BOE Broadcast

  • Aspen School District Board of Education continues to prioritize student success

    Each year the Aspen School District Board of Education (BOE) sets its priorities for the upcoming academic year. These topics cover a wide variety of areas that impact students, teachers, the District and the community.

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  • Aspen ProStart students wow Board of Education and take home a trophy

    The Aspen ProStart Culinary Program practiced for their upcoming competition by creating a tasty meal for the Aspen Board of Education at their meeting February 21. An annual event, on offer this year was Beef Bourguignon, garlic mashed potatoes, and vanilla panna cotta with raspberry sauce. While the BOE members enjoyed their meal, the students were able to fine tune their cooking and presenting skills for the competition soon to come.

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  • Climate & Culture Connections - Community Focus Groups

    Thank you for your continued support as we proceed with the Aspen School District’s Climate and Culture Study. We are committed to a thorough process that includes input from all of our staff members and from our community.

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  • Climate and Culture Countdown

    The Board of Education would like to take this opportunity to update you regarding the climate and culture study we committed to in late 2018. We are committed to responding to the need to assess the climate and culture of the Aspen School District. Today is one of many future communication pieces that we will provide to you about the process.

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  • New Program by College Outreach

    One of the things which makes the Aspen School District unique is its commitment to sharing strong instructional leadership to students and education providers throughout our valley and the Western Slope of Colorado. One of the ways we do this is through Aspen School District support of College Outreach. For the past fourteen years, Aspen High College Counseling has not only provided a home, but also an Executive Director, in the form of Dr. Kathy Klug.

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  • BOE Out and About in March

    The Aspen School District Board of Education is committed to District engagement and listening to their constituency. They make every effort to attend school-sponsored events to support the students as well as make themselves available for those who would like to ask questions.

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  • Meet the newest BOE member, Dr. Susan Zimet

    Two things happened in quick succession that changed the course of Dr. Susan Zimet’s life: she finished her medical residency in New York City and she and her husband happened to visit a friend in Aspen. Twenty-six years later and Zimet has two sons, both out of university now, and a thriving medical practice in Aspen.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Sheila Kennedy Wills

    On Sheila Kennedy Wills’s 35th birthday she woke up and realized that working and living in California wasn’t the life she had envisioned. The Tennessee native decided to take some time off, think about her future, and enjoy a few months of skiing. It’s a familiar story in Aspen, come for the winter but stay for the summer. Sheila realized that she had never been happier than when she was in Aspen, so she stayed.

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  • Answers to community questions

    Over the last few weeks we've heard several questions raised by members of the community concerning important District issues. These issues are complex, and we as a Board work very hard to address them in an encompassing and comprehensive way. We welcome conversation about these and any other issues that impact our children's education.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Dwayne Romero

    Originally from southeast Texas, Dwayne Romero was tapped by West Point as a great baseball player who was also Army officer material. After serving in the military for 7 years, Dwayne moved to Cambridge where he earned his MBA from Harvard. He has spent the last 20 years living in the Aspen area where he has been in property management and development.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Sandra Peirce

    As a new transplant from Toronto to Aspen, Sandra Peirce felt the best way to begin to understand her new community was to serve it. Making Aspen home began with volunteering as part of the World Cup Organizing Committee, organizing its press room, and then moved on to co-chairing the Komen “Race for the Cure”.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Susan Marolt

    When Susan Marolt moved to Colorado from Midland, Texas, it took her awhile to adjust to the winters. For the first few years they felt endless. The constant shoveling driveways, and scraping snow off cars got pretty old. But she soon fell in love with Aspen and has made it her home, with her husband, Roger, since 1991.

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  • Meet Board of Education member Margeaux Johansson

    Living in London, England with her family, Margeaux Johansson assumed she would enter a diplomatic career; instead she fell into a job as a production assistant with a company that made music videos. She had a knack for production and by the time she was in her late twenties she owned her own production company. One of her most memorable clients was a hot rock band from Japan who came to New York City to record their videos in relative obscurity. It was in New York City where Margeaux met a ski-loving Swedish banker and her determination to not get married wavered.

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  • Board of Education’s progress on goals & priorities

    Although there is more work to do, the Board of Education is making great strides in addressing its primary goals and priorities. The following are some examples of how the Board has made progress toward accomplishing its stated goals and priorities.

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  • BOE learns about AHS students' civil rights experience

    Beyond the data, the policy reviews, and the general oversight of the district, the Aspen Board of Education loves to hear about the unique experiences the students have access to. Recently, the BOE was able to learn details from the Civil Rights Experiential Education trip to the Mississippi Delta region.

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