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Rural Education Council Members

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The Council is comprised of superintendent representatives from each of the eight regions in the state, two rural school board members, two rural principals, a rural teacher, and a representative from the Colorado Association of School Executives, Colorado BOCES Association, Rural Alliance and the Colorado Association of School Boards.

Rural Education Council Members

  • Randy Black, Director of Member Relations
    Colorado Association of School Boards
  • Douglas BissonetteSuperintendent
    Elizabeth School District
  • Jeff Durbin, Superintendent
    Stratton School District
  • Lisa Escarcega, Executive Director
    Colorado Association of School Executives
  • Lori Haukeness, Superintendent
    Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1
  • Chris Hinger, Principal
    Pagosa Springs Middle School
  • Amy JonesKindergarten Teacher
    Moffat County School District
  • Trent Kerr, Superintendent
    Wiggins School District
  • Bree LessarSuperintendent
    LaVeta School District RE2
  • Dale McCall, Executive Director
    Colorado BOCES

  • Nita McCauliffeExecutive Director
    San Luis Valley BOCES
  • Lanie Meyers-Mireles, Board Member
    Lamar Re-2 School District
  • Michelle Murphy, Executive Director
    Colorado Rural Alliance
  • Scott Pankow, Superintendent
    Ouray School District R-1
  • Wendy Pottorff, Board Member
    Limon Public Schools
  • Frank Reeves, Superintendent
    East Grand School District
  • Kermit Snyder, Superintendent
    Rocky Ford School District R-2
  • Willyn Webb, Executive Director
    Vision Charter Academy
  • Curt WilsonSuperintendent
    North Conejos School District
  • Steve WilsonSuperintendent
    Big Sandy School District


The Rural Education Council is facilitated by Denille LePlatt, Director of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education. Please contact Denille LePlatt, 303-866-6608, with any questions.