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Katy Anthes

Katy Anthes, Ph.D.

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

  • Marcia Bohannon, Chief Information Officer
  • Melissa Colsman, Associate Commissioner of Student Learning
  • Leanne Emm, Associate Commissioner for School Finance and Operations
  • Colleen O'Neil, Executive Director of Educator Talent

  • Alyssa Pearson, Associate Commissioner for Accountability and Assessment
  • Dana Smith, Chief Communications Officer
  • Joyce Zurkowski, Executive Director of Assessment

View executive team photos and biographies

Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet

The Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet will be a group of practicing teachers from around the state that will serve as a sounding board for the implementation of state education policy and will brainstorm solutions for challenges facing today's educators. The cabinet will share new solutions on issues such as raising achievement for all students, supporting low-performing schools and increasing the number of individuals joining the profession.

Learn more about the commissioner's teacher cabinet, view requirements for consideration and download the application.

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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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