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Hickenlooper Administration announces Education Leadership Council appointments

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia today announced 38 appointments to the Education Leadership Council.

 

The Education Leadership Council was created by executive order on Hickenlooper’s first day in office. The council will provide a meaningful forum for educators, community members, business leaders and lawmakers to examine the current status of education policies and make recommendations to the governor, General Assembly and governing boards regarding long-term improvements. Garcia will chair the council.

 

“Education is key to our children’s success and to the success of Colorado,” Garcia said. “The Education Leadership Council will work to ensure our state helps deliver on the collective promise created by recent education reforms, like the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids and the Educator Effectiveness bill.”

 

The council will meet for the first time on Sept. 20. The appointed Education Leadership Council members will serve terms expiring June 30, 2013:

 

Joseph A. Garcia of Pueblo, as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and as Chair.

Robert K. Hammond of Erie, as Commissioner of Education.

Charles Hereford Percy of Arvada, as Chairman of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Jane Goff of Arvada, as designee of the State Board of Education.

Bob Bacon of Fort Collins, as designee of the Colorado Senate Education Committee.

Tom Massey
of Poncha Springs, as designee of the Colorado House of Representatives House Education Committee.

Jennifer Merva Stedron of Denver, as Executive Director of the Early Childhood Leadership Commission.

Reggie Bicha of Denver, as Executive Director of Human Services.

Nathaniel “Nate” Easley, Jr. of Denver, as a member of a local school board of education.

Mark A. DeVoti of Pagosa Springs, as a school superintendent or principal.

Floyd Mike Miles of Colorado Springs, as a school superintendent or principal.

John L. Barry of Aurora, as a school superintendent or principal.

Michelle Line Pearson of Broomfield, as a classroom teacher.

David Ethan Greenberg of Cherry Hills Village, as a board member of or administrator at a public charter school.

Nancy J. McCallin of Parker, as a postsecondary administrator representing the two-year sector.

Stephen M. Jordan of Lafayette, as a postsecondary administrator representing the four-year sector.

Jay W. Helman of Gunnison, as a postsecondary administrator or instructor representing the four-year sector.

Judi Diaz Bonacquisti of Denver, as a postsecondary administrator representing the four-year sector.

Bruce Davey Benson of Denver, as a postsecondary administrator or instructor representing the four-year sector.

Joseph Bradley Blake of Denver, as a postsecondary administrator or instructor representing the four-year sector.

Barbara Barnes Grogan of Denver, representing private businesses or industries in Colorado, appointed;

Michael Craig Gass of Littleton, representing private businesses or industries in Colorado.

Sue Elizabeth Renner of Denver, representing an organization that supports or has expertise in infant health and development.

Kelly J. Brough of Denver, as a public member.

Bruce H. Caughey of Centennial, as a public member.

Kenneth A. DeLay of Longmont, as a public member.

Richard L. Garcia of Boulder, as a public member.

Ellen Golombek of Denver, as a public member.

Ernest Domingo House of Aurora, as a public member.

Michael C. Johnston of Denver, as a public member.

Helayne B. Jones of Boulder, as a public member.

Dale McCall of Longmont, as a public member.

Carole R. Murray of Castle Rock, as a public member.

Daniel L. Ritchie of Denver, as a public member.

Anthony Darren Salazar of Denver, as a public member.

Christine Marie Scanlan of Dillon, as a public member.

Brenda Kay Smith of Highlands Ranch, as a public member.

Chris J. Watney of Denver, as a public member.

For more information on Boards and Commissions, visit www.colorado.gov/governor or e-mail boards@state.co.us.

 

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