A Statement on Pride Month

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 […]

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A New Columbine?

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 […]

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Doing Something About School Safety

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 […]

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Unsung Heroes

Over the course of the school year, I have a practice of visiting classrooms frequently to talk with staff and students. While these conversations are brief, they do allow me to stay connected to learning happening in our schools and to hear directly from our teachers and students about what they are working on. Much of the […]

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