Deborah Lynch was nominated a her student who wishes to remain anonymous.
When her nominator stumbled across the LifeChanger of the Year award, he immediately thought of Ms. Lynch. Last year, she achieved a 100% pass rate for her AP United States History course. She is committed to education, teaching 6 out of 7 possible periods so that students can explore their passions. She always makes her classes engaging and exciting with debates, simulation, one-on-one meetings and life advice. Ms. Lynch believes in her students and uses her passion to spread the power of education. She contributes to the school by serving as a teacher representative for the school accountability committee and supporting students in a school board forum; all this while continuing her lifelong learning in pursuing her principals license.
"There are people in your life who you know make a difference; she is that person to me and to everyone around her," her nominator said. "She has the support of the entire Highlands Ranch student body and the Highlands Ranch High School community. I can go on for many pages detailing the type of teacher Ms. Lynch is and how she transforms students on a daily basis."
"She is special and a one-of-a-kind educator, inspiring her students, colleagues and her community," her nominator said. "Rather than seeking recognition or the spotlight, Ms. Lynch’s acts typically go unnoticed because everything she does is from her natural character, empathy, and ability to create a sense of community that are unmatched."