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Richard Crandall

Colorado Department of Education,
201 East Colfax Ave., Room 500,
Denver, CO 80203

Executive Assistant: Jane Schold,

Phone: 303-866-6646
Fax: 303-830-0793

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Commissioner's Executive Team

  • Katy Anthes, Ph.D., Chief of Staff
  • Marcia Bohannon, Chief Information Officer
  • Laurel Davies, SPHR, Director of Human Resources
  • Leanne Emm, Associate Commissioner for School Finance and Operations
  • Barbara Hickman, Associate Commissioner for Quality Instruction and Leadership

  • Roseyn Hood, Associate Commissioner for Strategic Partnerships
  • Gretchen Morgan, Associate Commissioner of Innovation
  • Alyssa Pearson, Interim Associate Commissioner for Accountability and Assessment
  • Dana Smith, Chief Communications Officer

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Commissioner's Communications

Thursday's Thoughts from Commissioner Rich Crandall

Communications from Former Interim Commissioner Elliott Asp

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

  • July 10, 2015 - CDE’s focus in the months ahead, leadership and a commissioner’s search update.

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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