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Steve Peck sworn in as new Board of Education director

New board member, Steve Peck, holding up his right hand as he's sworn in.

CASTLE ROCK – Steve Peck was sworn in to serve on the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education on November 7. He is assuming the role of Director for District E, which encompasses portions of Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree.

Peck was appointed by President Meghann Silverthorn Monday afternoon. 

WATCH: Archived livestream of November 7, 2016 Swearing-In Ceremony

After serving in the Navy, Peck and his wife, Sarah, moved to Douglas County in 2014 with their two children, Brielle and Eli. Steve holds a B.S. in Political Science/Economics from Andrews University and a Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Loma Linda University.

“I am humbled and overwhelmed by the support I’ve received from our community,” said Peck. “We are blessed to live in a county with so many engaged citizens who share a passion for education.”

Following his swearing in on Monday, Peck plans to get right to work.

“My first task is to tour six schools this Wednesday and listen to the concerns of our principals,” he said. “Following that, a top priority is working with Superintendent Kane to address her biggest needs.”

New board member Steve Peck standing and talking to event attendees, next to Board Chair Meghann Silverthorn.Peck is familiar with balancing a number of roles. He earned a commission as a Medical Service Corps Officer in 2008 and deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in

2013. He continues to serve in the Navy Reserves with the 4th Medical Battalion and manages the Urology and Urogynecology practices at UCHealth Anschutz Campus.

“The cabinet and our district principals must be empowered with flexibility to act innovatively and boldly,” said Peck. “We need leaders who take the initiative rather than taking orders.”

Peck’s term will expire in November 2017.

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