Individuals may apply for an Alternative Principal Authorization with the Colorado Department of Education. Alternative principal employment 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 learning 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 Quality Standards. Program completion requires demonstration of proficiency in these standards. Please note that a school district, along with the principal candidate, may choose instead to partner with one of the approved programs below in lieu of creating a separate individualized plan.
In order to be employed as an Alternative Principal, candidates are required to hold a valid Principal authorization 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 authorization will not be accepted for purposes of program completion or for preparation for an initial license.
*Please note: If any changes need to be made to contact information on this list, please send an e-mail request to Weber_J@cde.state.co.us and it will be updated for you. Thank you!
Patti Greenlee: Program Manager, Innovative Education Services/ATLP
2020 Clubhouse Dr
Greeley CO 80634
Voice: 970.352.7404, extension 2509
900 Grant St, Suite 610
Denver CO 80203
PO Box 910
Limon CO 80828
1713 Mount Lincoln Drive West
Leadville CO 80461
Allan Ward: Regional Director for East Districts
301 W. Powell PO Box 98
Haxtun CO 80731
Arlene Salyards: Director of Special Projects
PO Box 773390
Steamboat Springs CO 80477
PO Box 3776
Boulder CO 80203-0097
Reggie Ash, Interim Executive Director
399 Perry Street, Suite 202
Castle Rock, CO 80104
PO Box 1137
703 S Third St
Lamar CO 81052
Voice: 719.336.9046 extension 20
Barbara Woerner, Program Coordinator
103 Crawford Hall, 600 North Adams
Gunnison CO 81231
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