State Rep. Frank NcNulty is asked questions from what his favorite color is (green) to funding issues for Colorado’s water supply. “I always …
This item is available in full to subscribers.
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.
If you made a voluntary contribution in 2022-2023 of $50 or more, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.
State Rep. Frank NcNulty is asked questions from what his
favorite color is (green) to funding issues for Colorado’s water
“I always learn so much from these kids,” the Republican
legislator from Highlands Ranch said.
McNulty volunteered to speak in front of fifth- and
sixth-graders at Acres Green Elementary School recently for a
Responsible Ethical Citizenship class.
Barbara Pierson, in her first year teaching, asked McNulty to
address her students on issues ranging from the Colorado General
Assembly elections to being responsible citizens in school and in
Pierson believes that kids learn habits young, and if they can
realize early on there are things they can do like recycling or
learn the importance of community safety, she has accomplished her
passion and purpose.
“We started the class with Internet safety and expanded it this
year,” Pierson said.
Working with first-graders to sixth-graders, Pierson spends
three days a week going to different classrooms. Each class lasts
about 40 minutes. The philosophy she uses is SOLE, for respect for
self, others, learning and the environment, all of which ties into
Douglas County School District’s vision to produce responsible
“Even as a first-grader, [it’s about] learning how to act in a
classroom,” Pierson said.
The school’s motto is to create a positive environment and to
give students awards for their positive behavior. Pierson teaches
her students that they have the power and potential to be
“I have them come up with solutions,” Pierson said. “Empowering
them in the world starts right now.”
McNulty said he speaks to as many students and schools as he is
invited to. He believes that kids nowadays are smart, and having
them interested in where they can be responsible is “a real
“Barbara takes the opportunity she has very seriously,” McNulty
said. “She believes it is important to start these kids out
Other items that may interest you
We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.
The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.