"Mr. McIntosh wanted to make his mark on the world, and he's making it in teaching," said Paul Heesaker, John Mall's principal.
"A lot of our kids wouldn't be going on to college without him."
McIntosh, 59, a 23-year teaching veteran, was named the state's top teacher Wednesday night during a special Colorado Department of Education ceremony at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
A former longtime high school teacher at the Academy 20 School District
in Colorado Springs, McIntosh has spent only three years as an English teacher in the Huerfano County school - but he's
done big things.