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CCHS teacher honored at national conference
Heather Creech, left, with other award recipients at the International Conference on Learning Disabilities.


Cherry Creek High School teacher and speech and language pathologist Heather Creech was recognized for her contributions to the field of learning disabilities during the 38th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, held Oct. 13-14 in San Antonio.

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Creech with Sabrina Raugutt, teacher at West Middle School and president of the Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities chapter.

Every year, the Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) recognizes outstanding teachers consistently provide quality instruction to students with learning disabilities. Those teachers must first be selected as Teacher of the Year by the CLD chapter in their state. Creech received the Colorado CLD Teacher of the Year Award in April (see story below.)

In In addition to providing speech and language services for students in the moderate and severe needs programs at CCHS, Heather teaches intervention-based reading and writing classes for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.


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CCHS educator named Teacher of the Year by Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities

Cherry Creek High School teacher and speech and language pathologist Heather Creech thrives on the “promise and potential” of her students. For 23 years, she has worked with CCHS students with a variety of learning disabilities, including social-emotional disabilities, ADHD, speech and language disabilities, autism and developmental disabilities.

Heather smiling while she teaches her students.“As my students develop their reading and writing skills, they move beyond feelings of disempowerment and begin to recognize and take advantage of opportunities,” said Creech. “It is their promise and potential that is so great.”  

In April, Creech was named Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities (CCLD). She will be recognized for her contributions to the field of learning disabilities during the 38th International Conference on Learning Disabilities in October in San Antonio, Texas.

Heather helping a student with his computer lesson.Every year, CCLD honors an outstanding teacher who consistently provides quality instruction to students with learning disabilities.

“You have shown dedication to implementing evidence-based instructional practices and collaborating with classroom teachers and other service providers to greatly improve the quality of education for all students who struggle academically,” said Sabrina Raugutt, CCLD Awards Coordinator, in Creech’s award letter.

Creech said she is humbled to receive such recognition.

“Special education teachers are among the hardest-working, most dedicated people I know, so to be recognized by a council of my peers is a tremendous honor,” Creech said.

Posted 5/16/2016 3:15 PM
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