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School Leadership

The district's Community Superintendents are part of the school leadership team and play a vital role in the success of our schools. They serve as a link between the schools, the community, and the district. In addition, they oversee school management. Jeffco Public Schools is divided into 17 areas providing assigned schools for each neighborhood served, as well as option and charter school choices.

Schools are supported by the Community Superintendents, who, in addition to the school staff, respond to parental concerns, monitor and evaluate school effectiveness, student achievement, and implementation of curriculum.

2021 School Leadership Organizational Chart

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SCHOOL SCHOOL LEADER ADMIN PHONE #
Arvada West HS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Arvada K-8 Wendy Doran Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Montessori Peaks Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Connections Learning Center Wendy Doran Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Carmody MS Todd Engels Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Standley Lake HS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
McLain Community School Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Windy Peak OELS Matt Walsh Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Addenbrooke Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Warren Tech North Matt Walsh Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Creighton MS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Deer Creek MS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Patterson Elementary David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Chatfield HS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Two Roads Charter School Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Collegiate Academy Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Wheat Ridge HS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Evergreen MS Todd Engels Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Excel Academy Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Falcon Bluffs MS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Compass Wheat Ridge Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Free Horizon Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Manning School of Academics and Arts Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Bear Creek HS Todd Engels Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Lumberg Elementary David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Green Mountain HS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Deane Elementary David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Jefferson Academy Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Arvada HS Wendy Doran Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Ralston Valley HS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Doral Academy Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Lasley Elementary David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Dunstan MS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
West Jefferson MS Todd Engels Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Edgewater Elementary David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Mandalay MS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Warren Tech Matt Walsh Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Mt Evans OELS Matt Walsh Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Evergreen HS Todd Engels Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Molholm Elementary David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Moore MS Wendy Doran Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Lincoln Academy Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Columbine HS Todd Engels Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Mount View Wendy Doran Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Compass Golden Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Emory Elementary David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Foster Dual Language PK-8 Wendy Doran Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Woodrow Wilson Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Conifer HS Todd Engels Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Everitt MS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Golden HS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Warren Tech South Matt Walsh Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Great Work Montessori Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Long View HS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Wayne Carle MS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Summit Ridge MS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
D'Evelyn Jr/Sr Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Jeffco Open School Todd Engels Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Jeffco Remote Learning Program Matt Walsh Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Jeffco Virtual Academy Matt Walsh Helen Poland 303-982-6805
North Arvada MS Wendy Doran Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Jefferson Jr/Sr David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Ken Caryl MS Todd Engels Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Alameda International David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Rose Stein International David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Bell MS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Pomona HS Wendy Doran Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Lakewood HS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Rocky Mountain Deaf School Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Drake MS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Mountain Phoenix Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Sobesky Academy Brenda Carlson Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Oberon MS Eric Everding Helen Poland 303-982-6805
New America School Tom McMillen Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Dakota Ridge HS Scott Allensworth Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Brady Exploration David Weiss Helen Poland 303-982-6805
Hackberry Hill Elementary Celeste Sultze Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Green Mountain Elementary Amanda Pierorazio Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Green Gables Elementary Samantha Hollman Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Bradford K-8 South Samantha Hollman Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Governor's Ranch Elementary Amanda Pierorazio Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Glennon Heights Elementary Lee Cooper Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Coronado Elementary Samantha Hollman Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Bradford K-8 North Samantha Hollman Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Fremont Elementary Lee Cooper Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Foothills Elementary Amanda Pierorazio Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Fitzmorris Elementary Celeste Sultze Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Mount Carbon Elementary Lee Cooper Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Fairmount Elementary Beth Elmgreen Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Blue Heron Elementary Lee Cooper Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Bergen Valley Amanda Pierorazio Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Mortensen Elementary Samantha Hollman Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Columbine Hills Elementary Amanda Pierorazio Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Mitchell Elementary Brenda Carlson Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Fletcher Miller School Brenda Carlson Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Meiklejohn Elementary Beth Elmgreen Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Colorow Elementary Lee Cooper Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Bergen Meadow Amanda Pierorazio Sara Merkel 303-982-6611
Marshdale Elementary Amanda Pierorazio Sara Merkel 303-982-6611

School Leadership Team 2021-22


Community Superintendents


SCOTT ALLENSWORTH

School Leadership - Scott AllensworthScott has worked in public education for 25 years. Prior to joining the School Leadership Team, he was a school administrator for 13 years at both the high school and middle school levels. He enjoyed teaching before he went into school administration. Scott graduated from New Mexico State University with teaching credentials and has continued his education, earning a master's degree in instruction, then obtaining his administration licensure. Scott has a passion for making the best decisions for students so they succeed academically and socially. He supports his schools with a system perspective and encourages them to be innovators in education.

Scott oversees middle and high schools in the  Chatfield, Dakota Ridge, Golden, and Wheat Ridge articulation areas, as well as The Manning School.

brenda carlson

photo of Brenda CarlsonBrenda has worked in public education for 36 years in Colorado and Wyoming. Prior to joining the School Leadership Team, she was a community superintendent, a principal for 19 years, and a classroom teacher for 11 years. Brenda holds degrees from the University of Wyoming and the University of Southern Mississippi. She believes success is not accidental. She is a proven, motivated, energetic, and experienced leader. Her goal is to always find the heart of the hero in the educators she works with to ensure principals, teachers, and students are challenged every day to be the best they can be.

Brenda oversees elementary schools in the Golden and Wheat Ridge articulation areas, as well as Miller Special School.

lee cooper

Community Superintendent - Lee CooperLee is starting his 24th year in education and 2nd as a member of the Jeffco team.  He has worked as a Community/Instructional Superintendent for the past six years.  He has a Masters  in Education with an emphasis in Global Education from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing.  Lee has served as a school leader in Title I, K-8, Montessori, and traditional settings.  Lee is passionate about equity, opportunity and high levels of success for all students.  


Lee oversees elementary schools in the Arvada West, Lakewood and Dakota Ridge articulation areas.

WENDY DORAN

Community Superintendent - Wendy DoranWendy has worked in education for over 20 years. Prior to joining the School Leadership Team, she served as the Principal of Carmody Middle School for 5 years and as a High School Principal in Aurora Public schools for 3 years. Wendy served in multiple roles throughout her career including, an Education Consultant, Teacher, Instructional Coach and Principal in both neighborhood and alternative schools. This experience has sparked a great passion in Wendy for innovative schools, equity and systems that serve all families. Wendy is a proud graduate of Jeffco Public Schools, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, A Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and earned her Principal Licensure and is the process of earning her Ed.S from University of Colorado, Denver.

Wendy oversees Foster Dual Language PK-8, Arvada K-8, Arvada HS, Pomona HS, Moore Middle, and North Arvada Middle.



BETH ELMGREEN

School Leadership - Beth Elmgreen

Beth Elmgreen has worked in public education for almost 30 years. Prior to joining the School Leadership Team as a Community Superintendent, Beth was the principal of Bergen Valley Elementary. Under her leadership, Bergen Valley received many academic awards and was awarded the number one Elementary School in the state of Colorado by Great Schools ratings. Beth has also served as an instructional coach and classroom teacher for Jeffco. An accomplished instructional leader, she believes that every student deserves an exceptional educational experience. She is passionate about instruction that impacts student learners, and works with her principals on best instructional practices so students can grow academically.

Beth graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. In addition, Beth holds a Master’s degree focused in Educational Leadership and Administration. Beth is proud to work with schools in the Ralston Valley, Standley Lake, and Arvada West areas. 



todd engels

Todd EngelsTodd has worked in public education for 28 years. Prior to his current role, he has served as an executive director, high school principal, assistant principal (middle & high) and classroom teacher. Todd is a graduate of Arvada High School, earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix and completed an executive leadership program from the University of Colorado. Todd believes that quality leadership at all levels is one of the key components to students experiencing a great education and graduating with choices.

Todd oversees middle and high schools in the Bear Creek, Columbine, Conifer, and Evergreen articulation areas, as well as the Jefferson County Open School.



ERIC EVERDING

School Leadership - Eric EverdingEric has worked in education for 23 years. Prior to joining the school leadership team, Eric was a principal, assistant principal, counselor, and English teacher in our district. He has also worked in Jeffco’s assessment department and in the community superintendents’ office as an executive director of school management. Eric is a proud graduate of Jeffco Public Schools, having attended Allendale Elementary, Drake Middle, and Arvada West High. He comes from a family of educators and is strong advocate for the students in our public school system.

Eric oversees middle and high schools in the  Arvada West, Green Mountain, Lakewood, Ralston Valley, and Standley Lake articulation areas.



SAMANTHA HOLLMAN

School Leadership - Samantha HollmanSamantha Hollman has served school communities for the past 22 years, most recently as Principal at Mitchell Elementary in Golden for the last 9 years. She enjoyed working as an Instructional Coach and teaching prior to becoming a school administrator. Samantha is a graduate of Bear Creek HS and Regis University with a degree in Sociology and minor in Elementary Education. She continued her education at Lesley University earning a Master’s in Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and then completed the Administrative Leadership and Policies Studies program at the University of Colorado-Denver. Samantha is focused on developing growth for equity and achievement, enhancing collaboration, and promoting a culture of continuous improvement. Three of Samantha's four kids have graduated from Jeffco Schools with one currently attending a neighborhood high school.

Samantha oversees elementary and K-8 schools in the Bear Creek and Chatfield articulation areas.

Tom mcmillen

Tom McMillen - Community SuperintendnetTom McMillen is Community Superintendent for Charter Schools in Jefferson County, Colorado, a position he has held since July of 2018. Prior to joining Jeffco, Tom was Director of Choice Programming in Douglas County, Colorado, working with charters, open enrollment, and truancy for the district. 

Before joining Douglas County, Tom was Director of Quality Assurance at the Colorado Charter School Institute.
Tom graduated from the University of Denver College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree and from Colorado State University 
with a BA. Tom lives in Lakewood, CO with his wife Peg. Tom and Peg have four grown children, all of whom attended Jeffco charter and neighborhood schools.

Tom oversees charter schools.

aMANDA PIERORAZIO

School Leadership - Amanda PierorazioAmanda has worked for Jefferson County Public Schools for 15 years. Prior to joining the School Leadership Team, she served as the principal of Coronado Elementary for five years and Weber Elementary for 1 year. She was also an assistant principal at Chatfield Senior High, Powderhorn Elementary and Summit Ridge Middle School. Amanda taught Spanish and French at Chatfield for six years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with minors in French and educational computing from Iowa State University and also holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University and principal licensure from the University of Colorado-Denver. Amanda is a servant leader who believes in the value of relationships and positive partnerships in order to support all students in achieving success. 

Amanda oversees elementary schools in the Columbine, Conifer, Evergreen and Green Mountain articulation areas as well as Dennison Elementary

CELESTE SULTZE

School Leadership - Celeste SultzeCeleste has worked in education for over 20 years. Prior to joining the School Leadership Team, Celeste was principal at Edgewater Elementary and an assistant principal at the high school and middle school levels. She is passionate about providing the best educational experiences for ALL students.

Celeste oversees elementary schools in the Arvada and Pomona articulation areas.

MATT WALSH

School Leadership - Matthew WalshMatt has worked in education for over 25 years. Prior to joining the School Leadership Team, Matt was principal at Evergreen High School, a National Blue Ribbon Award-winning school. Having been a support staff, teacher, assistant principal, and principal in neighborhood and alternative schools, Matt brings a universal systems approach toward working with principals, schools and families that is rooted in the values of equity and an authentic educational experience for all.

Matt oversees the alternative and option schools throughout JeffCo, as well as the Outdoor Lab sites and the Jeffco Remote Learning Program.


David weiss

School Leadership - David WeissDavid has worked in public education for 19 years. Prior to joining the School Leadership Team, he served as the principal of Westgate Elementary school for five years, and as a high school assistant principal for 4 years before that. David also taught middle school math and science for 8 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Youngstown State University and also holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Specialist License in School Leadership from the University of Denver. David is a learner who is passionate about innovation, equity and opportunity for all students who walk our hallways.

David oversees the schools in the Alameda and Jefferson articulation areas.

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