Local business leader Ralph Braden’s impact exceeds the boundaries of the business community. His exemplary leadership, generous spirit and tenacious can-do attitude positively impact the lives of thousands of district students, staff and families.
Not only has Ralph been a member of the Superintendent’s Council, Growth and Capital Needs Committee and Capital Facilities Planning Committee, but also his counsel and guidance were instrumental in passing the 2008 Mil Levy Override and the 2016 Bond Measure.
Ralph is a true community partner. His commitment to excellence and the betterment of the Pikes Peak Region is an inspiration.
Eagleview Middle School (EMS) and Ross MacAskill are synonymous. Technically the school’s principal, Ross was much more: warrior, risk taker and visionary.
Ross cared deeply for students and staff. He embraced his role as guide, leading with respect and empathy. Encouraging his students and staff to take risks and make mistakes, he grew
a culture and community of individuals who embraced creativity, inventiveness and a deep and lasting love of learning.
Academy District 20 would not be the place it is today without Ross. He instilled hope, innovation, exploration, respect and excellence into EMS, and ultimately the entire district.
As both teacher and administrator, Jinn Baumann-Birke’s creativity, innovative spirit and legendary vision were instrumental in establishing the values weaved throughout the fabric of Academy District 20.
Never shying away from risk, Jinn’s career was peppered with district firsts: the first Talented and Gifted program, the first after school sports program, the first computer program and the first special education program, which was in an old school bus Jinn gutted and restored.
A true original, Jinn’s wisdom, grace and vibrant spirit lit the way for hundreds to follow; creating a legacy of excellence that still flourishes today.
Wayne Marshalls’ coaching career at Air Academy High School (AAHS) started in 1971. Today his legacy fills the school’s halls, classrooms and fields.
For 42 years Wayne inspired students to strive for excellence. He coached four sports and earned four State Championships. He was even inducted into the Colorado Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2012.
Referred to as an AAHS legend, Wayne set the tone for what it means to be a Kadet. His love of education, athletics and students continues to inspire those who know him to reach their full potential and always give back.