Your 2018 Educator of the Year winners are….

Robert Hayes – St. Anthony Hospital

Robert Hayes is an amazing educator who is actively addressing serious risk hazards to individuals in our community. In addition to maintaining projects addressing helmets and senior falls, Robert is tackling the challenging topic of active shooter event with multiple Stop the Bleed classes throughout the community. He has mentored his community partners and delivered many classes himself. Robert can be seen at events all over the metro area with St. Anthony’s programs and services. He is always upbeat and positive. Robert has taken a leadership role with the Colorado Risk Reduction Network and served as an active member of Safe Kids Denver Metro. He tirelessly addresses risk in our community, utilizing the most up to date and appropriate interventions. He is a pillar of excellence.

In addition to delivering risk reduction programs, Robert and St. Anthony Hospital sponsor and fund several other agencies and their programs.

 Colleen Potton – South Metro Fire

I reached out to Colleen when I first came into the life safety educator position here at North Metro Fire and asked her if she had any programs to share with me, etc. Right away, she got back with me and sent me tons of information. She was fantastic in this way.
I then had Colleen as an instructor at the Fire Life Safety Educator 1 Cert class and she was absolutely an amazing teacher! Fun, interesting, and informative!
I also attended her class at ICC (Community Risk Reduction) and I learned so much! Her teaching skills are so good and she is so engaging.
Colleen has also helped me in my board position as the Member at Large to coordinate JPRs that go along with our meetings and guest speakers.
I have no idea how Colleen has time for all that she does, but she absolutely amazes me!
She is an unbelievable educator!

Previous Winners:

  • Kathy Hook, Colorado Springs Fire Department
  • Jackie Pike, Red, White & Blue Fire
  • Berthoud Fire Protection District’s Firefighter for a Day Program
  • Mountain View Fire Rescue’s Hands-Only CPR for High School Students