Barry presenting at our 2019 Community of Champions Fall Breakfast

Barry Shelofsky, Vice Chair

Barry Shelofsky joined our Board of Directors in 2018, and this fall, he became our Vice Chair! Barry has served as the principal for both Harold S. Winograd K-8 School and Jackson Elementary School. He was instrumental in Winograd’s conversion from an elementary school to a K-8 school in 2006. Barry is a fantastic member of our Board of Directors, and we are pleased to shout him out in today’s blog!

What is your favorite part of serving on the Board of Directors?

My favorite part of serving on the Board of Directors is the spirit of collaboration between Board members and continuous focus on our mission to make “dreams a reality” for all of the students we serve.

What influenced you to serve on the Board for the Dream Team?

In many conversations, colleagues have shared the importance of their work in the Dream Team Board.  Knowing that student success is central to the organization’s mission, it was an easy decision to serve on the board when asked.

What does it mean to you (personally and/or professionally) to serve on the Board?

Barry (left, back row) at our 2019 Awards Banquet

While I have always known that students in Greeley/Evans have obstacles to overcome, serving on the Board has given me great satisfaction knowing that these obstacles can be overcome through supportive relationships and perseverance. Witnessing students’ self-esteem rise as they become first-generation college-bound students has been heartwarming.

What advice would you give a Dream Team student who one day wants to work in your field?

I would say that if educating all students is what you genuinely care about, then becoming an educator is a noble profession.

Barry (right) at our 2018 Awards Banquet with fellow Board Member Jeff Jiron

What did you study in college?

Physical Education, Elementary Education, Principalship certification

What inspired you to work in your field?

I always had wonderful teachers, not so much because of their content knowledge, but because they genuinely cared about their students.  They were relationship builders.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Hiking, Reading, Socializing with friends

 

All images courtesy of Foothills Photography.

 

Barry Shelofsky, Vice Chair

Barry Shelofsky joined our Board of Directors in 2018, and this fall, he became our Vice Chair! Barry has served as the principal for both Harold S. Winograd K-8 School and Jackson Elementary School. He was instrumental in Winograd’s conversion from an elementary school to a K-8 school in 2006. Barry is a fantastic member of our Board of Directors, and we are pleased to shout him out in today’s blog!

What is your favorite part of serving on the Board of Directors?

My favorite part of serving on the Board of Directors is the spirit of collaboration between Board members and continuous focus on our mission to make “dreams a reality” for all of the students we serve.

What influenced you to serve on the Board for the Dream Team?

In many conversations, colleagues have shared the importance of their work in the Dream Team Board.  Knowing that student success is central to the organization’s mission, it was an easy decision to serve on the board when asked.

What does it mean to you (personally and/or professionally) to serve on the Board?

While I have always known that students in Greeley/Evans have obstacles to overcome, serving on the Board has given me great satisfaction knowing that these obstacles can be overcome through supportive relationships and perseverance. Witnessing students’ self-esteem rise as they become first-generation college-bound students has been heartwarming.

What advice would you give a Dream Team student who one day wants to work in your field?

I would say that if educating all students is what you genuinely care about, then becoming an educator is a noble profession.

What did you study in college?

Physical Education, Elementary Education, Principalship certification

What inspired you to work in your field?

I always had wonderful teachers, not so much because of their content knowledge, but because they genuinely cared about their students.  They were relationship builders.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Hiking, Reading, Socializing with friends

All images courtesy of Foothills Photography.