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District Approved Alternative Principal Programs

Individuals may apply for an Alternative Principal Authorization with the Colorado Department of Education. Alternative principal employement opportunities are created through a collaborative effort of the alternative principal and an employing school district or school. Each individual Alternative Principal candidate works with the employing school district or school to create an individualized education program that is submitted to and approved by the Colorado State Board of Education. Program requirements may vary based on a candidate's background and experience. All programs are required to provide instruction related to the Colorado Principal Performance Standard and the Colorado Principal Quality Standards. Program completion requires demonstration of proficiency in these standards.

In order to be employed as an Alternative Principal, candidate's are required to hold a valid Principal Statement of Eligibility issued by the Colorado Department of Education prior to employment. Employment as an Alternative Principal in an Alternative Principal Program prior to issuance of a Principal Statement of Eligibility will not be accepted for purposes of program completion and preparation for initial licensure.

Any public school district may choose to employ an alternative principal candidate. It is the district and/or schools responsiblity to create an individualized principal preparation program for each candidate and have that program approved by the Colorado Department of Education. Contact the Colorado Department of Education Educator Preparation Unit for more inforamtion by calling 303-866-6628 and asking to speak with Educator Preparation about being an alternative principal.

 

Centennial Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Lynda Piper
2020 Clubhouse Dr
Greeley CO 80634
Voice: 970.352.7407, extension 2509
Fax: 970.352.7350
lpiper@cboces.org


Denver Public Schools: Lead in Denver Alternative Principal Preparation Program

Mikel Royal
900 Grant St, Suite 610
Denver CO 80203
Voice: 720.423.2217


East Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Gena Ramey
PO Box 910
Limon CO 80828
gramey@plainstel.com

 

Catapult Leadership (Formerly Get Smart Schools)

Sarah Bridich
777 Grant Street, Suite 302
Denver CO 80203
sarah@catapultleadership.org
catapultleadership.org  


Mountain Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Troy Lange, Executive Director
1713 Mount Lincoln Drive West
Leadville CO 80461
Voice: 719.486.2603
Fax: 719.486.2109
tlange@mtnboces.k12.co.us


Northeast Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Kendra Anderson
PO Box 98
Haxtun CO 80731
Voice: 970.774.6152
Fax: 970.774.6157
kanderson@neboces.com

Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Amy Bollinger
PO Box 773390
Steamboat Springs CO 80477
abollinger@nwboces.org


Principal Institute, LLC

Lisa Martin
PO Box 3776
Boulder CO 80203-0097
Cell: 303.519.8562
lisa@principalinstitute.com


Colorado Springs School District 11/
School Leaders for America / Troops To Principals

John Evans, Executive Director
19751 E Main St, Suite 340
Parker CO 80138
Voice: 303.840.9830
Fax: 303.840.2841
drjohnschoolleaders@hotmail.com


Southeastern Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Loraine Saffer
PO Box 1137
703 S Third St
Lamar CO 81052
Voice: 719.336.9046 extension 20
Fax:719.336.9679
loraine.saffer@seboces.k12.co.us


Western State Colorado University

Barbara Woerner, Program Coordinator
103 Crawford Hall, 600 North Adams
Gunnison CO 81231
Voice: 970.943.2030
Fax: 970.943.3226
bwoerner@western.edu

 

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