Outstanding Instructors & Mentors

Mentors & teachers
Mentors & teachers, l-r, Jerry Esparza, Bob Kois, James McCoy, President, PMI Mile Hi, David Bennett, Chuck Knezevich and Julia Patterson.

Who doesn’t have a favorite teacher(s) they will never forget!

At DMPMEF, we are honored to collaborate with some of the most inspiring and skilled teachers along Colorado’s Front Range.  These talented instructors take charge of preparing their students to compete for our college scholarships, with volunteer assistance from DMPMEF mentors.

Among them are Jerry Esparza, instructor at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJ). Jerry has led TJ’s program for many years, with his students consistently taking top honors in our competition year after year.

Another program which consistently brings students with winning projects is Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (CCIC), led by Kim Reiser, until her recent relocation to another state. Beginning with our 2023 competition, an exceptional team of instructors took over the effort at CCIC. They are David Bennett, Joe Bowen, Julia Patterson and Alex Sabin.

Many thanks to the teachers!

Congrats to these amazing students! 

2022 Project of the Year Award Winners
2020 Award Winners 
2019 Award Winners 

National Recognition DMPMEF Mentors & Ambassadors
“Model of  Excellence” Award from SkillsUSA

Mentors and ambassadors from our Foundation (DMPMEF) were recognized nationally by SkillsUSA, for “giving a head start in project management training to students from the Center for Communications Technology at Thomas Jefferson High School.”

SkillsUSA Mentoring 2020

Students participating in the Denver Metro Project Management Education Foundation (DMPMEF) program were part of a senior capstone pathway focused on 3D, web application and software engineering studies.

“Essential to technical skills development is mentorship by industry

Source: SkillsUSA 2018

How Can We Help You?

Would you like to have this program in your school—where it can benefit your student? Let us know!

How You Can Help Us

Interested in mentoring? Or how about donating to our scholarship program? Any donation is appreciated. All are 100% tax deductible.

Contact Chuck Knezevich, MBA, PMP, Foundation President 303-926-1701.