May 11, 2010
John Bolton, Moffat County High School band director, was named the 2009-10 Craig Daily Press Teacher of the Year on Tuesday at the high school. Bolton was nominated for the impact he has made on students’ lives, the passion he instills in his students, and the improvements he has made to the MCHS band program during his six-year tenure.
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When a young John Bolton found himself floundering in the rough waters of adolescence, it was band class that came to his rescue. “It was a lifeboat for me as a kid,” Bolton said. “And it’s not that my home life was so horrible as I see with the kids today who have to deal with some really difficult situations.