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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: Jennifer Lieber, District D

James Redmond
jredmond@mywindsornow.com

Jennifer Lieber

Jennifer Lieber wants to advocate for students of the Windsor-Severance Re-4 School District.

She feels her experience in public education and time in Windsor give her a broad view of not only the district, but of education, that makes her uniquely suited to support students' needs by serving on the school board.

Lieber, a current school board member by appointment, will run against both Kristen Hice and Tiffany Herrington in the November election for the District D school board seat.

Lieber, Herrington and Hice each applied for appointment to the board's district D seat in August after Rick Klimek resigned in July. After the board interviewed the applicants, it voted unanimously to appoint Lieber to the seat until the November election.

As Districts E and B have only one candidate each, District D will be the only contested school board seat this election.

The school district has done a great job of adapting to changing needs, expectations and challenges as they arise, while maintaining a focus on student learning, Lieber said.

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In her few weeks as an appointed school board member, she said she has taken the time to visit the district's school and all of them have voiced a feeling of support from the school board.

Keeping the district's focus on its students and supporting the school while preserving the trust it has built with the community as good financial stewards will be essential as the school board tackles the next few years, Lieber said.

"I think that the district is experiencing a lot of growth," she said. "As a board and as a community we need to plan for the growth, which could include asking the citizens to help support new construction. So along those lines as a board, we need to listen to our community and plan for the growth in ways that support student learning and are fiscally responsible."

Lieber also feels the district will need to address the growing issue of student assessment.

"I hear a lot of parent and community discontent about the current assessment system," she said. "So I would want to advocate for assessment that holds the district accountable and informs (student) instruction. (Assessments) that would be meaningful and would provide results to teachers in a way that could support learning better."

Those are big challenges for the district, and Lieber thinks her broad view of the district paired with her backing and experience in Windsor's public education and education as a whole can help her help the district navigate them.

Jennifer Lieber:

• Running against Kristen Hice and Tiffany Herrington for the District D seat.

• Lived in Windsor for 20 years.

• Doctoral degree in education, taught in public schools for four years, worked in teacher education at the University of Northern Colorado for 17 years and appointed board member of the Windsor-Severance Re-4 School Board since August.

• Two kids in the school students, a third grade student in Grandview Elementary School and a sixth grade student at Windsor Middle School.

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