the Interest-Based Bargaining Model to discuss communication, extra duty pay and insurance. Staff members are encouraged to share ides about the issues with their collaborative bargaining team representatives."
Students receive honors for forensics achievement
At a recent tournament in Fort Collins, Steamboat Springs High School Forensics team members Rachel Van Baak and Laura Holthausen placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in the Oratory competition.