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Kim Knous Dolan


Kim's work has revolved around school accountability, new school development, opportunity youth, and the school leadership pipeline. In 2006 she helped lead the Manual High School renewal and support initiative as a loaned executive to Denver Public Schools. 

Prior to joining the foundation, Kim worked on state policy issues for Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) as well as the Colorado Association of School Boards. She also served as legislative aide to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), and was Associate Director of the Democratic Steering Committee in Washington, DC. 

Kim actively fundraises for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, serves on the development committee of STRIVE Preparatory Schools, participated in Leadership Denver (class of '05) and sat on the Educational Success Task Force.  Kim also was selected as one of Colorado's "fifty for the future" by the Colorado Statesman in 2007. She holds a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Colorado at Denver. 

Kim, a Denver native, enjoys spending time with her three adorable and energetic young daughters and practicing yoga.

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