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Rural Education Council Members

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The Rural Education 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

  • Leslie Bogar, Acting Director 
    Colorado Association of School Boards
  • Mike BowersSuperintendent
    Lone Star School District
  • Pam CoppingerBoard Member
    Mancos School District
  • Johnnie EcherPrincipal
    Strasburg Elementary School
  • Jessica Filla, Board Member
    Akron School District No. R-1
  • Robert FultonState Coordinator
    Colorado Center for Rural Education
  • Caryn GibsonSuperintendent
    Delta County Joint District No. 50
  • Ken HaptonstallExecutive Director
    Colorado River BOCES
  • Amy JonesKindergarten Teacher
    Moffat County School District
  • Bree JonesSuperintendent
    La Veta School District RE-2
  • Ty KempSuperintendent
    Granada School District
  • Brenda KrageSuperintendent
    Fremont Re-2 School District
  • Courtney Landry, Head of School
    Salida Montessori Charter School

  • Andy LavierPrincipal
    Alamosa High School
  • Dale McCallExecutive Director
    Colorado BOCES
  • Toby MelsterSuperintendent
    Centennial School District R-1
  • Bret MilesExecutive Director
    CO Association of School Executives
  • Michelle MurphyExecutive Director
    Colorado Rural Alliance
  • Karen QuanbeckSuperintendent
    Clear Creek School District RE-1
  • Brad RaySuperintendent
    East Grand School District
  • Harvey RudeDirector
    College for Rural Education
  • Christy SinnerSuperintendent
    Hayden School District
  • Johan Van NieuwenhuizenSuperintendent
    Weld County School District RE-1
  • Kim WhiteSuperintendent
    Silverton School District