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Colorado Language Arts Society

Governance

The general membership of the Colorado Language Arts Society elects an executive committee as the governing body of our organization. Each year, candidates for vice-president, recording secretary, two members-at-large, and one auditor appear on the ballot. The vice-president serves one year and then succeeds to the presidency.

All elected officers are voting members for the organization with the exception of the auditors, who server a regulatory role. To support the purposes of the Colorado Language Arts Society, the executive committee sometimes appoints members to serve with the committee in various roles. The elected members of the executive committee and the members appointed to serve with the committee collectively form the executive board.

Executive Committee

Jay Arellano

President

Legacy High School

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Angie Dryer

Vice President

Arvada West High School

Jeffco Public Schools

Cass Tafoya-Chavez

Immediate Past President

Lincoln High School

Denver Public Schools

Amy Gutierrez-Baker

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

West Jefferson Middle School

Jeffco Public Schools

TBD

Recording Secretary

School

District

Neana Lueck

Member-at-Large

Sierra Middle School

Douglas County Public Schools

Monique Trujillo-Barnes

Monique Trujillo-Barnes

Member-at-Large

Member-at-Large

Legacy High School

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Legacy High School

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Jenna Chapman

Member-at-Large

Cherry Creek High School

Cherry Creek School District

Jan Stallones

Member-at-Large

University of Northern Colorado

Alex Crawford

Auditor

Littleton High School

Littleton Public Schools

TBD

Member-at-Large

School

District

TBD

Auditor

School

District

TBD

Member-at-Large

School

District

TBD

Auditor

School

District

Appointed Members

Karen Hartman

Director of Conferences

Content Editor, Statement

Retired

Director, Colorado Writing Project

Olivia Gillespie

Liaison: Colorado Department of Education

RWC Content Specialist

Colorado Department of Education

Doug Hesse

Liaison: Post-Secondary

Executive Director of Writing

Professor of English

University of Denver

Executive Committee Members in NCTE Leadership Roles

NCTE Middle Level Steering Committee Representative: Amy Gutierrez-Baker, West Jefferson Middle School

Honorary Members

Paul Bellin (Retired)

Jane Christensen (Retired)

Ruth Cline (Retired)

Paula Hodges (Retired)

Willa Mae Kippes (Retired)

Ed Low (Retired)

Bill McBride (Retired)

Alan Olds (Retired)

Louann Reid (Colorado State University)

Imogene Springer (Retired)

Jackie Swenson (Retired)

Dave Wendelin (Retired)

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