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Center Virtual Academy principal honored with 2012 Legacy Awards

Posted: Friday, Apr 27th, 2012

Courtesy Photo Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Center’s Virtual Academy Principal Chris Vance, Dr. Helayne Jones, and Governor John Hickenlooper posed for an awards photo last week.

DENVER — Chris Vance, principal of Center Virtual Academy, was honored April 4 by the Colorado Legacy Foundation (CLF) with a 2012 Legacy Award for innovation in education.

Dr. Helayne Jones, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia presented the award in the category of “Innovation Requires Innovative Thinking” at the 2012 Legacy Luncheon by CLF’s President and CEO,

“The Colorado Legacy Foundation believes that increased student achievement for all Colorado students requires effective leaders in every school, effective educators in every classroom, and healthy and engaged students who come to school ready to learn,” said Dr. Jones, President and CEO of the Colorado Legacy Foundation.

“Mr. Vance was honored for crafting an electronic version of the new statewide administrator evaluation tool, which alleviated a major time burden for educators. We are thrilled to recognize him and celebrate his great work.”

The 2012 Legacy Awards were presented to individuals and organizations in the business, education, and non-profit sectors who embody the values that guide CLF’s work.

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