Danielle Tomwing is currently a manager of IT Operations with 15 years of experience in software development and application support. She completed her degree in Computer Science and Management Studies and her love of travelling led her to the opportunity to travel the world on the Queen Elizabeth II Ocean Liner for almost 4 years where she had the opportunity to work with 50 nationalities on board. She has two daughters who attend Vanguard Classical School West.Email
Karen Secor, Director, is the Owner of Secor Consulting, where she develops and streamlines board practices, legal compliance, budgeting, financial management practices, process management, operating policies and human resource management for charter schools. She previously was the Chief Operating Officer for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; the Vice President – Account Management for Broadband Associates; the Manager – Contact Center Operations for ADT Security Services, Inc.; the Manager – Customer Retention for Citicorp Diners Club; the Account Officer for J&H Office Equipment; and the Operations Manager for Bank of America. She has served on a number of boards. Ms. Secor graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and the University of Colorado with an MBA in Finance.Email
Dan Jorgensen, Ph.D., currently serves as the Accountability Support Manager within the Colorado Department of Education. He previously served as the Data, Research, and Accountability Officer at Harrison School District 2, the Assistant Director of the Division of Accountability and Research within the Aurora Public Schools, and as a project leader within the Department of Planning and Analysis within the Denver Public Schools. Dr. Jorgensen has earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Policy & Administration from the University of Denver, a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he was a Rhoden fellowship recipient, and a Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dr. Jorgensen previously served as an elected member of the APS Board of Education. During different points of his board tenure he served as the Vice-President, Treasurer, Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee representative, RMSEL board member, and as a member of the Institutional Advisory Committee for Pickens Technical College. As part of his work with the Colorado Department of Education, he was appointed by the Commissioner of Education to serve as a Regional Education Laboratory (Central States) Governing Board member (2013-Present) and as an appointed member of the Central Comprehensive Center (2016-Present). Currently, he serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver where he instructs graduate level Educational Leadership and Policy courses.
Dan has received numerous awards for his work in education including the A+ Game Changer Award from A+ Colorado along with advocacy recognition awards from the Arc of Aurora, YAASPA and RISE Colorado. Also, he is a former recipient of the adjunct teaching award at Johnson & Wales University in Denver.
Dan resides in the Sterling Hills neighborhood of Aurora with his wife and his son. Dr. Jorgensen's wife is a Special Education Teacher in the Brighton School District. He has two daughters that graduated from Aurora Public Schools. His son is currently enrolled at Montessori del Mundo, a dual language Montessori charter school.
Jack D. Robinson, is an attorney and co-founder of the law firm Spies, Powers & Robinson, P.C., where his primary practice area is special education law and educational discrimination. Mr. Robinson has been representing the rights of children with disabilities and their parents for over twenty years. Mr. Robinson was the attorney for the parents in Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch. Dist., a landmark case decided by the United States Supreme Court in 2017 that established a “markedly more demanding” standard for determining the educational rights of children with disabilities. Mr. Robinson is a frequent lecturer on the application and construction of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. He has represented clients in numerous due process hearings, civil actions in the U.S. District Court, and appeals in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Robinson is a member and founder of the Colorado Council of Special Education Lawyers and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. Mr. Robinson received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law and is licensed to practice law in all Colorado State District Courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.Email
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