Don Gabriel teaches math and science at Brush High School in Morgan County. He has strengthened the school’s science program by increasing the number of both chemistry and physics classes offered. He has been a major force in organizing local and regional science fairs at which his students have been strong competitors. Mr. Gabriel has also devoted time to the establishment of three-acre outdoor habitat on school property and the development of a science text geared for special education students. Among the honors he has received is the Excellence in Science Teaching Award from the Colorado Association of Science Teachers and Distinguished Service Award from the Colorado-Wyoming Junior Academy of Science. Other awards include the Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching and eight Classroom Connection awards sponsored by the Public Service Company of Colorado. Mr. Gabriel was also named a Tandy Technology Scholar in 1995. In addition to his teaching duties, he currently serves as a school board director for School District Re-2(j). He has served as Secretary/Treasurer since 1993. He has served as Vice- President of the South Platte Valley Board of Cooperative Services from 1991-1993 and President since 1993.