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Board Members

The Board is composed of five members elected to alternating four-year terms. Elections occur every two years. Board members serve at large, but represent a specific area of the county - their representative district. Board members are not paid; they give freely of their time to serve the community. After each School Board election, the Board chooses its officers for the next two years. If a vacancy occurs, the Board names an appointee to serve until the next election.

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Stephanie Schooley

Stephanie Schooley imagePresident
District 3 (Arvada, Wheat Ridge, north-central Lakewood)
Term ends November 2023

Stephanie lives in Lakewood with her husband and two daughters, both current Jeffco Public Schools students. She earned a BA in History from Reed College and an MA in Conflict Resolution from the University of Denver.

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Mary Parker 

Mary Parker image1st Vice President
District 5 (south Jeffco)
Term ends November 2025

Mary and her husband live in Littleton and own an HR Consulting company. Mary is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for neglected and abused children. Two of their four daughters are teachers in Jeffco and four of their six grandchildren are or have been Jeffco students. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. 

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Susan Miller

Susan Miller image2nd Vice President
District 4 (central/south-central Lakewood, Edgewater)
term ends November 2023

Susan was active in Jeffco prior to her election. She served on district committees and volunteered at her four children’s schools. She was PTSA president at Wheat Ridge HS for several years, served on and chaired school accountability committees, and recently served as a community member on Montessori Peaks Academy board of directors. For six years, Susan was president of Jefferson Association for Gifted Children, a non-partisan group advocating for gifted and twice exceptional children at the district, state, and national level.

Susan works for a consulting firm that advises school district clients across the country on enrollment, facilities, financing, and project management. She received her BA from Northwestern University.
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Danielle Varda

Danielle Varda image

District 1 (north Arvada, Westminster area)
Term ends November 2025

Dr. Danielle Varda is the mother of three kids in Jeffco schools, a regular volunteer in the classroom and chair of her School Accountability Committee. She is the CEO of Visible Network Labs, a health technology company, and a tenured professor at the University of Colorado School of Public Affairs. 

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Paula Reed

Paula Reed imageSecretary
District 2 (mountains, west-central Lakewood)
Term ends November 2025

Paula was a Jeffco teacher for 30 years, mostly at Columbine High School. She and her husband are Jeffco graduates who raised two Jeffco graduates. She retired in 2018 and now works in her husband's small business. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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