Vision:  Every student prepared for a world yet to be imagined.
Mission:  The mission of the K-12 Executive Director Team is to provide support to schools in an effort to create a challenging and stimulating academic environment.  It is our belief that all children can learn and it is our responsibility to help schools assist students to reach their fullest potential. We are committed to providing excellent, distinctive educational experiences that equip students for success today and in the future.
-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


Engstrom.pngDavid Engstrom
The 2015-2016 school year will be my first as Executive Director of Alternative and Nontraditional Schools. This is my 15th year in District 11 where I have served in the roles of Senior Principal of the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus, Principal and Assistant Principal at Coronado High School, and Business & Marketing Teacher at Wasson High School. Before moving to Colorado in 2001 I taught Business & Marketing at a high school in Minnesota for seven years and was in the business community for ten years.

My undergraduate studies were at John Brown University in Arkansas and my graduate studies were at the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. I have three children in District11 schools and my wife works at a District 11 school. I am honored to call District 11 my home district and my place of employment. 

​​Hodges.pngBrien S. Hodges, Ed.D.
I am honored to be serving Colorado Springs School District 11 as an Executive Director of K-12 Schools. As a professional educator, I have dedicated the past twenty-four years to helping other educators better the learning opportunities for all students. As an instructional leader, my role is to support school principals, their staff's, their students and their communities in helping to ensure that every student is prepared for a world yet imagined.



Kahlbach.pngSherry Kalbach​
I am honored and proud to serve Colorado Springs District 11 in the role of Executive Director for K12 schools.  I am a graduate of District 11, and alumni of Wasson High School, Irving Junior High School, and Wilson Elementary School.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Southern Colorado, and my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado.   My teaching career began at the elementary level, and continued as a middle school language arts teacher.  I have served as both an assistant principal and a principal at the middle school level for the past ten years.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, reading, and traveling. 

JKeene.jpgohn 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.