EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS K-12 SCHOOLS

Vision:
Every student prepared for a world yet to be imagined.
 
Mission:
Provide excellent, distinctive educational experiences that equip students for success today and in the future
 
Goals: 
-Demonstrate improvement of student achievement. 
-Demonstrate a high-performing team. 
-Embrace a culture of constant innovation 
-Communicate and engage frequently with our customers. 
-Provide a safe learning and working environment. 
-Demonstrate operational efficiencies. 
-Demonstrate fiscal prudence and financial responsibility


John Keane
As Executive Director, K-12 Schools, it’s great to be a part of the D11 team. I came from the business community 21 years ago to enter into the field of education. I earned my Bachelors Degree in History from the University of Denver and my Masters degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.  I taught Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Technology and Business to middle school students until I became an administrator and have served as an Elementary, Middle and High School Assistant Principal, as Middle School Principal, as Athletic /Activities Director at Middle and High School. I have served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction in two districts and was Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Alamosa School District.

Katherine Tapia-Griego
Welcome to Colorado Springs School District Eleven. I am very pleased to be a part of the K-12 Executive Director Team. We work together to support schools in creating an environment that stresses academic excellence and fosters respect for all. I have been an educator for 31 years and every year has been a professional growth opportunity for me to learn and serve others. I have had the great pleasure of serving as a building administrator at the middle school level and at the elementary level for 19 years prior to becoming a central office administrator. Eleven years of my career as an Elementary Principal include the honor of opening Trailblazer Elementary School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and History from Western State College. I received my Masters Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Reading from the University of Colorado. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family; I also enjoy reading, decorating, being outdoors, skiing and gardening. It is a pleasure and honor to be a part of the D-11 Administrative Team.  

img-0014 (2).jpgBrien S. Hodges, Ed.D.
I am honored to be serving Colorado Springs School District 11 as an Executive Director.  As a Colorado native, I have spent the past twenty-three years serving both Adams County School District Twelve and Douglas County School District as a teacher, assistant principal, and in a variety of director positions. As a professional educator, I have dedicated my life to helping other educators better the learning opportunities for all students.

I hold a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado, my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado University - Boulder, my Bachelors of Science degree in English Education from Metropolitan State College and my Colorado Professional Principals license from the University of Colorado Denver.

As an instructional leader, my daily work moves far beyond the walls of the school buildings in an effort to support the growth and potential of all students and staff members in the district. My diverse educational experiences have helped me develop strong skills in school leadership, continuous quality improvement, staff development, relationship building, data analysis, and instruction.   I am committed to ensuring that every student is prepared for a world yet imagined.

I have been married to my wife Lesley who is an interior designer, for twenty-three years. We have one daughter, Riley, who is a freshmen at Cherokee Trail High School in Cherry Creek.

My hobbies: I am an avid outdoorsman. I enjoy spending time with and traveling with my family.

 

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