Two new members to be elected to school board

Four candidates between district 3, 4 races

Posted 9/11/19

For voters in the Jefferson County School District, Nov. 5 will see them select two representatives to sit on the school board, which is made up of five seats total. The representatives will serve a …

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Two new members to be elected to school board

Four candidates between district 3, 4 races

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For voters in the Jefferson County School District, Nov. 5 will see them select two representatives to sit on the school board, which is made up of five seats total.

The representatives will serve a four-year term, with one elected to the Director District 3 position and one to the Director District 4 position. Currently, those positions are held by Ali Lasell and Amanda Stevens. Both those incumbents are choosing not to run for reelection.

Two contenders have declared their candidacy for each position:

Director District 3

Stephanie Schooley is an Applewood resident and has worked with Denver Public Schools, the Colorado Department of Education and education nonprofit Campus Compact of the Mountain West.

Robert Applegate is a research analyst who serves as the secretary and treasurer for the Colorado Military Academy Board of Directors. Applegate was a member of the Board of Golden Schools Foundation and the Advisory Board for the Colorado Commission of Higher Education.

Director District 4

Joan Chávez-Lee has worked as a teacher and in administrative roles in a number of Jeffco schools, including as principal at Molholm Elementary, Russell Elementary and Wheat Ridge Middle School.

Susan Miller has served on several school district committees and participated with multiple PTSAs, including as president of the Wheat Ridge High School PTSA.

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