This article originally appeared in The Canyon Courier on June 20th, 2019. Earlier this month, we asked an important question of the Jeffco community: should we do something different with Columbine High School? Specifically, we put forth a preliminary proposal to rebuild a new high school west of the current site. The Hope Columbine library, […]Read More The Columbine Question
A group came to the Board of Education meeting this month, asking that Jeffco revisit our employee policies to ensure support for LGBTQ+ staff members. You can read more on that here. In response to the reporter’s question on this matter, I had this to say, “Jeffco public schools wishes to be an inclusive place […]Read More A Statement on Pride Month
June 6, 2019 Dear Jeffco Public Schools parents, staff, students, and community members, On April 20, 1999, the Jeffco community was rocked by the then unimaginable school shooting which took the lives of thirteen and injured twenty-one students and staff at Columbine High School. Amplified by media attention, the entire world watched as Jeffco struggled […]Read More A New Columbine?
This week, Evergreen High School had their graduation ceremony at Red Rocks Amphitheater. An Evergreen teacher, Chad Mott, delivered this speech to the graduates. It is a message of hope and confidence in this next generation of young people and of optimism that tomorrow will be better. It is also a message to the rest […]Read More A Graduation Speech You Need to Read
I had planned on writing about Teacher Appreciation Week today, and taking note of the ways we can and should be sharing the positive stories that come from our schools every single day. Things change. Instead, this week, we are all reeling again from yet another school shooting. This time in Jeffco’s neighboring community of […]Read More Doing Something About School Safety