UNITING AND INFLUENCING THE P-20 EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY
CO ASCD Board
Your CO ASCD Board comes from across the state. With varied experiences throughout the educational world and beyond, your board represents all areas from Pre-K through University levels. We are here to serve your educational needs, provide a place to hear your voice, and be your advocate. Each one of these leaders is a passionate, highly talented educator stemming from Pre-K through university levels of teaching. They consistently and tirelessly give their time and energy to serving the needs of the state education system, its educators, and its learners.
Front Row, left to right: John Thanos, Amanda Siewert, Walter McKenzie (ASCD Headqurarters), Jill Lewis, Ceri Dean Back Row: Elise Burnette
Jill Lewis, President
Jill Lewis is a passionate educator with classroom and coaching experience Pre-K
through college levels. Currently, Jill works as a consultant for schools and districts
throughout the country in all areas of curriculum and assessment. She regularly
presents at conferences throughout the nation on best instructional strategies and
strategic development and refinement of processes within the educational system. Not
only does Lewis develop curriculum and deliver online instruction for Adams State
University, she is an ASCD faculty member, who works with schools in the areas of data
processes, team building, CCSS Literacy and Math, formative assessment, and critical
thinking. Her honors include being Nationally Board Certified in Reading/Language
Arts for the Early and Middle Grades, Membership Director for the Collegiate Peaks
Council of the International Reading Association, member of the Long-Range Strategic
Planning Committee for the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association,
and an author of four study guides and a children’s book.
Amanda Siewart, Secretary
Amanda Siewert is an educator who consistently advocates for equity and the whole child. She has a license to teach Elementary, Linguistically Diverse Education, and will have a Principal license April of 2017. Throughout her work at University of Colorado-Denver, she has focused on leading for equity. As a leader on the CO ASCD board, she has collaborated and hosted events related to advocacy for legislation that allows for the whole child's needs to be met, regardless of zip code. Her mission is to lead with authenticity and audacity.
Amanda spends her free time with family, usually doing something creative or active. She appreciates the ability to travel and would like to learn more cultures by being immersed in them.
Nancy White, Member of the Board
Dr. Dennis Corash, Historian
Dr. Ceri Dean, Member of the Board
John Thanos, Director of Communications
Elise Burnette, Director of Marketing
We love educators and our educational community! That's why we have developed this section dedicated to thanking those educators in our lives who truly inspire and strive to encourage all of us to achieve our best, no matter our individual goals. Without further ado, a well deserved Thank You to these incredible people:
President CO ASCD
Thank you for your countless dedication to all things.
Nominated by: E. Burnette
ASCD Board Member
Thank you for your wonderful insight and drive.
Nominated by: J. Lewis
Nominations are needed for Giving Thanks: COASCD's Thank You Educator Recognition Segment. Any educator (active/retired) in Colorado can nominate an educator for a CO ASCD thank you. Entries should include the educator’s name, grade level (if applicable) and school/organization (or contact information), as well as the nominator's name, school/organization and grade level (if applicable), email address and phone number. Please include a written description and explanation of why the nominee made/makes a difference in education in Colorado. In addition to a written description and explanation please enclose a thank you sentence to be displayed in the giving thanks section. Nominations can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions for Giving Thanks are ongoing. Please submit at anytime. Submissions will be posted in the order received.
by Suzy Pepper Rollins
by Jonathan Bergmann
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