Planning & Construction Staff Directory

Planning Department

Derek Stertz - Planning Manager

dstertz@dcsdk12.org |303-387-0417

Responsibilities include GIS (Geographic Information Systems), forecasting, data maintenance for planning and facilities, address validation, development of Master Capital Plan

Wayne Blazek - Facilities Capital Planner
wayne.blazek@dcsdk12.org | 303-387-0477

Responsibilities include community service/facility improvement, facility assessment and capital
improvement planning

Construction Department

Leela Rajasekar, P.E. - Director of Construction
lrajasekar@dcsdk12.org | 303-387-0440

Kelly Kalcevic - Project Accountant

Responsibilities include project budgets and reports, contract documents, and qualification process 

Vanessa Indarte - Project Manager

vindarte@dcsdk12.org| 303-387-0480

Serves as District Agent with all project stakeholders during design, bidding/award, construction and
warranty phases of any District facility construction activity on a per project basis

Eric McCain - Project Manager

eric.mccain@dcsdk12.org | 303-387-0481

Serves as District Agent with all project stakeholders during design, bidding/award, construction and
warranty phases of any District facility construction activity on a per project basis

Michael Schuurman - Project Manager
Construction and Modifications

Ensures student learning environments meet or exceed current and projected instructional needs via direct oversight, coordination and management of building modification projects to support 21st Century Learning. 



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