Endorsements

Jeffco Leaders Back Paula

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Lesley Dahlkemper

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and Former Director of the Jefferson County Board of Education

Throughout her career in Jefferson County, Paula was a respected educator and leader. Students have benefitted from her passion for education. Now, our community stands to gain from Paula’s experience. I’m voting for Paula Reed for school board because I know she’ll keep students at the heart of every decision.

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Ron Mitchell

Former President of the Jefferson County Board of Education 

I am pleased to support Paula Reed in her desire to serve on the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education.  I had the privilege of working with Paula at Columbine High School.  She was an excellent teacher, and she will be an excellent Board Member.  Her knowledge about public education and Jeffco Schools will be a tremendous asset to the board. We are all fortunate to have a candidate with Paula’s experience, knowledge and integrity pursuing this position.  She will serve all students, parents and employees well as we move to the future.

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Frank DeAngelis

Retired Principal Columbine High School

I proudly endorse Paula Reed for Jeffco School Board.  It has been an honor and privilege to have worked with Paula for the past 40 years.  The Nigerian proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” exemplifies Paula’s belief about education.  She would be a valuable asset to Jeffco School district.  She is knowledgeable, compassionate, a team player, and a lifelong learner.  The sign of a true leader is to get others to follow, and Paula has done this throughout her professional career; I publicly add my support to the many who support Paula in the upcoming Jeffco School Board election.

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Jane Goff

Colorado State Board of Education—Retired

I am proud to support Paula Reed for the Jeffco Board of Education.  For over twenty years, I’ve seen Paula bring a balanced, compassionate and collaborative voice while making sure all students and teachers in our diverse district have access to the full range of services and opportunities to be successful.

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Brooke Williams

President Jefferson County Education Association

Paula has entered the business world after retiring from education, but she has never stopped engaging with her community and public education. Her strength, directness and willingness to continue conversions with professionalism inspires and challenges others to move for positive change for our students.
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Evie Hudak

Former State Senator and  Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee 

Paula has been a fierce advocate for public schools, in Jeffco and across the state. She is the candidate who will place students at the center of every discussion at the Jefferson County School Board table.

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Tracy Kraft-Tharp

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners

Paula understands the diversity of Jefferson County and the broad range of student and family needs. As a member of the Jefferson County School Board, she will serve in the best interests of all our students.

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Tom Keefe

Lakewood City Council Candidate Ward 5

As a 7-12 educator for almost 20 years, I know the value of having Board members with a strong grounding in education, not partisanship. Now, as a college professor, I can see the difference that quality educational leadership makes. I am so excited to cast my vote for Paula Reed on November 2nd!

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