I’m a lifelong Coloradoan who has been working in and advocating for world-class public schools my entire life. I graduated from Arvada High School, went to college, taught in Jeffco, then went back to earn a master’s degree in School Administration. I worked in Jefferson County Schools for forty years, served as principal of Alameda High School for ten years and served eight years as the principal of Columbine. I also worked in the central office for two years.
In my retirement, I never stopped working for a quality education for Jeffco kids. I’ve continued to work in more than twelve schools to troubleshoot or fill in for administrators. I have worked with parents and faculty from the south end to the north end of Jeffco.
I’ve also taken Jeffco common sense to the state level when I worked for the Colorado Department of Education for three years as the liaison to metro school districts.
This vast array of experiences gives me a thorough understanding of the challenges our teachers, students, and parents face, and how they intersect with our community needs. I was elected to the Jeffco School Board in 2015 to:
- Bring respect back to the boardroom;
- Engaged the Jeffco community and listened to their feedback on policy decisions;
- Work collaboratively with all board members to make our schools a source of pride for Jeffco residents;
- Work to ensure a quality education for all students.