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AEC Accountability Workgroup

Summary

Per HB15-1350, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is required to form a group of stakeholders from the Alternative Education Campus (AEC) community to gather feedback on the next iteration of AEC accountability, specifically the School Performance Framework. CDE accepted recommendations of candidates to form the workgroup from across the community and the selected candidates represent a diverse spectrum of ideas and opinions. Candidates were notified of their acceptance on July 1, 2015.  The workgroup will make their final recommendations to Colorado’s commissioner of education. Meetings will be held once per month beginning in July 2015 with final recommendations submitted to the commissioner by December 1, 2015. 

Meeting Information 

Five monthly meetings will be held in Denver from July through November. All meetings will be from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm:

  • July 27, 2015 - 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, 1st Floor, State Board Room | Agenda | PowerPoint
  • August 26, 2015201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, 4th Floor, Atrium A&B | Agenda | PowerPoint
  • September 23, 2015 - 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, 4th Floor, Atrium A&B | Agenda | PowerPoint
  • October 21, 2015 - 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, 1st Floor, State Board Room | Agenda | PowerPoint
  • November 11, 2015 - 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, 4th Floor, Atrium A&B | Agenda | PowerPoint

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Membership 

Jennifer Carter - Principal, Southwest Open School, Montenzuma-Cortez

Dr. Terry Croy Lewis - VP of School Quality and Support, Colorado League of Charter Schools

Dr. Carol Eaton - Executive Director, Jefferson County

David Engstrom - parent of student enrolled in and Alternative Education Campus

Dr. Jody Ernst - Vice President, Momentum Strategy & Research

Vincent Gallegos – student enrolled in an Alternative Education Campus

Shelby Gonzales-Parker – former student enrolled in an Alternative Education Campus

Ethan Hemming - Executive Director, Charter School Institute

Kim Knous Dolan - Associate Director, Donnell-Kay Foundation

Leigh McGown, Ed.D. - Principal, Yampah Mountain High School, Mountain BOCES

Jessica Watson - CDE, Accountability and Policy Principal Consultant, Accountability and Data Analysis Unit

Dirk Oden - Principal, Byron Syring DELTA Center, Monte Vista

Heather O’Mara - Director, HOPE Online, Douglas County

Marty Schneider - Principal, Community Prep High School, Colorado Springs

Joseph Shaw - Principal, Warren Tech, Jefferson County

Malik Smith – student enrolled in Alternative Education Campus

Lynnette Steinhoff, MA - CDE, Associate Manager, Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement

Jennifer Turnbull - Research Analyst, New America School, Charter School Institute /Jefferson County

Tera Wilkins - Director, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind

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