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In Memoriam

Darcell Palmer, 1952-2013
Member, Kidpower Board of Directors

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As principal at Monroe Elementary School, Darcell ensured that all of the students and staff were trained by Kidpower because of her passionate commitment to children’s safety. Darcell later joined the Kidpower board of directors and, for ten years, provided valued insight and wisdom to the organization. She enrolled her grand-children in classes, bringing some in from distant cities. She was fully dedicated to our mission. Darcell was an extraordinary woman: kind, compassionate, tenacious, intelligent, warm and beautiful inside and out. She was an outstanding role model to many young people. Darcell is deeply missed.

Kidpower’s Darcell Palmer Award for Integrity on Behalf of Children was established in 2014.

Award Winners

2014 – Liz Haltiwanger, KKTV News Director & Russ Vogel, Principal, Manitou Springs Elementary School

2015 – Amanda Terrell-Orr, Program Administrator, CSPD

2016 – Sara Kennedy, Director, Colorado Hands & Voices

2017 – Stacy Frost, Supervisor, Chafee Foster Care Independence Program for El Paso County.