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School District 11 Teacher Honored with Spirit of Advising Award at FCCLA National Leadership Conference

Colorado Springs School District 11 is proud to announce that Holmes Middle School teacher Kelly Gauck received a Spirit of Advising Award at this year’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference. Kelly has been the FCCLA advisor at Holmes for eight years.

FCCLA’s Spirit of Advising Award is an honor bestowed to only one adviser from each state. The Spirit of Advising Award recognizes FCCLA advisers who demonstrate excellence in modeling FCCLA character to help students achieve success within their classroom and career. Being an effective adviser takes special skills and a tremendous commitment of time and energy. Exceptional advisers go above and beyond in serving their school, community, and state through connecting students to opportunities, using a wide variety of resources, and continuously working for the advancement of the organization.

“FCCLA advisers are crucial to the organization’s success,” said Sandy Spavone, Executive Director of FCCLA. “Without their dedication and support to Family and Consumer Sciences, youth leadership, and the organization, FCCLA could not be the ultimate leadership experience it is today.”

Devra Ashby