Colorado Teacher Named to Curriculum Associates’ 2021 Class of Extraordinary Educators

Courtney Barondeau of Frontier Valley Elementary School in Parker, CO, chosen among K–8 educators nationwide for her best-in-class use of i-Ready® and/or Ready®

North Billerica, MA, January 6, 2021

Curriculum Associates has named Courtney Barondeau of Frontier Valley Elementary School in Parker, CO, to its 2021 class of Extraordinary Educators, an annual program that celebrates and connects exemplar teachers from around the country. Barondeau is among 44 teachers from 26 states and Washington, DC, chosen for this honor that recognizes educators who exhibit best-in-class use of i-Ready and/or Ready, illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and have been teaching for at least two years.

“It goes without saying that this has been an unprecedented school year that has challenged educators, students, and families alike,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “However, this group of Extraordinary Educators—like so many other educators across the country—has more than risen to the occasion. We are proud to recognize Courtney for her hard work, dedication, and innovative best practices that continue to positively impact the students she serves.”

This year’s Extraordinary Educators, which were chosen from among hundreds of nominations, will have access to a network of peers from around the country to collaborate, connect, and learn from throughout the year, as well as receive unique professional development opportunities from Curriculum Associates. They will also be invited to participate and present at the Extraordinary Educators Leadership Summit as well as other professional learning events throughout the year.

“I am honored to be part of the 2021 Curriculum Associates Extraordinary Educators class,” said Barondeau. “I am excited to learn and grow alongside this amazing group of individuals whose collective goal is to help all of our students succeed. I’m looking forward to a year of personal and professional growth.”

Today, Curriculum Associates’ programs are used in more than 45% of Colorado’s school districts.

To learn more about Curriculum Associates and the 2021 Extraordinary Educators, visit

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.



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