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Board Member Profiles - Rebecca McClellan

Colorado State Board of Education

Rebecca McClellan

Rebecca McClellan (D)

6th Congressional District, Centennial
Terms of Office: January 2017 – January 2023

6th Congressional District, Parker.


Rebecca McClellan was elected to the Colorado State Board of Education, representing the 6th Congressional District in November, 2016, to serve a six-year term, which began on January 11, 2017. 

Rebecca is pleased to serve as the State Board Legislative Liaison for the 2021 Legislative Session.  

Rebecca is a public school parent and the former Mayor Pro Tempore of the City of Centennial, where she served on City Council from 2006 to 2014. As Council Liaison to local schools, she worked with state legislators and local stakeholders to develop and pass measures to improve school funding. Rebecca also worked with Bicycle Colorado to bring Centennial schools their first Safe Routes to Schools program.

Rebecca has served on the Executive Board of her school district’s Legislative Network, where she advocated for public schools. Her school volunteer experience spans more than a decade, including classroom work, fundraising, and support for programs including music and the arts. She has also served as a PTCO Executive Officer.

A graduate of San Diego State University, Rebecca has been a successful small business owner in addition to her many years of public service.  In 2017, she was selected as a Gates Fellow to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government program for senior officials in state and local government. Rebecca and her husband, Jim, live in Centennial with their two children, as well as two dogs adopted from HoBo Care Boxer Rescue. 

For additional information, e-mail: state.board@cde.state.co.us.