Board of Education Directory

Elizabeth Hanson photoElizabeth Hanson - Director - District C 

Term Expires November 2023

Elizabeth and her husband, Jeff, live in Highlands Ranch with their three children. Elizabeth began her career in Human Resources with the Kansas Children’s Service League Head Start program after earning a degree in Business Administration - Human Resources from Kansas State University. She later attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor with an emphasis in Labor and Employment Law. Elizabeth worked in private practice where she litigated on behalf of both employees and employers. As a professional in the employment field, Elizabeth has focused on building strong organizations by valuing the people who are a part of it and believes the learning environment we are able to offer our students is directly linked to the work environment we are able to offer our employees.



Susan Meek headshotSusan Meek - Director - District A

Term expires November 2023

Susan, her husband, John, and their two children (ThunderRidge High School graduates) have lived in Douglas County since 2001. She received her MBA in Business Economics and Public Policy from George Washington University. Her undergraduate degrees were in International Business and Management, with a French minor. As a strategy and communications professional in the public education sector since 1997, Susan has been successful in bringing together individuals and organizations with differing perspectives to achieve the common goal of advancing public education. Susan has worked closely with higher education, government, and private industry to create and lead cross-sector partnerships involving education, job training and postsecondary pathway programs to serve K12 students. 



Director Becky MyersBecky Myers - Director - District D
Secretary

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Term Expires November 2025

Since 1993, Becky and her husband have lived in Castle Rock. They have 2 children who graduated from Douglas County HS and 5 grandchildren. Becky is a retired educator who worked at RVMS from 1997-2004 as the Family and Consumer Science teacher, and 2004-2014 as the Teacher Librarian, retiring in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Science with a Business Certificate and a Master of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies from CU Denver. Becky continues to work as the treasurer of her church, volunteers in the nursery and still enjoys reading, cooking, and sewing as some of her hobbies. She is looking forward to serving the community as a school board director.



Director Mike PetersonMike Peterson - Director - District B
President

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Term Expires November 2025

Mike, his wife, Charlotte, and three daughters came to Colorado in 2004. He brings over 30 years of experience and proven results in leading elite teams, developing leaders, and producing positive organizational change to the district. He completed a military career as a highly decorated US Naval Flight Officer with significant combat leadership in multiple theaters, executive experience, and time as an Assistant Professor at the USAF Academy developing future leaders of character. Mike spent the last decade as a performance and leadership consultant to high-reliability industries before being elected to the School Board in 2021. In his spare time, he is an active advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



David Ray headshotDavid Ray
 - Director District F 

Term expires November 2023

David and his wife, Becky, have lived in Parker since 1991.  He has two children, Megan and Michael, who attended Douglas County Schools from kindergarten through graduation.  He also has two grandchildren. He received a Masters of Counseling from CCU. David also has a Masters Degree of Education and previously served Douglas County Schools as an elementary principal for 23 years.  During this time, he opened three schools (Coyote Creek Elementary, Prairie Crossing Elementary, and Mammoth Heights Elementary).  He served as principal of South Elementary during which it was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. David  helped launch the district’s Outdoor Education Program and has participated on multiple district committees. In 2018, he received CASB's McGuffey Award which honors board members who bring committed and passionate service to their board work. He has served as the chairperson of the Partnership of Douglas County Governments and as a former member of the Parker Planning Commission. David served four years as Board President and will complete his second director term in 2023.  



Director Christy WilliamsChristy Williams - Director - District E
Vice President

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Term Expires November 2025

Christy Williams and her husband, Doc, have three kids who attend Douglas County Public Schools. She grew up in Littleton. After high school, Christy went straight into the workforce while also attending Arapahoe Community College. She is a small business owner where most of her clients reside in Douglas County. When Christy's children entered school, she began volunteering. She has served as a room mom, PTO Secretary, PTO President, SAC member and DAC member. Christy's passion is to make sure all students have a path to success after high school even if it's not the traditional route. She also is an advocate for parent engagement.



Director Kaylee WinegarKaylee Winegar - Director - District G
Treasurer

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Term Expires November 2025

Kaylee and her husband, Reid, moved back to Parker in 2017. They are both Ponderosa High School alumni and are proud to raise a family in the same great school district they grew up in. They welcomed a daughter in early 2022 and their other daughter attends her local elementary school. Kaylee currently works in accounting for a financial services company and has an MBA from the University of Colorado - Denver. She is honored and eager to contribute to a thriving Douglas County community.

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected]