Press Release – May 13, 2015


Amanda Stevens

Jeffco Mom Amanda Stevens Announces Campaign
 for Jeffco Schools Board of Education

Lakewood, CO, May 13, 2015 – The Jeffco Schools Board of Education may soon have a new face. Amanda Stevens, a Jeffco mom and former language arts and literacy intervention teacher who grew up in Jeffco, has launched her bid for the District 4 seat currently held by Lesley Dahlkemper. Last week, Dahlkemper revealed she will not be seeking a second term.
Surrounded by supporters, Stevens told the crowd, “I’m running for the Jeffco School Board because every student deserves the united efforts of all of us – families, teachers, district and community leaders. It’s time for politics to take a backseat to student success.”

Stevens, who is married and has two children attending Kendrick Lakes Elementary, also attended Jeffco Schools, including Bear Creek Elementary, Carmody Middle School and Bear Creek High School. “When I was in high school,” she shared, “my grades were strong, but I felt alone and disconnected. I left school and got my GED instead. That experience motivated me to become a teacher myself. And as a School Board Member, I will work to make sure none of Jeffco’s students slip through the cracks.”

After getting her undergraduate degree at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Stevens earned her Master’s in Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. As a language arts teacher and reading interventionist, Stevens spent eight years teaching in highly impacted/high poverty middle and high schools.

“I’m proud to be a part of a community united to support schools, to listen to stakeholders, and to unconditionally serve kids,” said Colby Hansen, who has taught Stevens’ oldest child. “I’m proud to be a member of the Amanda Stevens for Jeffco Schools community.”

Stevens currently serves on the Jeffco School’s Strategic Planning & Advisory Council (SPAC) and is active on the accountability committee, PTA and as a classroom volunteer in her children’s school.

“I know Amanda Stevens believes in our schools, our teachers and our students,” said fellow Kendrick Lakes parent Molly Snyder. “And that’s why I will vote for Amanda to be on the Jeffco school board.”

This year, two of the five seats – Districts 3 & 4 – on the Jeffco Schools Board of
Education are up for election. While Board candidates run in specific districts, all registered voters in Jeffco can vote for a candidate in each district. Once elected, School Board members represent the entire 775-square-mile county, including nearly 86,000 students and their families, plus 14,000 employees.

Early supporters of Stevens’ campaign include: Lauren Ambrozic, Jeffco Parent, Healthcare Consultant, Kurt & Val Braginetz, Anne & Steve Burkholder, Gordon Calahan, Liz Carroll, Ron Castagna, Ann Cowie-Bozner, Lesley Dahlkemper, Monica Duran, Jim Earley, Mike Feeley, Jane Goff, Tina & Bob Gurdikian, Nicole Head, Lorie Hirose, Evie Hudak, Chris & Kelly Johnson, Marv Kay, Chris Kennedy, Sue King, Jeff Kirk, Jeff Lamontagne, Sue Marinelli, Lori McGregor, Tom & Marta Murray, Hereford Percy, Cynthia Perry, Bret Poole, Al Rodriguez, Shakti, Michael Snow, Kathleen Stapleton, Tammy Story, Kristian Teegardin, Casey Tighe, Bob West and Bob Zachman.

Paid for by Amanda Stevens for Jeffco Schools

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