• The Colorado legislature provides money for funding your local schools.  Every year there seems to be a fight whether the amount is just right, too little, or too much.  But what do taxpayers receive for our tax dollars?  Are students being educated?  Do they have the correct materials to learn?  Are the teachers doing a good job?  What about changes to the curriculum?  What happened after voters rejected Amendment 73 in November?  Lots of questions but we have two excellent speakers to provide some answers.

    Join the North Suburban Republican Forum on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00am-11:00 to hear from both Stan McMinimee and Terry Croy Lewis. Their bios are below.  We meet at Amazing Grace Community Church (541 E 99th Place in Thornton) and   admission is $5 per person.

    Dan McMinimee

    Mr. Dan McMinimee has an extensive background in both school and District administration. Prior to serving as the Superintendent for New America School-Colorado, Mr. McMinimee was the Superintendent of Schools in Jefferson County, Colorado. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, Director of High School Education, and various other administrative roles in Douglas County School District. Prior to these roles, Mr. McMinimee served as founding Principal for Rock Canyon High School in Douglas County and as Principal of Sprague High School in Salem-Keizer School District in Oregon. He has also served as an Assistant Principal and an Athletic Director, rounding out a comprehensive administrative career.

    In addition to administrative practice, Mr. McMinimee possesses considerable teaching experience, having taught in Cherry Creek Public Schools (CO), Boulder Valley Public Schools (CO), Beaverton Public Schools (OR), Silverton Union School District (OR), Salem-Keizer School District (OR), and at Adams State College (CO).

    Mr. McMinimee attended the University of Southern Colorado as a scholarship football athlete and graduated from Adams State College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, K-12. He continued his athletic career as the Graduate Assistant Football Coach at Adams State College and Oregon State University, where he received a Master of Arts degree in Education with a Minor in Human Performance in May 1991. As a Master’s recipient, Mr. McMinimee participated in basic and standard administrative licensure programs at Portland State University and executive leadership programs at the University of Colorado at Denver, preparing him for Central office roles.

    Dan McMinimee has dedicated his professional and personal life to serving the public education system and has a long history of advocating on behalf of students and staff, striving to create the conditions for their success.

    http://colorado.newamericaschool.org/board-of-directors/dan-mcminimee/

    Terry Croy Lewis, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    My name is Terry Croy Lewis and I’m CSI’s Executive Director. Prior to my work here at CSI, I worked at the Colorado League of Charter Schools as the Vice President of School Quality and Support. Additionally, I was a founder of High Point Academy (HPA) which opened in 2006 and I served as the Executive Director/Principal at HPA for 8 years. Before my work at HPA, I helped to develop other charter schools in Colorado as an independent consultant and as a consultant with a national organization focused on the creation of new charter schools. In 1997, I helped found my first charter school, Platte River Academy. In total, I have 20 years of experience in the charter school sector working in urban, suburban and rural communities and I have served in a variety of capacities such as founder, school leader, governing board member, and consultant. Finally, I earned my doctoral degree from the University of Maryland and I’ve taught at several universities across the country.

    https://www.csi.state.co.us/teams/terry-croy-lewis-ph-d/

     

     

    Posted by Dana West @ 7:12 pm for Adams County Politics, Colorado politics, Denver area politics, Education, Issues, Liberal Logic, National politics, NSRF Business, NSRF Meetings, Taxes |

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