Leadership PSD

Leadership PSD exists to develop a lasting community of engaged partners to support PSD students.

Participants will learn from leaders in PSD about key aspects of how PSD operates, as well as the history, governance, budget, operations, curriculum, and special programs of Poudre School District and its 53 schools. 

Leadership PSD alumni will exit the program with tangible partnership connections with PSD. Examples include providing Work-Based Learning opportunities for students, volunteering, joining a committee, starting a special project with your organization, supporting a school or district program, and/or any other partnership ideas that you/your organization may be inspired to pursue.




Apply for the 2024-2025 Leadership PSD class here!

Anticipated Schedule (subject to change):

To support participant scheduling and cost efficiency, Leadership PSD will be scheduled in four half-day sessions (8am-12pm) in the fall of 2024: 

Thursday, 9/12/24 @ PSD Future Ready Center or JSSC TBD

  • Welcome, Overview, PSD Strategic Plan and Data, Approach to Partnerships, Career & Technical Education, Future Ready, ACE Mentor, PSD Foundation, Assessments & Evaluation/Research, Language, Culture & Equity, Transportation & Facilities, Communications

Thursday, 10/10/24 @ Elementary School TBD

  • Elementary Schools Overview, Before/After School Programs, Early Childhood, Alphabest, School Choice, Project Heart/PBL

Thursday, 11/14/24 @ Middle School TBD

  • Middle Schools Overview, Student Services, Mental Health, Integrated Services, Athletics & Activities 

Thursday, 12/12/24 @ High School TBD

  • High Schools Overview, Opportunities Unlimited, Futures Lab, PSD strategic plan follow up, Partnership action planning and program closing

Spring, 2025

  • Individual partnership or project collaboration/support as needed


Applicant requirements:

  • Reside or be employed within the Poudre School District boundaries
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of application
  • Submit a complete application
  • Be able to attend ALL sessions in person

An application review committee comprised of PSD staff and Leadership PSD alumni reviews applications and selects up to 25 participants for the class. Successful applicants will be contacted in mid-August to confirm intent to participate and schedule availability. Applicants not selected for a particular Leadership PSD class are invited to reapply for a future one by submitting another application.



Apply for the 2024-2025 Leadership PSD class here!


2022-23 Leadership PSD class

Leadership PSD 2022-2023 Cohort
Leadership PSD 2022-2023 Cohort
  • Heather Alderman, Commission on Sport Management Accreditation
  • Cari Brown, Larimer County Extension
  • Zach Ducharme, Larimer County Department of Health & Environment
  • Gage Duncan, Fort Fun
  • Veronica Estelle, Colorado State University
  • Jillian Fresa, City of Fort Collins
  • Marty Goldberg, Colorado Community College System
  • Deems Hargleroad, Bank of Colorado
  • Candice Hartley, Lamp Rynearson Inc.
  • Allison Hines, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County
  • Sandra Jackam, Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development
  • Amy Kolczak, UCHealth
  • Jessey Manison, The Arc of Larimer County
  • Michele Marquitz, Food Bank for Larimer County
  • Sarah McKeen, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County
  • Gary Ozzello, Canvas Canvas Credit Union
  • Carol Salter, Larimer County
  • Phoebe Stalker, Banner Health
  • Dulcie Willis, Poudre School District

Contact Information

Coordinator of Business and Community Development
Nick Peterson  |  npeterson@psdschools.org