Letter from the president

Welcome to Learning Forward Colorado (LFC)!

It is with gratitude and appreciation that the Learning Forward Colorado Executive Board thanks Tanya Batzel and Kellie Randall for three years of strong and steady leadership of Learning Forward Colorado. As co-presidents of the organization, they have kept a focus on striving for the Learning Forward mission of building the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning. Their leadership has kept the organization intact and moving forward during a precarious time in public education. Tanya and Kellie will continue as active members of the Executive Board in the roles of past-presidents. They will also remain involved in the parent company, Learning Forward, as Senior Consultants as well as continue their work in the Cherry Creek School District as Coordinators of Professional Learning.

The Board would like to announce an exciting new position in our organization.  Roberta Reed, past secretary of the board is now the Learning Forward Colorado Executive Director.  She brings a wealth of experience as a teacher, instructional coach, and educational consultant. Roberta will lead the operations of the organization.  Transitioning into the role of Board President is Sherri Dennstedt. Sherri is currently a STEM coach in the Cherry Creek Schools and brings a background in teaching, coaching, and mentoring to the role.   The Executive Board is excited for the leadership and service that Roberta and Sherri will bring.

Many thanks,
Learning Forward Colorado Executive Board

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