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A Monte Moses Scholar recounts her journey

In 2009, the life of Kara Sanderlin (now Davisson) changed when she learned that she would receive the Monte Moses Future Educators Scholarship. Four years later, Kara wrote a letter to the scholarship committee to share how life-changing this opportunity was for her.

In her letter, Kara wrote about student teaching at Grandview High School working with students with significant support needs in the ILC and the mentors that helped her along the way. Kara also served as the head coach of the Unified Track and Field team: “Unified Track and Field is an opportunity for students with disabilities to compete in various track events with the help and support of general education athletes. This was by far the highlight of my student teaching experience.”

Kara began her official career at Cherokee Trail High School, writing in 2013: “Ever since I have started pursuing special education I have dreamed of becoming a high school teacher in an ILC setting and finally after four years of hard work and determination I get to do just that…this would never have been possible had it not been for your financial support.”

SIDE NOTE: The Foundation team caught up with Kara this year, now at Grandview High School, and she shared that she was happy to be a part of the Cherry Creek Schools community and thankful for the opportunity to support students in the district. 

“When I received the Monte Moses Scholarship, I was thrilled to have a way to pursue my dream of supporting students with various learning needs. That support paved the way for me to be part of the Cherry Creek Schools community and allowed me to assist all students through their educational journey. Thank you, Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, for supporting educators and students alike!”

We’ve enjoyed traveling down memory lane and hope you enjoyed it, too! Stay tuned for more history and we hope you’ll help us write the next thirty years of stories.

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