Class of 2014 DEN Guru Finalists



The DEN is so full of talent, we were overwhelmed by exceptional applications this year. The judges were faced with the difficult task to select only 12 finalists. Congratulations to these STAR Discovery Educators on being named a 2014 DEN Guru Finalist:

Joli Barker McKinney ISD, TX
Sandi Dennis City Schools of Decatur, GA
Mauri Dufour Auburn School Department, ME
Chelsei Fox York County School Division, VA
DENnis Grice St. John’s Lutheran School, CA
Karie Huttner Verona Area School District, WI
Dacia Jones Durham Public Schools, NC
Melissa Lander Palm Beach County, FL
Alexander MacDougall Halifax Regional School Board, NS
Kate Nagle The Ivymount School and Programs, MD
Dave Tchozewski Jenison Public Schools, MI
Kristy Vincent
Hardin ISD, TX

In April, these finalists will present to a panel of judges. At the DENny Awards, up to five of these finalists will be named Class of 2014 DEN Gurus.



  1. Melissa Lander said:

    I cannot belive I was selected as a finalist amongst these amazing educators! Good luck to all!

  2. Kass Bates said:

    Congratulations! So happy for all those making the list, how lucky are we to be in the company of such great educators.

  3. Joli Barker said:

    I am once again honored to be chosen as a finalist in such an extraordinary group of inspiring and talented educators. THE DEN is a community of world changers and to have been a part of it for all these years is truly a gift. Thank you all for being examples of what is right in education!