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Rural Education Council Members

The Council is comprised of one rural superintendent 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.

Council Members, 2016

  • Kirk BanghartSuperintendent
    Moffat County School District No. 2
  • Douglas Bissonette, Superintendent
    Elizabeth School District C-1
  • Randy Black, Director of Member Relations
    Colorado Association of School Boards
  • Scott CooperSuperintendent
    Dolores School District Re-4A
  • Lisa Escarcega, Executive Director
    Colorado Association of School Executives
  • Tim Kistler, Superintendent
    Peyton School District 23Jt
  • John Knapp, Former Board Member
    Rocky Ford School District and Board of Directors, Colorado Association of School Boards
  • Brandon LaChance, Executive Director
    North Routt Community Charter School
  • Bree LessarSuperintendent
    LaVeta School District RE2

  • Diane LookTechnology Integration and Gifted Specialist
    Buena Vista School District
  • Dale McCall, Executive Director
    Colorado BOCES
  • Nita McCauliffe, Executive Director
    San Luis Valley BOCES
  • Rick Mondt, Superintendent
    Briggsdale School District RE-10
  • Michelle Murphy, Executive Director
    Colorado Rural Alliance
  • Frank Reeves, Superintendent
    Genoa-Hugo School District
  • Donna Rohde, School Board Member
    Cheraw School District 31
  • Kermit Snyder, Superintendent
    Rocky Ford School District R-2
  • Kyle Stumpf, Principal
    Holyoke Elementary School, Holyoke School District


The Rural Education Council is facilitated by Tina Goar, Rural Liaison/Rural Support Manager at the Colorado Department of Education. 

Please contact Tina Goar 303-866-6608 with any questions.

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