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Staff Changes

We are sad to say goodbye to our District Advocacy Director, Liz Reetz. Liz and her partner, Omar, are headed to Palo Alto, California where she will attend Stanford Law School. We want to thank Liz for her remarkable work with us. Her work in Aurora has gone the distance to mobilize more people to support great schools in Colorado. We are grateful for Liz’s leadership and advocacy, and wish her the best on her law school journey.
A+ Colorado is thrilled to welcome Dr. Landon Mascareñaz to join our team as our new Senior Partner for Advocacy and Alliances. Landon comes to us from Denver Public Schools where he was Executive Director of Strategy Development and Family Empowerment in the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE). He recently received his doctorate from Harvard University, where he wrote a capstone about the relationship between district improvement and family engagement. Before that, he was also a first grade teacher on the Navajo Nation in Church Rock, New Mexico and a former Executive Director of Teach for America – New Mexico. This past year he participated in the Pahara Next Gen Fellowship program and the Flamboyan National Family Engagement Fellowship. He received his B.A. from Lewis & Clark College and graduated from Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. Landon will start later this summer and we hope you will welcome him in the 2017-18 school year.
We look forward to hitting the ground running with a number of projects including high school graduation to college success, English language learner programs, and school board candidate voter information when we return in August.
A+ Colorado Team