POUDRE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Poudre School District was formed in 1960 and is the ninth largest school district in the state of Colorado. The district manages thirty-one elementary schools, ten middle schools, four comprehensive high schools and four alternative high schools. The Poudre School District is one of the fastest growing school districts in Northern Colorado, adding 500 students each year- about the size of an average elementary school.
Robert Beauchamp, District Curriculum Director, has committed to partner with Living Her Legacy. Teachers are invited to write curriculum about the life journeys of the Living Her Legacy Honorees for the 2nd grade Fort Collins History, 4th grade Colorado History, and Middle/High-school Social Studies and Art classes.
As a result, many families in our community will learn about these women through the instruction their children receive in their classrooms.
Laura Cronen, former Poudre School District Art Coordinator, shared the following: "Upon learning about Living Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins mural project, I was excited for the unique addition to the culture of the Fort Collins community. The renderings by artist Rachael Davis capture each of the women represented in a wood cut print that will have timeless quality and will be enjoyed for years to come."
Additionally, as the Visual Arts Curriculum Facilitator in Poudre School District, I look forward to collaborating with Living Her Legacy to bring the artworks and historical information surrounding each of the Living Her Legacy Honorees in the Fort Collins community to the schools. This will highlight both the arts and the accomplishments of women in Fort Collins and serve as an inspiration to girls and women to reach their dreams as they learn about influential women, past and present in their own community."