CEL Executive Leadership Team

Colorado Empowered Learning is a project enacted through statute and administered through the Colorado River BOCES.  

Our Executive Leadership Team

Troy A. Lange

Director, Colorado Empowered Learning


Leveraged learning through collaboration

Troy Lange is a leading expert in the use of technology to improve education, support student success, and reshape the educational landscape. He works as Executivre Director of the Colorado River BOCES and the Project Director for Colorado Empowered Learning — the state supported program to foster innovation in blended learning in every school in the state. Troy moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, from Central Wisconsin. He studied psychology and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. Troy worked as a school psychologist and led a small school district in special education and technology.  In his free time, Troy takes advantage of everything Colorado to capture quality moments with his family and friends. 

Judy Perez

Founder and CEO, iLearn Collaborative


Judy has been identified as a national level expert in K-12 online and blended learning by the U.S. Department of Education. She has over 27 years of experience in education with 15 years in online and blended learning. Prior to founding the iLearn Collaborative, she directed district-level blended learning at Jeffco Public Schools, the largest school district in Colorado, and led their online school from turnaround status to Performance accreditation. Judy's career in education includes science teacher, assistant principal, principal, district leadership and CAO for the Charter School Institute at the Colorado Dept. of Education. Other experiences in the area of blended and online learning include consulting for numerous districts and ed tech companies, speaking engagements at conferences across the U.S., participation in national research projects, published articles, state level advisory, and work on legislation supporting innovation in education.  She is also the parent of two blended learners.

Dan Morris 


Director, Colorado Digital Learning Solutions


Dan Morris has over 40 years of experience in public education in Colorado. He is currently managing the state supplemental online program with Colorado Digital Learning Solutions and serves as the Director of eNetLearning, project of the Colorado BOCES supporting a statewide network of over 100 districts and 19 BOCES in Colorado which is collecting, housing, and delivering staff development programs, resources, and tools that support student learning and the development of 21st century, technology-rich classrooms. He most recently served for two years as the director of Educational Technology and Innovation for the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). Dan has been a high school math teacher, assistant principal, district technology director, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver and University of Colorado Denver.  He has created and delivered online classes and has been an online facilitator, trainer, and staff developer for a number of educational organizations and foundations.

June Marcel 


Implementation Specialist, Colorado Empowered Learning


June has more than 18 years of experience, spanning nearly every functional business management role and thrives on helping organizations through phases of ambiguity. Her experience includes serving as COO for EducationSuperHighway, which aimed to bring high speed broadband access to K-12 public schools. Here June successfully led efforts to free up $2.5 billion annually in federal funding and obtain the commitment of 39 governors to make this work a priority. Prior to this, she held a variety of leadership roles at Moody’s Analytics, successfully leading change management initiatives ranging from re-branding, to new product launches, to post-merger integration.