For Senator Nancy Todd (D-Aurora), Eastridge Elementary in Cherry Creek School District is where her lifelong commitment to public education began over 30 years ago. Not only was she a teacher there, she also met her husband, Terry Todd there. Terry was the physical education teacher at the time and now the school’s gym is named in his honor. As an educator, Sen. Todd holds a special place in her heart for Eastridge Elementary and for all Colorado students. She spoke to our third graders about her work at the State Capitol, including her biggest disappointment, Senate Bill 191, which changed the way Colorado educators are evaluated; a bill she fought tirelessly against. Sen. Todd knows firsthand the value that public school teachers provide to the children of Colorado. It was an honor to have her back at Eastridge.
Shannon Peterson is an English Language Acquisition Specialist for the Cherry Creek School District. She teaches at Eastridge Elementary in Aurora and is a CEA Ambassador Fellow.