Published: September 8, 2022  |  

Our Board of Directors plays an important role in our work to empower students, engage the community and help the Boulder Valley School District evolve. Our nominating committee led an effort to identify areas where the Board needed to grow, and to support this work and further our mission, we’re bringing four new community members onto our Board this month.

We’re so excited to welcome the individuals below who will each bring unique talents and perspectives to our work. We would also like to share a heartfelt thank you to Samara Williams, Principal at Emerald Elementary, whose term just ended after serving on our Board since 2016.

Jennifer Sterling 

Managing Director, Partner at Sterling-Rice Group (SRG)

Jen has over 20 years of experience providing strategic leadership, building strong collaborative teams, and delivering targeted results. She is focused on partnering with clients to build strong, emotionally relevant brands by understanding the target audience and keeping the consumer at the focus of all initiatives. Jen is a mother of two BVSD students who has led SRG’s outreach programs working directly with nonprofit organizations. SRG is a majority women-owned and led organization that  provides branding and marketing expertise to a variety of major lifestyle and food brands across the country. 

Jann Oldham

Semi-Retired, Consultant at Community by Design 

Jann spent most of her career working on affordable housing, community development and strategic planning including over 15 years as the City of Boulder’s Housing Community Development Manager. Jann’s served on a number of Boards throughout the Denver Metro Area, including the Denver Homeless Task Force, Mile High Community Loan Fund, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority’s New Market Tax Credit Advisory Committee, State of Colorado Housing Board, Boulder County Community Action Program Board, Community Foundation of Boulder County Board of Trustees, and Emergency Family Assistance Association. Jann has two children who graduated from BVSD, and looks forward to working on issues around educational equity.

Cathleen Kendall

Attorney and volunteer

Cathleen is an attorney by training and a lifelong learner. She just finished graduate school in May receiving certificates in Homeland Security & Emergency Management Leadership and National Security Intelligence. Cathleen is a BVSD alum and the parent of two recent BVSD students (class of 2020 and class of 2022). Cathleen worked as a guardian ad litem in Adams County representing abused and neglected children and worked for the State of Colorado helping to create a new model for representation of children in Dependency and Neglect cases. Prior to that, she represented entities in venture fund formations and did other work as a corporate attorney. She was also on various boards, most recently the Board of Fairview Choir Organization for 5 years and President for 2, and volunteers with organizations including Impact on Education. 

Tanya Santee

Principal, Birch Elementary (Broomfield)

Tanya Santee has worked in public education in both Douglas and Boulder counties. She has been a Science teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and Principal in 20 years as a career educator. She lives in Louisville and has two children who attend BVSD in addition to leading Birch Elementary School, a Broomfield elementary school with wide disparities, so she brings a great perspective on the needs of students and educators in our District. 

BEFORE YOU GO …

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