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The Board of Education leads the district to determine policies and provide strategic guidance to ensure every student in our communities receives a world class education. Our schools' success is our communities' success.

The Board has a responsibility to make wise decisions in how your tax dollars are spent. We are fortunate to be the recipients of additional property tax dollars that afford our schools the opportunity to excel. We are also fortunate to live in a valley with plentiful community assets, including outstanding community members, nonprofits, and businesses, and we work hard to involve the community in our schools. Additionally, the board works to ensure that every child goes to school in a safe and nurturing environment, and to empower teachers and the leadership team to be innovative and work in partnership with all schools and the community. 


How to Address the Board

The Board welcomes the public to share their opinions during the Open Forum section of each meeting. Spanish speakers may request an interpretor by contacting Jenny Valdez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 970.384.6001.

Anyone wishing to be heard during Open Forum should come to the Board meeting prior to the stated open forum time (on each agenda), and inform the Board Secretary, Angie Davlyn, of their desire to speak before the Board. In the interest of respecting the time of all who are present, speakers are to limit their remarks to three minutes or less. If community members are not able to attend a meeting themselves, they can have a representative speak on their behalf or read a letter.

This time period is for comments for items not on the agenda. If you wish to address the Board regarding a specific agenda item, please advise the Board Secretary and you will have the opportunity to speak when that item is called up.

Please know that while the Board greatly values all comments from the public, in order to accomplish the work already on the agenda, the Board will not respond, but will follow up as needed after the meeting.

Please be aware that any personnel or individual student matters are considered confidential under Colorado Law and it is out of respect of the law, our employees and students, that we ask that those discussions take place privately in executive session.

 

Board Documents

Board Members

Mary Elizabeth Geiger
District C
Board President (through 12/1/2017)
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Mary Elizabeth has lived in Glenwood Springs since 2001. She is an attorney specializing in real estate, land use, municipal and water law, and worked with Sherry Caloia until her election to the District Attorney Office in 2013, at which time Mary Elizabeth began working at Garfield & Hecht, P.C. Mary Elizabeth and her husband, Chris, have two children who attend Sopris Elementary School. She has served on the City of Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission since 2008, was a board member and president at OUR School Preschool from 2006-2014, and serves on the Ninth Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission.

  • Favorite thing about being on the Board of Education: Seeing what an amazing difference our schools make in kids' lives and being part of that process.
  • Interesting Fact: Mary Elizabeth is fluent in French.

Bob Johnson
District E
Board Vice President (through 12/1/2017)
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Bob, Kathy and children Tim & Kaity have lived in Basalt since 1991. Bob is a property management, general manager. He enjoys coaching, bike riding, and family time.

  • Favorite thing about being on the Board of Education: Making his contribution to support and promote public education and the evolution of our educational system.
  • Interesting Fact: When Bob was in high school, he performed in the opera , Aida, at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.

Matthew Hamilton
District B
Secretary/Treasurer (through 6/8/2018)
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Matthew Hamilton lives in Carbondale with his wife Jennifer (a teacher at Glenwood Springs Elementary School), and two children (one attending Carbondale Middle School and one at Glenwood Springs Elementary School). Matthew is the Director of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company.

  • Favorite thing about being on the Board of Education: Working to ensure our schools meet the needs of all families in the District.
  • Interesting Fact: Matt biked across the United States from Seattle to Washington, DC in 1998.

Shane Larson
District D

Board Member
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Shane Larson has worked at Colorado Mountain College for the past several years and has recently moved into the position of interim Vice President of Student Affairs.  He lives in Glenwood Springs with his wife Amy and their three children who attend Glenwood Springs Elementary and Glenwood Springs Middle School.  He is involved in the community coaching youth sports and enjoys hiking and spending time in the outdoors.

  • Favorite thing about being on the Board of Education: As a new member to the Board, Shane’s favorite thing so far has been learning about the schools and how the district operates.
  • Interesting Fact: Shane is a huge fan of anything with zombies: movies, books, tv shows--you name it. If it has zombies, Shane has probably seen it.

Jennifer Rupert

District A
Board Member
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Jen lives in Old Snowmass with her husband Josh and her son Jack, a 4th grader at Basalt Elementary. Jen is a trainer and coordinator with the Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen. She is also a student and teacher at Rocky Mountain Martial Arts in Basalt.

  • Favorite thing about being on the Board of Education: The opportunity to both give and receive. This role has allowed Jennifer the opportunity to grow in understanding, compassion, and so much more.
  • Interesting Fact: Jenn is a Diva! Or rather, she is one of a team of amazing ladies who represent the Aspen Skiing Co in National and International Synchro Skiing events on Aspen Team Diva.
 
 

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