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Letter to the editor

Letter: Ecstatic for Glass


I am ecstatic about Dr. Jason Glass as Jeffco Schools' new superintendent! I've followed his work and know that he will be able to inspire, and importantly, unite our district. A few things I appreciate about him: He's an articulate communicator; held a high-level, statewide position in Iowa; received significant recognition; is a proven leader; has two masters degrees and a PhD; was the superintendent in Eagle County; knows the budgetary crisis CO schools face; and he is a vocal and bold advocate for students.

I'm so appreciative of our Jeffco School Board of Education for seeking and prioritizing stakeholder input on the qualities we value most in our next superintendent. It is clear from these attributes that stakeholder input is reflected in the selection of Dr. Glass.

It has been refreshing to see a board work transparently through this process as well. Dr. Glass was selected unanimously by all five board members. The Board shared data points regularly throughout the process - 825 inquiries with potential candidates, 69 applications, 11 potential candidates from 9 states, 6 interviewees (5 current or former superintendents, 1 assistant superintendent, and 1 from Colorado). Dr. Glass clearly rose to the top and we should all look forward to getting to know him better and partnering with him to do what's best for students in Jeffco. And I thank our board, Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon, Ali Lasell, Amanda Stevens, and Ron Mitchell for their service to our community. I look forward to voting to re-elect Brad, Susan, and Ron this coming November!

Tina Gurdikian,



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