Board of Education

The Board of Education is the elected body that sets policy and governance for the school district, its over 29,500 students and 3,700 employees. Board Directors are voted on at large. Voters vote for one candidate from each director district that is open during the general election.

PSD Board of Education Group Portrait


New Directors Selected to Fill Vacant Seats

PSD's Board of Education appointed two new directors to fill vacant seats following interviews and community forums on Feb. 21, 2019, with seven candidates.

D.J. Anderson was named the new director of District A, which encompasses constituents in the south-central area of the school district. Anderson replaces former Director Cathy Kipp, who resigned earlier this year after being elected to fill the vacancy left by State Sen. Joann Ginal to represent House District 52 in the Colorado Legislature.

Naomi Johnson will serve as the new director of District G, representing people in the central portion of Fort Collins. Johnson will take the place of former Director Susan Gutowsky, who left the Board after being selected to replace outgoing council member Bob Overbeck on the Fort Collins City Council.  

Anderson and Johnson were appointed to complete the remainder of the current terms of the Director A and G positions. They will serve until candidates for each director position are elected in November 2019. Both Anderson and Johnson have the option to run in the 2019 election.


Board meetings and community comments

Meetings are generally held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The first meeting (held the second Tuesday of the month) is a full business meeting. The second meeting (held the fourth Tuesday of the month) begins with a short business meeting followed by a work session.

Community comment: At each business meeting, the Board allows for community comment. Community members who wish to address the Board can sign up in the Boardroom before the meeting begins.

 Note: Community members may address the Board, but there is no dialogue with the Board during community comment.


Emails for all Board members may be sent to


Contact Information

Board Secretary
Tessa Oppenheimer | 970.490.3607 |