Weld RE5J School District

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Announcing Weld RE-5J Superintendent Finalists

As you know, Dr. Foster is retiring at the end of this school year and we are engaged in a search for a new superintendent. Today, we are pleased to announce the finalists for the role. We hope you will come meet these candidates at a Community Forum on Friday, April 27 from 7-9 p.m at the Weld RE-5J Administration Building ( 110 Centennial Dr A, Milliken, CO 80543 ) , East Training Room . Please note this location has been updated from an earlier communication due to a scheduling conflict at RHS.

Leslie Arnold is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Strategic Initiatives in the Boulder Valley School District which serves approximately 30,000 students and 56 school sites. She has 31 years of experience in education in which time she has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and assistant superintendent. She also spent 12 years as a senior-level executive in the private education sector. Ms. Arnold has served as an assistant superintendent for the past six years.

Margaret Crespo is currently the Chief Academic Officer in the Thompson R2-J School District which serves nearly 16,300 students and 42 school sites. She has 27 years of experience in education in which time she has served as a teacher, high school principal, middle school principal, adjunct university faculty member , and school district administrator. In addition to her current role, she has served as the director of secondary services and executive director of secondary in Thompson R2-J over the past eight years. Ms. Crespo is a fully bilingual Spanish speaker.

Tracey A. Kinney, Ed. D. is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for Laramie County School District #1 in Cheyenne, Wyoming which serves more than 14,000 students and 35 school sites. She has 28 years of experience in education in which time she has served as a teacher, elementary principal, high school principal, athletic director, curriculum and assessment director, adjunct university faculty member, educational consultant, and interim superintendent. Dr. Kinney has served as an assistant superintendent for the past 15 years.

Patrick Antony (Tony) O’Brien is currently the superintendent of Newcastle Public Schools in Newcastle, Oklahoma which serves 2,100 students and four school sites. He has 32 years of experience in education in which time he has served as a teacher, athletic director, principal, and coach. He also served in higher education as the VP of Admin Affairs and Director of Teacher Education for Mid-America Christian University for over a decade. Mr. O’Brien has served as a school district superintendent for the past 13 years.

What happens next?

Finalists will be participating in a series of events and interviews in the district April 27 and 28 including a Community Forum on Friday, April 27 from 7-9 p.m at the Weld RE-5J Administration Building (110 Centennial Dr A, Milliken, CO 80543), East Training Room. This event will also be Livestreamed.

On May 3, 2018 the board hopes to announce a sole finalist for the permanent superintendent position.

We are excited to present for your consideration four incredibly talented finalists. We hope you will accept our invitation to get to know these candidates by attending the April 27 Community Forum.

Spring 2018 Assessment Information

The 2018 Colorado Measures of Academic Success are now being administered in grades 3-8 and Science in high school. Additionally, high school students are participating in PSAT and SAT assessments.

For school specific schedules and opt-out information, please click the link on the headline.

March 2018 Superintendent Message

Student safety is on everyone’s minds, especially in the wake of the tragic incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month. Even prior to that terrible event, of the more than 1,000 people who took our school district survey earlier this year, more than half ranked safety and security enhancements for schools as their first, second, or third priority when it comes to what they would like to see funded.

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Van and Bus Drivers Needed

We are searching for people to join our Transportation team. We need people to drive full sized buses as well as our mini-vans.

This part-time position works well for those who are retired, self-employed, or parents with students in school. We offer paid training to help you prepare for any necessary tests.

If you are interested please apply at the “EMPLOYMENT” drop-down
and follow the prompts to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

Transportation Department
Weld County School District RE-5J
110 S. Centennial Dr., Suite A
Milliken, CO 80543
970-587- 4020
jim.bogie@weldre5j.org
kathy.seele@weldre5j.org

2018-19 School Year Calendar

The 2018-19 Weld RE-5J Calendar has been approved by the school board. Please click on the headline to access a downloadable PDF of the calendar.

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Calendar


District In-Service - PK-12 No School
Date: 4/20/2018
Location: Service - PK-12 No School
District Accountability Committee Meeting
Date: 4/23/2018, 4 PM 5 PM
Location: East Training Room
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 5/2/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: 110 Centennial Dr, Milliken, CO 80543, USA
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 5/16/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: 110 Centennial Dr, Milliken, CO 80543, USA
Community Meeting Facility Improvement Task Force and DAC Recommendations
Date: 5/17/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Roosevelt High School, 616 N 2nd St, Johnstown, CO 80534, USA