Vail teacher in finals to win award

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 6, 2009 6:46 pm

Miles McGeehan, a science and master teacher is a state level finalist for the Colorado State Selection Committee for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program.  When not potentially winning awards, McGeehan also teaches at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy.  Geoffrey Grimmer, Vail’s principal stated that “The students, staff and parents are so proud of Miles for receiving this prestigious honor.”

The Presidential Award is the highest honor a K-12 teacher can receive in Colorado, and if McGeehan can manage to beat out his 7 opponents he will be the first instructor at Vail to bring home this award.  McGeehan told the press that it was “certainly flattering and an honor to be selected to represent Colorado as a finalist at the national level.  I owe so much to my colleagues, my incredible students, the families at VSSA and my wonderful wife, Katie. I love that I enjoy going to work each morning, the teachable moments, the challenges and the joys of influencing life-long learners. Recognition for our accomplishments by the State is gratifying and an inspiration.”