Special Announcement

Posted June 1, 2015

Special Announcement from Principal Jennifer Harris

There are two very special people who will be leaving our team. It is bittersweet that I announce that both Chris Pagliaro (Music) and Linda Durgin (1st Grade) will be leaving Cory at the end of this school year.  Their influence on teachers, students and families will be missed greatly.  Both are moving on to further their career at different locations and have left a legacy at Cory that will not soon be forgotten.

I wanted to be sure to announce this information as soon as possible to give both the staff and community time this week to celebrate and honor both Chris and Linda.  As a staff we are supportive of their next endeavors and know that they have both made impressions on our lives just as much as they have their students.  Our Personnel Committee  (comprising of two parent representatives, four teachers and myself) will be meeting over the summer months to interview and hire their replacements and we will keep the community updated once our candidates are chosen.
Please read below for more information on both Chris’ and Linda’s next adventures!

Chris PagliaroChris Pagliaro came to Cory two years ago and has been influential in heading up our Music Program.  He has continued traditions at Cory such as the 1st Grade Opera, 2nd and 3rd Grade Winter Concert and Concert on the Green.  His love for music was passed down to his students and many students have discovered their “hidden talent” through his guidance.  Chris stated, “I am sad to say that I will not be returning to Cory next year. I have absolutely loved my time here. I have been privileged to work with such great students, an amazing staff, and such a supportive community. I have accepted a position teaching at the same school as my wife in Boulder Valley School District. We decided that though it is very difficult to leave a school at which I love teaching, this is the best move for us and our family in the future. Thank you for two great years, and I will miss you all very much!”.







LindaDurgin Linda has been at Cory for the past 14+ years and, through the years, has been influential in 1st Grade and one year at K/1.  She has been an    exceptional teacher and has provided many families with comfort as they navigate their first year at Cory.  Students from Linda’s class move through their years at Cory with a solid foundation in literacy and math.  Linda’s teaching career at Cory will continue at another DPS school and as soon as the details are finalized, we will be able to announce specifics on where she will be going.

Linda stated, “I’ve built amazing relationships with Cory students, colleagues, and families and as soon as I’m able to discuss my new “home”, I’ll tell you more.” I’ll be staying with 1st graders and will have another group to love!”.